Stella was an amazing woman who, together with her husband, Stan, raised eight children. She was born and raised “Nordeast” and had many roles in her life including housewife, seamstress, Mary Kay consultant and then successful business woman running ESKO Enterprises, a silk screening company in Arizona, for a number of years with her husband. Together they returned to their roots in Minnesota and spent their final days in Cambridge.
Stella loved music and dance, especially the polka. Each one of her children had to either study dance and/or a musical instrument. She also loved to design costumes for the studios where her children danced.
Stella is survived by her sister, Eva Koppie (Paul); children, Mark (Almaz), Pat (Debbie), Toni (Jim), Kathy (Joe), Andy (Pam), Peggy, Jackie (David), John; grandchildren, Michelle, Sean, Jennie (Jeremy), Chris, Jenny (David), Sara, Christopher, Jacob, Ryan (Kim), Lucas, April, Katie Mae, Ryan, Sean; great-grandchildren: Tiasha, Tichelle, Miko, Lea, Kamryn, Sebastian, Sophia, Shawn, Dylan, Jessyca, Jezzalyn, and Jerricka.
A dedication to her life will be celebrated by the family in private. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.