Eldora Stapel, age 92, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, with interment following at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 10:00-11:00 A.M., one hour prior the service at the church.
Eldora Ernstina Anna (Uecker) Stapel was born at home on August 4, 1925, in Middleville Township, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Paul and Clara (Zeidler) Uecker. Eldora was baptized as an infant on August 30, 1925, by Pastor Streufert and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1939, by Pastor W. D. Kanning both at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville, Minnesota. She received her GED and furthered her education by receiving her LPN license.
On October 19, 1944, Eldora was united in marriage to Hillard Stapel at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville. Hillard and Eldora made their home on the Stapel family farm north of Lester Prairie. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Lana, Alan and Nancy. Eldora and Hillard shared almost 65 years of marriage, until Hillard passed away on October 12, 2009.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Eldora worked on the family farm. She also was a nurse. Eldora was an active member at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
Eldora was very creative which showed in her love to bake cakes that included birthday, confirmation and wedding. She also enjoyed sewing clothes and doll clothes. Eldora cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
Eldora passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Eldora is survived by her:
Children, Lana Felderman and her husband, Marvin, of St. Cloud, MN,
Alan Stapel and his wife, Connie, of Lester Prairie, MN,
Nancy Unglaub and her husband, Doug, of St. Cloud, MN;
Grandchildren, Josiah Laughlin and his wife, Sesha,
John Stapel and his wife, Julie,
Laura Buchanan and her husband, Peter,
Brian Unglaub and his wife, Heidi,
Great Grandchildren, Alexis Stapel, Cody Stapel, Audra Unglaub, Lily Unglaub;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Eldora is preceded in death by her Parents, Paul and Clara Uecker; Husband, Hillard Stapel; Brother, Melvin Uecker; Sisters, Alice Geisinger, Erna Diers, Viola Klemz.
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