Edith Stein

Funeral service for Edith D. Stein, 65, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Billings and Plevna was held Sept. 17, 2012 at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Plevna

Edith Stein

Posted September 19, 2012

Funeral service for Edith D. Stein, 65, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Billings and Plevna was held Sept. 17, 2012 at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Plevna. Interment was in the Community Union Cemetery at Plevna. Family greeted friends and relatives Sept. 16 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.

Edith passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Edith (Wenz) Stein was born to Richard and Emma (Straub) Wenz Mar. 23, 1947 in Baker. Richard was widowed and remarried to Lydia Wenz June 15, 1952.

Edith achieved a bachelor’s of nursing from Montana State University in Bozeman and Billings. Her career in nursing was quite diverse. She worked in various areas including the ICU, emergency room, recovery room, and dialysis.

Edith was married to Karl Stein Oct. 7, 1978 in Plevna. They resided in Billings and Shepherd. Her daughter Heather was born Dec. 26, 1979.

Edith enjoyed playing piano for pleasure and for many church functions, singing in the church choir and volunteering at the hospital. Due to Edith’s medical background and familiarity with hospital staff, she was a special asset as a hospital volunteer. She was a member of Faith Chapel in Billings for many years. Upon moving to Iowa, she became a member of Ankeny Baptist Church. Edith’s commitment to her faith was evident in her daily life and she donated generously to support faith ministries. Edith’s strength of character allowed her to persevere through many of life’s adversities and she will be greatly missed.

For many years she lived in Billings, but had recently relocated to Iowa to be closer to family.

Edith is survived by her daughter and granddaughter, Heather (Dave) Poskevich and Grace; her brother, Robert (Marilyn) Wenz, and their daughters and families, LuAnn (John) Unterseher, Micah and Kaley, April (Wayne) Wright, Makayla and Dawson, Nola (Mike) Rath, Lance and Luke; brother Alvin (Sharon) Wenz and their sons Ryan and Keith.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Stein; father Richard Wenz; and mother, Lydia Wenz.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the care of Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker.

      



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