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Clemence J StenderOctober 9, 1938 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 79)
Funeral services for Clemence J. Stender of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel in Albert Lea. Pastor Don Malinsky will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glenville, MN.
Clemence died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. He was 79 years of age.
Clemence was born October 9, 1938 in Dent, Minnesota, the son of Charles and Matilda (Trick) Stende and attended country school. He was united in marriage to Betty Hill in 1964 at the First Lutheran Church in Glenville, MN. Clemence was employed for over 27 years with the Albert Lea Freezer Warehouse and had been a Freeborn County resident most of his life.
In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, storytelling and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. His family and grandkids were always the joy of his life.
Clemence is survived by his wife Betty of Albert Lea, MN, children, Cindy Lenze of Albert Lea, MN, James (Judy) Stender of Clarks Grove, MN, Laura (Gary) Crawford of Albert Lea, MN, Carmen Uzlik of Albert Lea, MN, Dustin (Lori) Stender of Albert Lea, MN, Amanda Stender of Albert Lea, MN. There are 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three siblings, Joyce Uhlig of Fergus Falls, MN, Kenneth (Diana) Stender of Fergus Falls, MN, Betty (Jerome) Halderson of Duluth, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Robin Lynn Stender, granddaughter Rachel Lenze, and siblings, Lloyd Stender, Charlie Stender, Margaret Laugen, Charlotte Johnson, Gladys Elberling, Lila Rosenow and Carolyn Nord.