Stueven, Edna Pauline 103

Edna Pauline Stueven of Howard Lake, MN, entered Glory on February 18, 2023, at the age of 103 years and 11 months.

Edna was born to John George and Carolyn (Hohl) Seeger on March 20, 1919 in Buffalo, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Pelican Lake Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN by Pastor Nichols. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1936. As the youngest of seven siblings, Edna remained at home following graduation and lovingly cared for her mother.

Edna was united in marriage to Adolph Stueven on June 19, 1940 at Pelican Lake Lutheran Church. They were blessed with five children. Edna dedicated her life to helping with the farming operation, caring for and training their children, and serving as a loving caregiver for her mother-in-law, who lived with them for many years. Adolph and Edna were married for 64 years. She enjoyed growing roses and vegetables, watching birds, hand stitching embroidery and quilting. Edna lived on the family farm until November 1, 2022, when she entered The Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake. She was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church, enrolling all their children at St. James School.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adolph, siblings Alvin, George, Esther Hawkins, Catherine Varner, Meryl Catlin, and Dorothy Dixon. She is survived by one daughter Norma Shehadeh of Bullhead City, AZ, four sons, Michael (Marge) of Howard Lake, Gary (Deb) of Mound, MN, Brian of Big Fork, MN, and Jason (Jill) of Champlin, MN, 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials preferred to St. James Lutheran School.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2023 with visitation 1 hour prior to services at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, MN 320-543-3401 www.swansonpeterson.com