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Martha Jean Stender, 81, of Loveland, CO passed away on March 25, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Martha was born in Boscobel, WI on July 9, 1932 to Herman and Irene Frey. She had 7 brothers and sisters. She spent most of her childhood working on the family farm. She married Orville Stender, on November 12, 1954; they were married for 54 years. They raised 7 children, Orville's 2 sons and their 4 sons and daughter. In 1963, the family moved to Platteville, WI. Martha worked there as a CNA for 16 years. After retirement in 1979, she and Orville moved to Greeley, CO. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, gardening and attending her children's and grandchildren's many events. She was an avid Rockies, Badgers and Packers fan. After Orville's passing, she found many friendships in the Mirasol Senior Community, including her loving partner, Joe Hoberman. Martha is survived by her partner Joe Hoberman, Loveland; 5 children: Ken (Barb) Stender, Greeley; Dave (Michelle) Stender, Tuscon, AZ; Rick (Cathy) Stender, Castle Rock; Laurie (Gary) Brandvold, Berthoud; Gary Stender, Oshkosh, WI and 5 of her siblings; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, her husband, Orville, and her two stepsons, Charles and Keith Stender. Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 29, at King of Glory Lutheran Church. Arrangements are being handled by Viegut Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to the King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2919 N Wilson Ave, Loveland, CO 80538. The family of Martha wishes to thank Pathways Hospice and many friends for their generous and loving support. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Mar. 28, 2014
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