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“my Prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Donald may the good Lord grant you peace. a friend of eldrid Jerry Shank ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Shank - Fairmont, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Arlen and Sharon Moeller - MN

“Larry and Deb, Daniel, Steph & Trent - We were so very sorry to hear about your father and grandpa's passing but also know he is resting peacefully...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff & Melissa Bass - Hills, MN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dad was a.great person. Take care of each other and your mom. God bless. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Shelly (Fluegel) Vlieger - IA

“Darla and Family.....We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers....Marcia ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ken and Marcia Morphew - IA

“Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don was such a nice man and will be greatly missed by many. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bob & Kathy Leet - Granada, MN

“Darla, Terry and Larry, Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. It is always hard to lose a parent. I am sure you will have many fond memories of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tracy Whitehead Lenz - Primghar, IA

“My condolences to you all. Donald was such a sweet and caring Man. I am glad I was able to have known him. We met when I went to work at the Derby...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jodell Oelke - Blue Earth, MN

“Darla and Eldren, You have my deepest sympathies. I pray you find peace at this time. My father also knew Don through raising cattle and...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kent Seetin - Omahan, NE

“Dorothy and Family, Anne and myself are sorry to hear about Donald's passing. I have many fond memories growing up of Donald helping Dad and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Nathan Stensland - Sioux Falls, SD


Donald W. Stensland, age 83, of rural Blue Earth, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Donald was born August 17, 1929, in Winnebago, MN,, the son of Gustav and Emma (Espe) Stensland. He was raised and educated in rural Blue Earth and graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1947. Following High School he helped his family farm and was soon married to Dorothy M. Vogt on August 14, 1954 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The couple moved to their farm near Guckeen in 1960. While farming Donald also sold Funks G. Seeds and worked at Arends Sale Yard for many years. He was also on the Jo Daviess Township Board where he served as treasurer. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth and enjoyed gardening, bailing hay, farming, morning coffee , playing cards and pool league with the guys at the Derby. He loved family gatherings including fishing trips up north with his family and following his grandchildren at school functions and sporting events. He will be missed by all who knew him. Donald W. Stensland is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stensland of Blue Earth, his daughter, Darla (Eldren) Colby of Granada, his son, Terry (Dawn) Stensland of Blue Earth, his son, Larry (Deb) Stensland of Granada, his brother, Ronald (Marilyn) Stensland of Blue Earth, his brothers-in-law, Russell Hornke of Blue Earth & Donald Bell of Blue Earth, his sisters- in-law: Marvis Stensland of Blue Earth, Jean Stensland of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Sandy Giese of Savage and Shirley (Andy) Gudal of Bricelyn, grandchildren: April (Tyler) Garrison, Eric Colby, Jessica Stensland, Daniel (Fiancee Ashley) Stensland, Stephanie Stensland, Trent Stensland, Hayley Stensland step-grandchildren, Adam and Brandon Meester and great Grandchildren, Katelyn & Parker Garrison and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mother & Father-in-law, John & Alma Vogt, brothers: Orville, George & Jarl Stensland, sisters, Josephine Stensland and Lois Hornke, sister-in-law, Vernette Bell, brother-in-law, Bill Giese and grandson, Tyler Stensland.