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Stella R. Laugesen

Stella R. Laugesen, nee Davis, 90, of Waterloo, IL, died November 25, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born August 24, 1928, in Blanco, NM.

She is survived by her children James Glynn and Stephen Glynn; grandchildren Andrew (Katie) Glynn, Rachel (Scott) Knoechel, Molly (Tim) Stegink, Benjamin Glynn, Jimmy Glynn, and Rebekah Glynn; 16 great grandchildren; sister Louise Riella; stepdaughter Fay (Fritz) Michaelis; and stepgrandson Tony Trurelli.

Stella was preceded in death by her mother Ramona (nee Valencia) Worley; 1st husband Jack DeChristopher; 2nd husband Silas Glynn; 3rd husband Leon Laugesen; and sister Jeannie Rothacher.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Heart of God Ministries

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
12 PM to 1 PM Thursday at Quernheim Funeral Home

1 PM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Tony Troup officiating
Interment at Ridgewood Memorial Park in Des Plaines, IL

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Sweetest lady. I always considered her my godmother. Called her aunt Stella. She was my moms (Joan Bell) best friend at Kemper insurance..stood up for my moms wedding. We had many lovely chats on the phone after my mom passed. Hope someone would contact me if they read this. Thanks, Jenny Van de Bogert 262-275-5156

Jenny Van de Bogert(Bell) Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to Stella's family at her death. Stella was a sincere and joyful Christian, filled with a sense of wry humor. She was very proud of her family and very content to be in a variety of situations in her life, including the last few years at the nursing home. Alice and I visited her there one time and she literally rolled out the red carpet for us. As a member of Immanuel in Freeport she was always very active, including her involvement in the ladies' group and our worship and Bible studies. We missed seeing her and rejoice about her faith in Christ as Savior. --Pastor Willis and Alice Schwichtenberg (Isaiah 41:10)

Pastor Willis Schwichtenberg (Pastor Switz) and Alice Nov 27 2018 12:00 AM