Joyce Ann (Sunderman) Stenstrom

Joyce Ann (Sunderman) Stenstrom of rural Isle, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her home. She was 52 years old.

Joyce was born on January 30, 1961 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to parents Bernard and Margaret (Mondloch) Sunderman. She attended school in Waite Park until the 9th grade when the family moved to Mora. Joyce attended Mora High School, graduating in 1979.

In 1983, Joyce met Jerry Stenstrom in Mora, Minnesota. The couple was united in marriage on April 29, 1988 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. The couple lived in Ogilvie, Lewis Lake, Ann Lake, and finally settling in to their current home in rural Isle. Joyce loved to spend time outdoors, deer hunting and fishing with Jerry, or simply watching the birds and wild turkeys that wander into their yard. Joyce looked forward to all the time spent at their cabin on Fleming Lake near Aitkin with her family and friends. Because she loved a garage sale, she could never pass up an opportunity to find a treasure for family or friend. Before her health declined, Joyce and Jerry enjoyed many trips including Hawaii, Arkansas and Tennessee. Most of all, Joyce loved her family. She was a proud foster mother and loved her kids as her own. She treasured her many nieces and nephews, and was always available to babysit or help as needed. Joyce’s outgoing and loving spirit will be truly missed by her many family and friends.

Joyce is preceded in death by her mother Margaret, and sister, Mary Kay Sunderman.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Jerry; father, Bernie Sunderman; siblings Diane (Kevin) Seefeld of Isle; Bill (Lori) Sunderman of Mora; Julie (Roy) Habeck of Isle; Lisa (Steve) Schneider of Litchfield; and Jeni Sunderman of Ogilvie; foster children Marvin, Amy, Missy, and Ashley all of Isle; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Gene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating. Casket Bearers were Diane Seefeld, Bill Sunderman, Julie Habeck, Lisa Schneider, Jeni Sunderman, and Lynn Orazem.  Interment was in the Fish Lake Cemetery in Mora. Arrangements were by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at

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