At the age of 100 years, Amanda Stevens has gone to her eternal home on October 30, 2013, to be with her loved ones who preceded her: her parents, Louis and Minnie Schlorff; husband, George Stevens; daughter, Arlene Arens; grandson, John Arens; brothers Wilbur and Louis Schlorff; sister Eleanor Haack; niece Cindy Paul; son-in-law, Gideon Laufman; and countless other relatives and friends. The reunion will be wonderful!
Born in Chicago, Ill. on January 29, 1913, she lived a full life. She married George Stevens on April 21, 1934. To this union were born two daughters, Carolynn (Laufman, Huber) and Arlene (Arens). She worked at Rockwell Barnes Paper Company as a secretary until 1965 when she retired to become caregiver for her husband after he suffered a stroke. They moved to Spencer, SD in 1970. George died in 1974. She loved her home and life in Spencer. She enjoyed playing pinochle and bridge with the Spencer ladies, and 500 rummy with her grandchildren. She lost her home in the Spencer tornado and moved to an apartment in Mitchell in 1998. She remained a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. She moved into her daughters home in Mitchell in 2005 and eventually moved to the Good Samaritan Home in Canistota in 2007.
She leaves behind one daughter, Carolynn and her husband Morris Huber, Mitchell; one son-in-law, Dale Arens and his wife Barbara, Casa Grande, AZ; six grandchildren, Deb and Alex Nelson, Minneapolis; Steve and Janel Laufman, Mitchell; Scott and Ana Laufman, Seattle, WA; Dianne and Terry Dubbelde, Mitchell; Suzanne and Eric TerMeer, Mitchell; Linda Olson and Josh Ellwanger, Platte; twenty great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandaughter and many nieces and nephews in Illinois.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:30 am Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Visitation will begin at 9 am on Friday with family present from 6-8 pm at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. www.kinzleyfh.com