|Julia Stenseth, 99|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Julia Stenseth, 99, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Mark Helgeland officiating. Casket bearers included Robin Cartier, Mark Cartier, Griffin Newland, Brock Newland, Ira Hughes and Calvin Schoepp. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Julia Caroline Sanders was born on June 26, 1905 in Cloverleaf Township, Pennington County, the daughter of Andrew and Sigrid (Moltzer) Sanders. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church in Germantown and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Mavie. She attended Ptacek School in Clover Leaf Township, through the eighth grade.
Julia was united in marriage to Charles H. Fuller and to this union four children were born, Clarence, Hazel, June and Darlene. Charles died in 1952. On July 17, 1953 she was married to Arthur Stenseth in Red Lake County. The couple made their home in Thief River Falls their entire lives. Julia and Arthur spent 45 years together, before Arthur’s death in 1998.
Julia worked for Land O’ Lakes for 14 years, retiring in 1959. Before that she worked for Zephyr Cleaners, in Thief River Falls.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.
Julia enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
Julia is survived by two children, Hazel (Kenneth) Cartier of Mesa, Ariz, and Darlene “Dollie” Newland of Thief River Falls; 28 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; 36 great-great grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; son, Clarence Fuller, daughter, June Brandt; three grandchildren; three brothers, Emil Sanders, Clarence Sanders and Leonard Sanders; and one sister, Helen Gribstein.