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Marie Christofa Stennes, 98

Marie Christofa Stennes, 98, of Nevis died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

She was born March 29, 1909 to Peter and Sarah (Moen) Maanum at Mt. Horeb, WI. She moved to the Borup area as a young child, and graduated from school there in 1928.

She married Sylfest Sten-nes Dec. 31, 1933 in Borup. They lived on a farm near Hendrum. In 1960, she moved to Moorhead and worked as a seamstress un-til she moved to Nevis in 1968. For many years she taught piano.

She was a senior compan-ion at the Ah-Gwah-Ching Center and an artist-in-residence at the Nevis School. She was a member of White Birch Artists, Senior Citizen Center of Nevis, Bethany Lutheran Church Women and Bethany Cursil-listas.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Oliver) Sorenson of Ada; two sons, Gary (Connie) of Nevis and Kent (Barb) of Arden Hills; two stepdaughters, Ruby (Warren) Kinne of New Bern, NC and Ruth Adams of Chula Vista, CA; 15 grand-children, eight step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 20 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960; son, Sherwood, two stepsons, Orval and Harris; two granddaughters, Candee Bellows and Trudy Soren-son; and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Mag-nuson.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Fri-day, Oct 19 and one-half hour prior to the service at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Nevis.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Satur-day, Oct. 20 at Bethany Lu-theran Church in Nevis with Pastor A.J. Kluver offi-ciating.

Interment: Pontoppidan Lutheran Cemetery near Hendrum.