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Elizabeth Ellen Stearns Niebolte

  • Birth 17 Jan 1910 Victory, Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 2010 Bovey, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Saint Joseph, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 63370276

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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  • Created by: Brian Stavrum
  • Added: 27 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63370276
  • Brian Stavrum
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Ellen Stearns Niebolte (17 Jan 1910–24 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63370276, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Brian Stavrum (contributor 47104134) .