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Stegan, Clara Genette (Flatland) 1914-2010


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 12/7/2012 at 11:37:45

Clara Stegen, age 95, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at the Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2010, at the First Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa, with Rev. Marion Pruitt – Jefferson presiding. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Friday, February 19, 2010, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, Iowa, and after 10:00 a.m., at the church on Saturday morning.

Clara Genette (Flatland) Stegen was born on November 4, 1914, the daughter of Ole and Hilda (Løkkebø) Flatland, on the family farm in Glenwood Township. She was baptized at home on January 3, 1915, by Rev. Scharve. She was confirmed at the Glenwood Lutheran Church on May 4, 1930, by Rev. Olaf Brevick. Clara married Mervin Juleman Stegen on June 14, 1933, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church and to this union, five children were born: Helen, Donald, Verna, Sharon and Mary Ann. Mervin and Clara farmed in the Glenwood area and then Frankville Township before moving to their homestead in Bluffton and Madison townships. In 1969, Clara moved to Milwaukee, WI, and worked there until 1997, when she returned to Decorah. In the fall of 2007, she moved to the Arlin Falck Assisted Living and into the Barthell Eastern Star Home in the fall of 2009. Clara was a very independent woman and made her own decisions all of her life. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling and playing cards.

Clara’s survivors include her five children: Helen (Paul) Broadbent, Rochester, MN; Donald (Marion) Stegen, St. Louis, MO; Verna Peterson, Omaha, NE; Sharon Miene, Postville, IA; and Mary Ann Canter, Milwaukee, WI; along with sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. One brother: Norman Flatland, Mabel, MN. One sister-in-law: Ardith Flatland, Decorah, IA.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband: Mervin Stegen on December 3, 1966. Her parents: Ole and Hilda (Løkkebø) Flatland. One son-in-law: Harold Miene. Four sisters: Anne Severson, Clara’s twin sister, Elise Flatland, Elise Stegen and Hannah Engen. Five brothers: Albert, Harold, Ole, Harold and Charley Flatland.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

Decorah Lutheran Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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