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Stella Blood

Died: Friday, September 14, 2012
Age: 94
Stella Blood, 94, Lake Geneva, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn.

She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Soldiers Grove, the daughter of Jacob and Valetta Faith Akright. She married Addison Blood June 10, 1938, in Waukon, Iowa. He preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1990.

Stella is survived by three daughters, Yvonne (William) Brownlie, Elkhorn, Marlene (Robert) Remer, Burlington, and Debra (Daniel) Jaeger, Oconomowoc; six sons, Robert (Carolyn) Blood, Poplar Grove, Ill., Ronald (Cheryl) Blood, Elkhorn, Roger (Debra) Blood, Delavan, Rick (Theresa) Blood, Lake Geneva, Randy (Pamela) Blood, Pell Lake, and Raymond Blood, Lake Geneva; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Avis Offerdahl, Boscobel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Rhonda Brownlie; brothers, Charlie and Bernie Akright; and stepbrothers, John and Silas Garlick.

Services at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at Calvary Community Church, Williams Bay, with Pastor Charles Cervenka officiating. Entombment at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Delavan Township. Visitation on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, from 4 to 8 p.m., and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Pall bearers were Robert, Ronald, Roger, Rick, Randy and Raymond Blood.

Online guest registry: www.steinkefuneralhomeinc.com

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