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 Alpha Caroline <I>Mortenson</I> Stofer

Alpha Caroline Mortenson Stofer

Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
Death 14 Jul 2010 (aged 98)
Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
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Alpha Caroline Stofer, 98, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.

She was born Jan. 6, 1912, in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Martin and Anna (Jensen) Mortenson.

She grew up in Fergus Falls, graduating from Fergus Falls High School in 1930. She attended St. Cloud State Teacher's College and, following graduation in 1934, taught at Garfield Elementary in St. Cloud before moving to Minneapolis.

On June 12, 1938, she married Kenneth Stofer in Minneapolis, and raised seven children.

Alpha resumed her teaching career in 1952, in a rural Sebeka school while living in Bluegrass. She continued her involvement in education after the family moved to Wadena in 1958.

Upon retirement, she and Ken moved to Ottertail City. Following Ken's death in 1982, Alpha returned to Fergus Falls in 1988.

Alpha was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls and enjoyed bible study and women's groups. She also enjoyed playing bridge and participating in community theater. She had a strong interest in A Center for the Arts.

Survivors include her children, Julie (Larry) Doth of Fridley, Martin (Kay) Stofer of Anchorage, Alaska, Gregory (Sandy) Stofer of Burnsville, Randall (Lu) Stofer of Denver, Colo., Elaine (Glenn) Moulton of Torrance, Calif., Bradley (Linda) Stofer of Denver, Colo., and Dora Jimenez of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Kenneth Stofer; and her sisters, Sadie Coninx, Mabel Mjelde and Marian Barnes.

Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at First Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls

Clergy: Rev. Saul Stensvaag

Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls

Funeral home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 59008448
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alpha Caroline Mortenson Stofer (6 Jan 1912–14 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59008448, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by ✿T Burt (contributor 47009168) .