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Elizabeth Ellen Stearns-Bowder Niebolte
Birth: Jan. 17, 1910
Victory
Vernon County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 2010
Bovey
Itasca County
Minnesota, USA

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MN for Elizabeth Ellen Niebolte age 100, a long-time resident of St. Joseph, MN who left us on December 24, 2010 to celebrate Jesus' birth with Our Heavenly Father and his Angels. The Reverend Joseph Feders, OSB will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be at a later date in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph, MN. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the services.

Elizabeth was born on January 17, 1910 in Victory, WI the daughter of Norris Clayton and Lenora Liza (Henderson) Stearns. She grew up exploring the bluffs and playing on the shores of the Mississippi River. Around the age of 13 she boarded a train with her family and moved to St. Cloud, MN where she later met her first husband James and started a family.

She worked hard to support her family through good times and bad. As unique as she, her jobs included handing out gum samples as a "Beechnut Gum Girl" and driving a taxi cab in downtown St. Cloud.

Elizabeth married Henry F. Niebolte on December 6th, 1943 in Sauk Rapids and they built a wonderful life together that they shared until Henry's death in 1991.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Henry, son Frank, daughter Dorothy, two granddaughters Kathleen and Bobbie, four brothers Arthur, Jacob, Adrian, and Walter and three sisters Mae, Olive, and Bessie.

Elizabeth is survived by three sons James (Mary Jo) Bowder, Adrian (Lois) Bowder, and John Bowder, three daughters Virginia (Mel) Stavrum, Alice (Joe) Janchar, Elizabeth (Peter) Stewart, thirty-two grandchildren, sixty-nine great-grandchildren and twenty-eight great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Norris Clayton Stearns (1870 - 1956)
  Lenora Liza Henderson Stearns (1879 - 1960)
 
 Spouses:
  James Samuel Bowder (1902 - 1969)
  Henry Francis Niebolte (1918 - 1991)
 
 Children:
  Adrian Oliver Bowder (1931 - 2013)*
  John Douglas Bowder (1934 - 2013)*
  Dorothy Bowder (1936 - 1936)*
  Franklin Arvid Niebolte (1940 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lenora Mae Hartley Allen (1898 - 1979)**
  Charles Arthur Stearns (1902 - 1976)*
  Mila Olive Stearns Allen (1904 - 2002)*
  Bessie Marie Stearns Olsen (1906 - 1991)*
  Jacob Clayton Stearns (1908 - 1911)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Stearns-Bowder Niebolte (1910 - 2010)
  Norris Adrian Stearns (1913 - 1974)*
  Walter Earl Stearns (1915 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Brian Stavrum
Record added: Dec 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63370276
Elizabeth Ellen <i>Stearns-Bowder</i> Niebolte
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Elizabeth Ellen <i>Stearns-Bowder</i> Niebolte
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- Nes Pagani
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
Such a lovely lady...may you rest in sweet, eternal peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014

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