John Peter StennesJohn Peter Stennes, 76, of Duluth, MN, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
John Peter Stennes, 76, of Duluth, MN, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
John was born on November 4, 1935 in Bemidji, Minn, the son of Oscar and Ann (Bach) Stennes.
He was raised and educated in Bemidji, graduating from Bemidji High School in 1953. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was discharged in Dec. of 1958. He married Shirley Oelslager on dec. 7, 1958 in Bemidji. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mathematics and received a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. He taught mathematics for over 30 years at East High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Stennes of Duluth; Son, Michael (Loreena) Stennes of Duluth; Daughter, Vicky (Willliam) Wirta of Duluth; 7 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; 4 brothers, James (DeEtte) Stennes of Texas, Paul (Geri) Stennes of Blackduck, Dr. Richard (Nilla) Stennes of La Jolla of California and Mark (Diane) Stennes of Minneapolis
PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES: will be held under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. Messages of condolence may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.
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