September 20th, 1934 – Friday, March 14, 2008
Holy Trinity Catholic Church o
Monday, March 17th, 2008
Mae E. Stifter, age 73, of rural Howard Lake died Friday, March 14, 2008 at The Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
She was born on September 20, 1934 in Winsted the daughter of George & Agnes Fasching Roufs.
Mae graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1952. She later received an Associate Degree from The College of St. Benedict.
On August 22, 1959, Mae E. Roufs and Norbert G. Stifter were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with six children.
Mae & Norbert engaged in dairy farming in Victor Township, Wright County for many years and were longtime members of The American Jersey Cattle Club. They were also charter members of DHIA Wright County.
Mae was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She belonged to C.C.W., St. Anne’s Society and Holy Family Council # 204. She was also a member of Legion Auxiliary #407, was very active in many Legion Festivals, Winsted’s C&C, Winstock, Winsted Dairy Promotion and in Community Ed.
Mae loved Winsted! Through the years, she was very active in her Church and did lots of volunteering. She received The Arch Bishop’s volunteer award and was a two time Citizen of The Year recipient from Winsted’s C&C.
Mae was a very social person and a loyal friend!
Survived by loving children: Matthew N. Stifter of Howard Lake and special friend Sheri Arneson, Thomas G. (Julie) Stifter of New Germany, David L. (Lisa) Stifter of Annandale, Daniel J. (Karen) Stifter of Aitkin, Louis P. (Lisa) Stifter of Stewart and Sarah A. Stifter of St. Bonifacius; thirteen grandchildren: Eric, Amanda & Rick Stifter; Jacob Stifter & fiancé Jessica Lusso & Rachel Stifter; Nick & Kelli Stifter; Levi, Jennifer and Nathan Stifter and Elijah, Josiah and Gabriel Stifter; a great grandchild: Annabel Hanson; sisters and a brother: Iona (Martin) Francis of San Leandro, California, Sr. Elizabeth Roufs, O.S.B. of St. Cloud, Marietta Littfin of Chanhassan and Frank (Terry) Roufs of Winsted; sisters-in-law: Rosina Suilmann, Marge Stifter and Doloris Roufs; many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband: Norbert G. Stifter in 2001, her parents: George & Agnes Roufs, step mother: Ida Roufs, a brother: Cletus Roufs, parents-in-law: Louis and Amanda Stifter, sisters-in-law: Sr. Aletha Stifter, O.S.F., Sr. Lydie Stifter, Sr. Louis Stifter, C.S.C., Louise Loebertmann and Helen C. Roufs, brothers-in-law: Louis Stifter, George Stifter, Ernest Stifter, Clarence Stifter, Ince Suilmann, L. Mark Littfin and Tony Loebertmann.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mae Stifter was held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 17th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father William A. Sprigler was the Celebrant and interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
A visitation was held on Sunday, March 16th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A combined St. Anne’s Society & Holy Family Rosary was recited at 3:30 P.M. Parish Prayers were held at 6:00 P.M.
Casket Bearers were Eric, Rick, Jacob, Nick and Levi Stifter, Julie McSweeney, Mary Roufs and Jeanine Roufs.