Levora Stern, 86, of Sanborn, died Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Red-wood Falls.
Funeral services were Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn with burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
Levora Ida (Hansen) Stern was born May 24, 1926 in Johnsonville Township to Harry and Ruth (Brandt) Hansen.
She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan. She attended rural school in District #72 in Johnsonville Township before graduating from high school in 1944 from Wabasso.
After high school, she went onto Lamberton Teacher’s Training department and taught in District #29.
She passed away Thursday, September 28, 2012 at Season’s Hospice House in Redwood Falls at the age of 86.
On October 15, 1946, she married Gilbert Stern at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Lucan. After marriage, they farmed on the Albert Stern farm. She owned and operated her own antique shop on the farm and worked at the Sanborn Sentinel Newspaper for 17 years.
In 1988 they retired from farming and moved into Sanborn the spring of 1991.
Levora was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn. She was a former Ladies Aid and choir member.
She enjoyed refinishing furniture, going to auctions, playing cards, quilting, traveling to other states and for 18 years enjoyed the summers at Norway Lake in New London.
She enjoyed spending time with her friends, and especially her family.
Levora is survived by her children Gerald (Janet) of Hertel, Wis. and Grant (Betty) of Brooklyn Park, grandson David and his children Bailey and Zalen and grandson Jason, Chaska; two sisters, Wyona (Lloyd) Wolf, Jeffers and Videll Nelson, St. Paul and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert in 2007, a brother, Wendell and grandson Justin.