August 17, 1930 - January 16, 2021
The public Mass of Christian Burial for Stella Uselman, of Wadena, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. The public visitation will be held on Sunday, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm with a Rosary at 5:00 and Prayers at 6:00 p.m. at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes’ Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Visitation will resume at the church on Monday from 9;30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Stella Rita Uselman passed away peacefully early on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at her home in rural Wadena, MN. Stella was born to Boyd & Anna (Kluenenberg) Rydbom on August 17, 1930 in Bluffton, MN. On May 14, 1946, Stella was united in marriage with Jerome Anthony Uselman at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton. They raised a family and farmed in rural Wadena, where Stella was able to stay independently until her death. Stella was a light for others on rather dark days. Her endless list of prayers for those she cared about were what kept many going. If she knew your birth date, or could find it out, you could bet she’d send in a birthday wish to the local radio station for the daily birthday announcements. Stella was always sure to think of, and worry about, the well-being of others before herself. Gardening, yard work, and chasing blue jays and squirrels out of her bird feeder are what kept her busy. She loved to visit and welcomed everyone into her home. Her generous, kind-hearted, loving, and spunky, yet stubborn personality will be missed by all those who loved her. Stella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome; brothers LeRoy and James; sisters Bernice Kern and Joyce Schmitz; and sister-in-law Patricia Rydbom. Stella is survived by daughters; Frances (Bruce) Bakken of Bertha, Yvonne (Joe) Horstmann of Wadena, Peggy (Steve) Erickson of Sebeka, Sue (Bill) White of Hewitt; sons John (Jill Westra), Duane (Donna) and Dave all of Wadena. 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; sisters MaryAnn Hiatt and Polly (Mike) Donaldson of Washington, Pat (Ronnie) Bartels of Wadena and Doris (Leo) Tabery of Bluffton. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Rydbom, Benjamin Horstmann, Josh Horstmann, Tyler Horstmann, Issy Mallak, & Alycia Mallak. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Wadena, MN.
The public Mass of Christian Burial for Stella Uselman, of Wadena, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. The public visitation will be held... View Obituary & Service Information
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