Stella A. Sundling

February 2, 1914 - March 16, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.

Service: Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.

Stella Sundling - Crop      Stella A. Sundling, age 102, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, Canton, SD. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to Canton Transit.
Stella was born on February 2, 1914 in Vermillion, SD to Charles and Ada (Ballard) Matz. She grew up in Vermillion, graduating from Vermillion High School in 1932. She attended USD for 1 year. She eloped with Harris Sundling on October 19, 1940 in South Sioux City, NE. The couple lived in Vermillion, Yankton, and moved to Canton in 1949, where she remained until her death. Harris died in 1991.
In addition to raising her family, Stella worked was a Lincoln County Deputy Auditor and spent 21 years at IPS. Stella was a member of Eastern Star, Whist, BPW, and the Art Club. She enjoyed crochet, bingo, & mahjong. She was also a skilled card player and enjoyed playing with family and friends.
Grateful for sharing her life are her daughter, Julie (Kip) Crawford, Canton, SD; son-in-law, Ray Prince, Custer, SD; daughter-in-law, Lois Sundling, San Benito, Texas; granddaughters, Laura Cornell, Susan Tsiones, and Sarah Van Egdom; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 4 step great-grandchildren; 4 step great-great- grandchildren; along with numerous other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris; son, Charles; daughter, Nancy Prince; and sister, Bernice Morse.

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  1. Very sad to hear about Stella’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, and one of my first bosses — I mowed their lawn the summer she was pregnant with Julie. Stella and my mother were very close, and I will miss her.

  2. Wanted to send you our condolence on the death of yout mother Stella. Keep those loving memories! Our thoughts and prayers are going your way.

  3. Julie

    I will always remember the many”coffee nights” at the Sundlings. Harris or Stella usually called at about 10:00 or 11:00 P.M. and we drank coffee until about 2:00 in the morning. I guess we were night owls because of the work you Dad and I did. Stella kept getting up and getting another cup of coffee.

    Your mom, dad and I had so many good visits.

    I chuckle when I hear about the notion that you shouldn’t drink coffee after noon.

    I know you have been through some tough times lately. Thank goodness you have Kip to lean on.

    You are in my thoughts
    Kenny
    You

  4. Julie, please accept my condolence on the death of Stella. Great lady and have many memories of her as well as your entire family. I still have a tough time believing Chuck is gone.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Craig