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May 5, 1951 – January 10, 2023

Ellen Louise Stifter, age 71, of rural Winsted passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

She was born on May 5,1951 in Minneapolis the daughter of Douglas & Phyllis (Sobieck) Aune. She belonged to Holy Trinity Church in Winsted.

Ellen Aune and Stephen Stifter were joined in holy marriage at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound on July 18, 1970. God blessed their marriage with three children.

She was a Postmaster in Montrose, retired from Annandale in 2014 from the USPS after more than 30 years.

Ellen enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling, craft shows and time with her friends.  She was immensely fond of visits from her children and grandchildren.

Survived by her loving children: Travis (Dana) Stifter of Brooklyn Park and a special friend of Travis, Katy Gjertson , Aaron (Tina) Stifter of Winsted and Meganne (Shaun) Knoll of Lester Prairie; five grandchildren: Xander, Dylan, Allison, Miranda and Casey; three brothers: Patrick (Susan) Aune, Thomas (Sue) Aune and Scott Aune; and aunt Joan Gray; Jim (Cathy) Stifter, Cathy (Doug) Telecky, Patty (Kevin) Vergin, Mary Jane (Dennis Bah), Ann Marie (Jeff Kohler), Paul (Mary) Stifter, Matt (Sandy) Stifter, many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Stephen Stifter, parents Douglas and Phyllis Aune, and Casey and Mary Stifter.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Ellen will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 16th AT THE CHURCH from 4-8 P.M.   Prayer service 7:30 P.M.    Further visitation will be held on Tuesday morning at the church one hour prior to Mass.


4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Leonard

    I am so sorry to hear this. Ellen was a great lady. I was a fellow Postmaster & I enjoyed visiting with her.

  2. Marlys Timm

    Our deepest sympathy to Ellen’s family

  3. Bill Sexson

    I am so sorry to hear about cousin Ellen. The last time I talked to her was at Aunt Mary Stifter’s funeral.

  4. Shirley (Baumann) Paulson

    My sympathy to Ellen’s family.


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