DeLoris Wuerflein, 1925-2014

Published 10:56 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

Memorial services for DeLoris Elaine Wuerflein, 88, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at

DeLoris Wuerflein

DeLoris Wuerflein

DeLoris went to worship her Lord in person at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

DeLoris Elaine Wuerflein was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Randall, Iowa, the daughter of Abel B. and Helen E. (Matson) Stensland. She grew up in Jewel, Iowa, and graduated from high school there. Following high school DeLoris attended Luther College in Decorah. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and Circle No. 4, as well as Crossroads Evangelical Free Church in Albert Lea. She went to Fort Hope in Ontario, Canada, where she taught Bible study and did missionary work through Trinity Lutheran Church of Albert Lea. She was a Sunday school teacher’s aide and enjoyed spending time with young children.

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DeLoris was united in marriage to Robert Beaver in 1946 in Buffalo Center, Iowa. On Aug. 17, 1974, DeLoris was united in marriage to Jerome Wuerflein at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

DeLoris enjoyed reading, attending Bible study, flower gardening, baking, sewing and making lefse. She liked attending the National Audubon Society events, Civic Music Concerts and Tiger’s Roar. One of her favorites was attending conferences of the Holy Spirit. She enjoyed singing, family reunions, potlucks and walking. Gospel music was also a favorite, as was getting together with friends, playing cards and being with family. She loved visiting her grandfather’s farm in Norway with her cousin. She especially treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Jerome, of Albert Lea; children Cynthia (Luane) Odden of Northwood, Suzi Stone of Austin, Dawn (Mike) Kaderbek of Stewartville, Tammy Wuerflein of Rochester, Janet Wuerflein of Topeka, Kan., Clifford (Cindy) Wuerflein of Albert Lea and Jerome (Gwen) Wuerflein of Emmons; grandchildren Ryan (Sadie) Wuerflein, Brett (Angie) Wuerflein, Brooke (Travis) McKinney, Nicholas (Tabitha) Beaver, Heather (JoJo) Schneider, Hillary Schneider, Adam (Laura) Kaderbek, Melissa (Gary) Quam, Sean Higbee, Shaina (Boz) Higbee, Jesse Frohwein, Shannon (Matt) Wuerflein, Aaron Wuerflein, Jacob Wuerflein and Lucas Wuerflein; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers Robert (Mary) Stensland of Bricelyn and Gerald (Mary) Stensland of Red Wing; sister-in-law, Frances Thompson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

DeLoris was preceded in death by her parents Abel and Helen Stensland and Milford and Vione Wuerflein; her son, Milford Wuerflein; sisters-in-law Julie Vangen and Maureen Ruble; brothers-in-law Gary Vangen and Glen Ruble; as well as special aunts and uncles.