Sylvia C. Stuenkel

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Sylvia C. S t u e n k e l , 93, died S a t u r d a y, Feb. 1, 2014, at her home in Linn. She was born on April 28, 1920, to Harry and Pauline (Blanken) Stuenkel at Linn. She was baptized on May 2, 1920, by Rev. J.G.B. Keller and confirmed by Rev. Keller in 1934. Sylvia attended school in Kansas City to become an LPN. She then worked at the KU Medical Center for 30 years. When she retired, she returned to the Linn area. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Palmer. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Velma Braun. Survivors include her brother, Marvin Stuenkel, Linn;  sisters, Cecelia Dahm, Ruth Mueller, Lavera Helms, Lula Stuenkel, all of Linn; and a brother-in-law, Harold Braun, Clay Center. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 5 at St. John’s Lutheran, Palmer. Pastor Jacob Sherry officiated. Sheila
Stuenkel played the organ as the congregation sang, “Rock of Ages,” “I Am But a Stranger Here,” “What God Ordains is
Always Good” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were John Helms, Gene Braun, Joshua Helms, Duane Dahm, Robert Mueller and Ralph Mueller. A memorial fund is established to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation or to the donor’s choice. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home 
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