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Stella Marie Halsne Thompson
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1912
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 2011
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA

CLEAR LAKE - Stella Marie Thompson, 98, formerly of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Muse -Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Richland Lutheran Church in Thornton with the Rev. Samuel Schmeling officiating. Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, and then one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be given in memory of Stella Thompson to the Richland Lutheran Church, Thornton, or Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn.

Stella was born on Nov. 7, 1912, in Williams, the daughter of Ole J. and Minnie (Hall) Halsne. She graduated from Hanlontown High School.

Stella married Jonas H. Thompson on May 17, 1941 in Fertile, and to this union two daughters were born.
Stella and Jonas farmed in the Thornton area. She was a member of the Richland Lutheran Church in Thornton. In retirement they moved to Clear Lake. She moved to Apple Valley Assisted Living in 2004.

Stella enjoyed gardening, playing card games hand and foot and baking. After retiring, she loved to travel. Reading her Bible was a very important part of her daily devotions.

Stella is survived by her daughters, Sharon Wood and her husband Stephen, St. Augustine, Fla., and Myrna Neis and her husband Bob, Mason City; five grandchildren, Melissa (Herbie) Douglas, Jacksonville, Fla., Heather (Fernando) Febres, Orlando, Fla., Rebecca (Doug) Legan, Linden, N.C., Rhonda (Brad) Weber, Osage, and Jason Neis, Story City; four great-grandchildren Daniel Wood, McKenna Legan, Ella Legan and Noah Febres; brother Lawrence (Peggy) Halsne, Clear Lake; sisters-in-law Elaine Halsne, Mason City, and Helen Halsne, Clear Lake; and her sister Irene's children, Burke and Muriel Haberkamp and family, Garner, and Merle and Joan McMullin and family, Manly, and several other nieces and nephews.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jonas in 1979, sister Irene McMullen, and four brothers Joseph, Oline, James and Milton Halsne.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, 641-357-2193,

Published in Globe Gazette from January 22 to January 23, 2011 
Family links: 
  Ole J Halsne (1882 - 1967)
  Minnie S Hall Halsne (1887 - 1975)
  Jonas Thompson (1908 - 1979)*
  Irene Josephine Halsne McMullin (1910 - 1961)*
  Stella Marie Halsne Thompson (1912 - 2011)
  Oline Marion Halsne (1921 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Clear Lake Cemetery
Clear Lake
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Mar 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87292139
Stella Marie <i>Halsne</i> Thompson
Added by: DM Scott
Stella Marie <i>Halsne</i> Thompson
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