Constance Stenson

Sept. 18, 1932-Nov. 3, 2016

Constance “Connie”

LouElla Stenson of Rugby

died November 3, 2016,

in Rugby, ND.

Connie was born  on

September  18,  1932, on

her father’s farm near

McVille, ND,  to Leonard

and  Ella  (Tangen)  Loe.

She graduated from

McVille High School in

1950, and married Robert

V. Stenson on January 26,

1953, near Pekin, ND.

She earned a BS degree

in education from May-

ville State Teachers Col-

lege. Connie taught school

at Warwick, Norway # 2

near Pekin, Lindaas, and


She taught 100s of stu-

dents in Rugby from  1962

to 1992.

Connie was very active

in First Lutheran Church

in Rugby as a member of

the choir, Sunday school

and VBS teacher, Bible

study, and WELCA.    She

was also a member of the

American Legion Auxili-

ary, Faculty Wives,

G.F.W.C.  Literary Club,

and the  Red Hat  Society.

Her steadfast faith led

her to be known as the

Prayer Warrior for her

family.   She lived her life

believing, “This is the day

the Lord has made, and I

will rejoice and be glad in

it.”  She enjoyed traveling,

to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska

and Arizona, with her

husband, golfing, camp-

ing, and reading.

She  is survived by her

husband, Robert and their

children: Bob (Mary) and

her daughters  Shanna, El-

isa, and Andresa  – Fargo;

Robyn (Bruce) Vangsnes

– Fargo; Rick (Connie

Mae) Stenson – Sher-

burn, MN, and Rhonda

(John) Lageson  – Park

Rapids, MN,   a  sister,

Phyllis Jean Kroke –

Surprise, AZ, and  a

brother Charles  “Bud”

Loe – McVille, ND.  Her

grandchildren, Chris (Ali)

Stenson, Kelly Stenson,

Amanda (Joe) Gerding,

Andrea (Eric) Guttormson,

Rob and David Stenson,

and Erik, Heidi, and Jef-

frey Lageson,   and her 2

great-grandchildren, Odin

and Delaney.

Connie was preceded

in death by her parents, a

brother, Keith Loe,  sis-

ters,  Shirley Ann Olson

and  Lois  Nesheim, and

daughter-in-law  Ruth


Visitation at Niewoeh-

ner Funeral Home on

Sunday, November 6, 5 to

7 p.m., and prayer service

at 7.

Funeral Service on

Monday, November 7,

2016, at 10:30 a.m.  at

First Lutheran  Church in

Rugby.   Burial will be at

Sheyenne  Cemetery –

Pekin, ND, at   4 p.m. on