Wayne A. Stensland

Wayne A. Stensland


Wayne Arthur Stensland age 77 of Kelley, Iowa died peacefully July 4, 2014 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, after a brief battle with cancer.

A gathering of friends and family will be 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kelley with a celebration of life service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Bethany Lutheran Church Kelley.

Wayne, was born December 10, 1936 in Ames, the son of Clyde and Eva (Moore) Stensland. He married Ann Fox of Ames in 1958 and on June 28th they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

He graduated from Ames High School in 1954 and Iowa State University where he had a Master of Science Degree in Radiochemistry. As an under graduate he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity and Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemistry Society. While attending ISU he worked at Ames Laboratory and upon graduation he continued his employment there as a research chemist in Radiochemistry. He also worked in Health Physics, at the nuclear Reactor, was manager of the Research Equipment Assistance Program and the Purchasing Warehouse. He retired from ISU after 44 1/2 years of service.

His passion was fishing at Kabekona Lake in Northern Minnesota for 73 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, bird watching, gardening and was a HAM radio operator. He especially enjoyed baking bread and providing tea rings to family and friends at Christmas.

Wayne was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kelley and previously served as church treasurer.

He helped organize Westory Fire Department and served as a fire fighter for twenty five years, was a Boy Scout leader and had served as City Clerk of Kelley.

Wayne was a private person but never hesitated to show his love to his family and he loved to spoil the family pets.

He is survived by his wife Ann, three children, Julie (Kevin) Winchell, Linda (Joel) Dunn and Scott (Wendy) Stensland all of Kelley, nine grandchildren and four great granddaughters, a brother, Robert (Marcia) Stensland of Salem, Oregon as well as other extended family.

Memorials may be directed to: Bethany Lutheran Church in Kelley or Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

On line condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com

Funeral Home

Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010
(515) 292-2273

Published in Des Moines Register on July 6, 2014