Audrey A. Stoffel, age 80, of Litchfield, MN, died on Friday, August 20, 2021 at her home in Litchfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Philip. Visitation will be from 9:00 until 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will be at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Lismore, Minnesota.
Audrey Ann Stoffel the daughter of Lloyd and Marie (Henning) Henriksen was born on June 5, 1941 in Luverne, Minnesota. She received her education from the St. Anthony Catholic School. She was united in marriage to Darwin (Smokey) Stoffel on June 5, 1958 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lismore. They made their home in Wilmont until moving to Litchfield in July of 1964. She worked for JcPenney in Litchfield and was a social services care worker for Meeker County. Audrey was a member of the Church of St. Philip and the Lismore Ladies American Legion Auxiliary. Smokey and Audrey were foster parents to numerous children over the years. Audrey loved to have fun and enjoyed life. She loved playing cards, bowling, dancing, and going to the Litchfield Blues Ball Games. She was inducted in the Litchfield Blues Hall of Fame.
Audrey is survived by her children Loydene (Doug) Bernhagen of Willmar, MN, Dale (Sandy) Stoffel of Plymouth, MN, Lisa (Kent) Valiant of Litchfield, MN and Dallas Stoffel of Litchfield, MN; grandchildren Josh (Tara) Bernhagen, Jenna Bernhagen, Lauren Stoffel, Natalie Stoffel, Amanda (Kevin) Bednarek, Matthew (Stephanie) Zylstra, Nick Valiant, Aaron (Ari) Valiant, Amy (Jaren) Winings, Mitch (Kristin) Larson and Courtney (Brent) Huhn; great grandchildren Lydia Bernhagen, Greta Bernhagen, Braxton Bednarek, Kamdin Bednarek, Rylee Zylstra, Trevor Zylstra, Braylin Valiant, Landan Winings and Harrison Larson; brothers and sisters Jerry (Verna) Henriksen, Butch (Therese) Henriksen, Wes (Rose) Henriksen, Duke Henriksen and Tami (Denny) Loosbrock; brother-in-law Denny Gerber; sisters-in-law Myrlis Henriksen, Donna Henriksen and Chris Henriksen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Veryl (Avis) Stoffel; and special friends Judy Berglund, Jenny McCormick and Karen Hoffman.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Marie; husband Smokey; infant son LaMonte; daughter Linda; and siblings Ronny, Lenny, Arleen, Marsha and Troy.
Memorials are preferred to the local Litchfield Ecumen Hospice or the Church of St. Philip. We would like to say a special thank you to the Litchfield Ecumen Hospice & Home Care Staff for the compassionate care they gave to our mother, Audrey.
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