Fayelyn S. Wohlrabe

Fayelyn Stahn Wohlrabe

Funeral services for Fayelyn S. Wohlrabe of Morris, MN will be Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris, MN, with Rev. Donald Main officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield.

Fayelyn DeLyla Stahn, daughter of Edward C. and Frieda (Pfeil) Stahn, was born September 19, 1927 in Springfield, Minnesota.  She graduated from Springfield High School in 1944.  Following her schooling, Faye worked as a legal secretary in Springfield for about one year before moving to Minneapolis, where she worked for another year as a bookkeeper at Dayton’s.  After her year at Dayton’s, Faye began working at the University of Minnesota as a secretary for the Dean of the School of Business Administration.  She then began work as a senior secretary for the Dean of the School of Nursing. 

On June 19, 1948, Faye was united in marriage with Donald Edwin Wohlrabe.  In 1951, the couple moved to Philadelphia where Don interned at Philadelphia General Hospital.  It was here their first daughter, Wendy, was born.  The family rturned to Minneapolis and in 1953 a second daughter, Julie, was born.  After various moves for medical internships and residencies, as well as two years of military service, the family settled in Minneapolis where their son, David, was born in 1957.  A short time later they returned to Springfield where Don practiced medicine and they raised their family.  While living in Springfield they were members of Zion Lutheran Church where they belonged to the Couples Club and Faye served as president of the Women’s Guild.  She also served as President and Vice-president of the Springfield Women’s Golf Association and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Faye and Don moved to Morris in 1980 where they became active members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Faye was also president of the Pomme de Terre Ladies Golf Association.

Faye died on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.  She was 94 years old.

She is survived by her children: Wendy Wohlrabe Walker, Julie Wohlrabe (Paul) Bengtson, and David (Nancy) Wohlrabe; twin sister: Fern Stahn (Homer) Anderson; grandchildren: Chad (Shannon) Walker, Liesl Walker (Nathan) Jarvis, John (Jeannie) Konecne, Christopher (Therese) Konecne, Katrina (Zach) Eckenrod, and Jennifer Taylor; and nine great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents: Edward C. and Freida Pfeil Stahn; husband: Donald Edwin Wohlrabe, MD; three brothers: Arthur, Kermit K., and Louis Stahn; five sisters: Nina Stahn (William) Trygstad, Elenora Stahn, Elva Stahn (Alton) Meyer, Melinda “Peggy” Stahn (Hans) Meyer, and Orpha Stahn (Wilbur) Bennington; and grandson: Blake Edwin Walker.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.  To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.

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