Palma (Polly) Alice Stoen, 84, of rural Decorah
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:01 AM
Palma (Polly) Alice Stoen, 84, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died Sunday March 2, 2014, at her home.
She was born July 2, 1929, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Palmer and Alice (Engan) Nelson. She attended rural school at Hesper, Iowa.
On March 30, 1947, she married Sophus Stoen. The couple farmed in Winneshiek County. Polly also worked as a nursing assistant for Aase Haugen Homes in Decorah, and Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove. Solphus preceded Polly in death on Dec. 22, 2005.
She was a member of Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, and the Decorah American Legion Auxiliary. Polly was an extremely giving person who opened her home and heart to anyone including animals that were in need.
Survivors include her sons, David (Dorothy) Stoen of Quandahl, Iowa, Jim (Lori) Stoen of Spring Grove, and Randy (Stephanie) Stoen of Quandahl; daughters, Linda (John) Miller of Corydon, Iowa, Diane (Leo) Moccico of Florida, and Bonnie (Dwight) Nichols of Decorah; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; her brother Maynard Engan of Washington state and sister Barbara Haugen of Quandahl.
In addition to her parents, and her husband, Sophus, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry, her grandson, Dusty, three brothers, Sonny, Earl and Ernest Engen, and her nephew, Harlan.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 7, at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. Burial was in Big Canoe Church Cemetery. The Rev. Kathy Wicks officiated.