Beatrice Stensrude, 1925-2015

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Funeral services for Beatrice Harriet (Christenson) Stensrude will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will take place at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Lake Mills. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Beatrice Stensrude

Beatrice Stensrude

Beatrice died Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Beatrice was born on June 20, 1925, in Freeborn County, the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Tufte) Christenson. She grew up in Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea schools.

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On Dec. 4, 1943, she was united in marriage to Alfred B. Stensrude in Owatonna and they spent their lives together in Lake Mills and Albert Lea.

Beatrice worked at Albert Lea Country Club and Land-O- Lakes. She enjoyed baking, playing cards, winning at the game of Farkel and — most of all — spending time with family and friends.

Beatrice will be greatly missed by her family, including sons Thomas (Jeanne) Stensrude of Madison Lake, John (Karen) Stensrude of San Antonio, Texas, and Gene Stensrude of Lake Mills; daughters  Linda Rolands of Lake Mills and Patricia Kouba of Phoenix; Julie (Paul) Tlamka of Albert Lea and Mary (Art  Hughes) Gold of Albert Lea; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred, in 1996; brother, Earl Christenson; and sisters Marion Carpenter, Jennie Aase, Dorothy Hall, Ruth Fretheim, Ruby Carpenter and Florence Goldman.

Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Community, Peace and Power or Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea Hospice.