Stella was born in Braham, Minn. on Dec. 22, 1950 to Herman and Marcella (Pavlovec) Bobo. She lived at home until the age of 10 when she moved into the Regional Center in Cambridge. She lived in Cambridge for many years. In the mid-1990s, she spent a few years at the Braham Group Home. In 1998, Stella moved to the Stephen Road Group Home in Cloquet where she lived out the rest of her life.
Stella was a joy: always happy, with an infectious giggle. She enjoyed working and being helpful around the group homes, in whatever way she was able. She looked forward to special lunches with her friend, Barbara, at Pinewood.
Stella enjoyed simple things: coffee, orange pop, sweet desserts, books, and her vast collection of greeting cards. She was a shopping queen and particularly enjoyed shopping for shoes and slippers. Stella had many dolls that she loved, calling them all “Cee-cee” (Susie).
Stella was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; infant siblings: Billy and Betty; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is survived by her brother, Martin; aunts, Stella Bobo and Violet Palmer; many cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. at the Stephen Road Group Home in Cloquet. Arrangements were by the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham.