Stella Frances Sellner

Stella Frances Sellner age 92, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on March 9, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. 

Visitation was on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Providence Community Chapel.

Funeral Service was held at the Divine Providence Community Chapel, on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The clergy was Msgr. John Richter. 

Interment was at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. 

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Divine Providence Community Home. 

Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. 

Stella Frances Sellner was born on October 3, 1927 in Sleepy Eye, MN the daughter of John and Veronica (Grabinger) Dietz. On July 25, 1951 Stella married Alvin Sellner and they moved to their home on Maple Street, Sleepy Eye where Stella lived for over 65 years. Stella enjoyed gardening, Sunday drives through the countryside with Alvin, fishing and latchhook and spending time with her dog, Bella. She worked in the laundry at Sleepy Eye Hospital for 45 plus years. Stella was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

Stella is survived by her daughter, Kathy Varva and significant other, Bob Anderson of Mankato, sisters, Shirley Rasmussen of Hector and Marjorie Zieske of St. Peter and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; sister, Lylla Lowinske; son-in-law, Dennis Varva and brothers-in-law, Cliff Rasmussen, Leonard Lowinske and Ben Zieske. 

Thank you to the staff of the Divine Providence Community Home for their tender loving care.

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