|Morris A. Stenberg, 83|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Morris Alton Stenberg, 83, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 19, at Evangelical Free Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Mel Sich and Pastor Kari Krankkala officiating. Casket bearers included Morris Stenberg Jr., Mark Stenberg, Dennis McCullough, Wayne Dahl, Gerald Schulte and John Krankkala. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Morris Stenberg was born September 17, 1921 in Halstad, the son of Andrew and Martha (Ostebee) Stenberg. He was baptized at First Lutheran Church, Fargo, N.D. at the age of 12 and accepted Christ as his personal Savior in adulthood. He grew up and attended school in Hendrum.
On December 12, 1943, Morris was united in marriage to Jean Lois Bucholz. Early during their marriage they operated a milk route in Grygla. They later moved to International Falls, where he initially worked at the paper mill and later owned Cities Service Station.
In the 1950’s Morris and Jean moved with their family to Prescott, Ariz., where they built and operated Hassayampa Trailer Park and Morrie’s Drive-Inn. In the early 1960’s they owned Morrie’s Grocery in South International Falls. They moved to Thief River Falls in 1963, where they have since resided.
Morris was a man of many talents and enjoyed working with his hands. He worked on cars and built several homes and businesses. He loved children and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jean of Thief River Falls; six children, Sharon (Dennis) McCullough of Thief River Falls, Nancy (Wayne) Dahl of Maple Lake, Morris (Karen) Stenberg Jr. of Plymouth, Gloria (Gerald) Schulte of Thief River Falls, Cindy (John) Krankkala of Thief River Falls and Mark (Kathy) Stenberg of Park Rapids; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Alvin, Elmer Sr., Joseph, Arnold and Edgar; and four sisters, Sophia Dullum, Clara Christopherson, Mabel Seabold and Marian Ruud.