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Grace Marie (Stenlund) Deakyn

Grace Marie (Stenlund) Deakyn, 51, of White Bear Lake, Minn., formerly of Bemidji, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at her home.

A reviewal will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 4600 Green Haven Drive, White Bear Lake.

She was born Aug. 28, 1957, to Harmon D. Stenlund and Josphine (Maruska) Stenlund. She moved with her parents to White Bear Lake from the Shevlin area. She attended the White Bear Lake area school. She graduated in May 1975. She married Chris Deakyn on June 6, 1975. She enjoyed crafts, needlepoint and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed working with special needs children.

She is survived by her mother; daughter, Amy of St. Paul; sister, Terri Schmidt of White Bear Lake; brothers, Calvin (Donny) Stenlund of Stacy, Minn., and David (Donnett) Stenlund of White Bear Lake; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; a niece; grandparents; three uncles and an aunt.

The family prefers memorials to be sent to 3770 Edgerton, St. Vadnais Heights, MN 55127.