Marjorie A. (Elven) Stenstrom, 82, of 5 Otter River Road, Winchendon went to be with the Lord, Thursday afternoon, September 8th, while at University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Leominster, Massachusetts. She was born on April 21st, 1940 in Preston, Washington and spent her youth there. She was the daughter of Charles and Jean (Nelson) Elven.
She graduated from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota and while she was attending there met and married Paul Stenstrom. She served along side Paul who pastored many churches over the years including Marion, Iowa, Orlando, Florida, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wheaton, Illinois, Wilmington, Delaware and Winchendon, Massachusetts. She was active in all of these churches, including the choir and provided her vocal gifts and pioneered a long-lasting women’s ministry called Coffebreak. She was currently active at First Baptist Church of Leominster, Massachusetts.
Margie was passionate about relationships. She made strong friendships with people around the country wherever she lived. She invested intimately in the lives of her family, children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. She had a real gift of hospitality, showing itself in many amazing meals, along with a strong ability to encourage all of the people in her life. She faithfully prayed for all those she was in relationship with.
Her family includes three sons, Peter Stenstrom and his wife Lois of West, Chicago, Illinois, David Stenstrom and his wife Pollianne of Swanzey, New Hampshire and Matthew Stenstrom and his wife Nicole of Roseville, Minnesota; eight grandchildren- Jacob, Hannah, Boston, Jordan, Micah, Judah, Maxwell and Isabella and her brother Charles Elven of Edmonds, Washington.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 16th at 11AM at First Baptist Church of Leominster, 23 West Street, Leominster, Massachusetts. Reverend Lars Larson will officiate.
Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Illinois.
Open casket visitation will be at 10AM Wednesday, 9/14 before the funeral at First Baptist Church.
Food and refreshments will be provided immediately following the funeral service.
Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 23 West Street, Leominster, Massachusetts.