Barbara Jean Stehn
SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Jean Stehn, 84, of Springfield, died at 10:20 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara was born in Winona, Minn., on July 19, 1929, the daughter of Art and Elsie Kalmes. She was raised on a dairy farm in a large Catholic family with seven brothers and sisters near the farming community of Rollingstone, Minn. She married Jack B. Stehn on September 13, 1952, in Winona, Minn.
She attended Holy Trinity Schools and went to Winona Business College. She went on to work for a clothing store in Winona as an office manager, buyer, and did some modeling. She was a devoted and wonderful mother, homemaker, and adored her many grandchildren. She was a great cook and loved to play bridge with her many friends. She enjoyed boating on Lake Springfield with her family. Jack and Barb have been members of Island Bay Yacht Club for 48 years and a member of Christ the King Church. She was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
She is survived by her husband, Jack, of 61 years; four daughters and two sons, Suzanne (John) Sronce, Jackie (Mike) Kelly, Libbie (John) Tumulty, Stacy (Jeff) Tatarek, Michael (Vicki) Stehn, all of Springfield, and Tom (Arleen) Stehn of West Plains, Mo.; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Kalmes of Rolling Stone, Minn.; and sister, Suzanne Quigley, of Spokane, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4– 7 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 S. Walnut St., Springfield, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.
Private family burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Martin De Porres, 1725 S. Grand Ave., E., Springfield, IL 62703,
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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