Pauline “Polly” Stennes, 85

Pauline “Polly” Stennes, 85, of East Grand Forks, MN died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Edgewood Vista Center, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.  
Polly was born on September 27, 1924 in Cooperstown, ND the daughter of Carl “Charley” and Julia (Morberg) Sutter.  She graduated from Cooperstown High School and married Kenneth Stennes on September 7, 1947 in Cooperstown, ND.  
As Ken worked for the railroad they lived in Hannaford and West Fargo, ND.  They moved to Drayton, ND in 1962 where she and Ken owned and operated Stennes Furniture.  
In 1973 they moved to East Grand Forks, MN and purchased Stennes Funeral Home from Lars Stennes.  She enjoyed working funerals and helping families until retiring in 1989.  Her husband Ken died on June 2, 2002.  
Polly very much enjoyed church activities and had a hand in making hundreds of quilts with the church women.  In later years, she also enjoyed painting pictures.
Polly is survived by her children; Tom (Judy) Stennes of East Grand Forks, MN, Jane (Dave) Binger of Little Falls, MN, Jacky (Doug) Kummer of West Fargo, ND, Leigh (Storme) Stennes of Becker, MN, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother; Wesley (Mary Ann) Sutter of West Allis, WI, and a sister; Marvis Weiser of Fargo, ND.  She is preceded in death by her husband Ken, sisters; Wilmina Monson, and Lee Almen; brothers Kenneth and Orlin Sutter, four infant siblings and twin great grandsons.
Services:    10:00 AM Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation:  Monday from 5-7 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at the Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN and 1 hour before services at the church.
Burial:  Nisbet Cemetery, rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Online Guestbook:      www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

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