August 18, 1912 – Tuesday, September 21, 2010
St. Francis Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Lenora Sarah Stumpf, age 98, of Buffalo, MN, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at the Parkview Care Center in Buffalo.
Lenora was born August 18, 1912, on the family farm near Maple Lake, MN, to John and Katherine (Cordell) Geyen. She grew up in Wright County and attended country school.
Lenora was united in marriage to Louis Adrian Stumpf on September 10, 1935, in a double ceremony at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. The couple farmed in the Maple Lake area for several years. The family lived in Maple Lake until 1960 when they moved to Buffalo, where she has resided since. Lenora enjoyed being a homemaker and everything that went along with homemaking, especially cooking and baking. She loved her flowers and playing cards, especially when she won. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the C.C.W. Lenora’s family meant everything to her.
Lenora is survived by her children: Eleanor (John) O’Donnell of St. Paul, MN, James L. (Marlene) Stumpf of Annandale, MN, Anna (Larry) Purcell of Maple Lake, Connie (Bill) Smith of Montrose, SD, and Cathy (Bob) Quady of Buffalo; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Katherine Happe of Maple Lake, Deloris (Bob) Rohlin of Buffalo, and John “Jack” (Darlene) Geyen of Annandale.
Lenora was preceded in death by her parents John and Katherine Geyen, husband Louis, siblings: Lloyd, Helen, Melvina, Evelyn, Norman, Donald, and Myron. She was also preceded in death by granddaughter Laurie Stumpf.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 25, 2010, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father David Hennen as celebrant.
Visitation will be Friday 4pm to 8pm with a prayer service at 7pm at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the church one hour prior to services.
Interment is in the St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake.
Casket Bearers are Jay O’Donnell, James M. Stumpf, Lindsay Quady, John Nathan Smith, David Purcell and Adam Smith.