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Arda Stuehrenberg

September 9, 1926 — August 2, 2008

Arda Ione Harriet Stuehrenberg, 81, Breckenridge , MN and Cooper City, FL, died August 2, 2008 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge.



Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church , Breckenridge with Pastor Burt Benson officiating.



Visitation will be Monday, August 4, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church.



Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery , Breckenridge.



Arda is survived by: Her four children: Rev. Darrell (Linda Olson) Stuehrenberg, Davie, FL; Duane (Bonnie Factor) Stuehrenberg, Rural Kent, MN; Sonja Wuerffel (Mark) of Waxhaw, NC; Vance (Mary Styndl) Stuehrenberg, Mankato, MN; Her 19 grandchildren: Christopher (Sonya) and Bryce Stuehrenberg; Tina (Zachary) Becker; Jesse, Jonathan, Courtney and Joshua Stuehrenberg; Karie (Jeremiah) Pitts; Philip (Kelli), Josiah, Bethany, Katherine, Nathan, Andrew and Isaac Wuerffel; Jennifer and Jason Stuehrenberg; Timothy and Jill Skalicky; Her 4 great-grandchildren: Christina and Marina Stuehrenberg, Hadley Stuehrenberg, and Miah Pitts.



She was preceded in death by: Her parents: Arthur and Alma Grahn and her husband: August Stuehrenberg



Arda was born Sept. 9, 1926 in Pelican Rapids, MN, the only child of Arthur and Alma Grahn. She attended grade school in rural Pelican Rapids and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School . Arda then attended Moorhead State College and attained a two year teaching degree. She taught school in Odessa , Montevideo , and Hawley , MN . She married August Stuehrenberg on June 18, 1949 in Pelican Rapids, MN. They moved to rural Kent , MN where the couple farmed. Arda taught in several rural one room schools in the 1960’s. August and Arda moved to Breckenridge , MN in the mid 1980’s. They also enjoyed a winter home in Cooper City , Fl from 1979 to the present.



Arda was an active member of Christ Luther Church, rural Wolverton , MN ; Grace Lutheran Church , Breckenridge , MN and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Davie , Fl. She was also a bible class teacher for many years. Arda was active in many activities and in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. She loved her family, had many friends and was a valued confidant and counselor to many. Memorial gifts are asked to be directed to: Wycliffe Bible Translators, the mission Society where her daughter and son-in-law serve as full-time missionaries.




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