Stephens, Zoe

Star Tribune - - REMEMBERING -

Heaven gained an an­gel and we have lost ours, but she will al­ways be with us in spirit. Zoe Ann Stephens was born 08/ 22/1934 in St. Paul and passed away 10/10/2017 in Coon Rapids at the age of 83 years. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing her tra­di­tional Catholic School up­bring­ing in St. Paul, she con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion at Saint Cather­ine’s Col­lege ob­tain­ing her RN de­gree. Zoe worked in the OB unit of Mercy Hospi­tal when it opened in Coon Rapids. Af­ter re­tir­ing from Mercy Hospi­tal in 1982, she con­tin­ued her care giv­ing skills as a pe­di­atric home health care nurse. She even­tu­ally went into full time retirement with her hus­band and made many mem­o­ries and won­der­ful friends at Lake Osakis, which was their sum­mer get away. Zoe is sur­vived by her 6 won­der­ful chil­dren & spouses, 12 fan­tas­tic grand­chil­dren, and 5 great grand­chil­dren: Julie & Kevin Ward with Erin (Brett), Ryan (Jamie), Me­gan (Arthur); Jeff & Cara Stephens with Joshua and Matthew; Bill & Jus­tine Stephens with Den­nis (Jess), Rachel, Kate, Ben; Mary Lar­son with Stephen; Dan (Kate McKenny) with Stephanie, Austin, and Kate’s daugh­ters Re­bekah, Heather and Melissa; John Stephens; great -grand­chil­dren Kins­ley, Kaden, Hay­den, Meela, and Piper. Zoe is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Wil­liam and Ellen Lust., in­fant sis­ter Mary, hus­band Edgar of 61 years, as well as many beloved cocker spaniels. We will miss her kind and gen­tle sole as well as her un­con­di­tional love. Mass of Chris­tian Burial Fri­day (TO­DAY) 10:00 AM with re­viewal one hour prior at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 525 Jack­son St., Anoka. In­ter­ment Ft. Snelling Na­tional Ceme­tery. Memo­ri­als pre­ferred to the An­i­mal Hu­mane So­ci­ety or Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety Thurston-Lind­berg Funeral Home

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