Mary Anne Stenslie, 72, of Broken Arrow, Okla.Published 9:46am Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Updated 11:48am Wednesday, February 6, 2013
She was born May 24, 1940, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Ephraim and Inez (Olson) Evavold.
The former Miss Mary Anne Evavold was a 1958 graduate of Ashby High School. She was homecoming queen during her senior year and active in the tumbling team, choir, class plays and she played the flute and piccolo in the school band. She was also an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing her accordion.
She grew up on a farm and thoroughly enjoyed helping care for her animals. 4-H was a big part of her youth and showing her cattle at the county fair every summer was very important to her. She liked to mow the lawn and keeping the shrubbery trimmed was something she truly enjoyed.
She attended Moorhead State University and Interstate Business College in Fargo.She was employed by the Farmer’s Home Administration in Rolla and Bismarck, North Dakota. She married Charles Stenslie on Nov. 23, 1962, in Battle Lake.
Following her marriage, she was a fulltime homemaker. She always made friends easily and loved being with her family and entertaining in their home. Baking was another of her specialties.
She was a champion at making angel food cakes from scratch before mixes were available and she made the best frosted brownies. Memorials may be made to the Grue Lutheran Church, where Mary Anne was baptized and confirmed and active throughout high school to Grue Lutheran Church, PO Box 157, Ashby, MN 56309.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Stenslie; a son, Aaron and (wife Michelle) Stenslie, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a daughter, Carmen and husband David Kopp, Tulsa, Okla.; David’s parents, Bud and Amy Kopp, Lake Tenkiller, Okla.; grandchildren, Evan and fiancé Brittni, Ryan, Matthew, Jacob, Piper; a sister, Sylvia (husband Bruce) Thom, Fargo; and a brother, Dale (wife Shary Evavold,) Rushford;
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Burial: National Cemetery, Ft. Gibson, Okla.
Funeral Home: Hayhurst Funeral Home