Cade Stensland

December 22, 1985 - December 21, 2017

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s in Larchwood, IA. A Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Larchwood, IA.

Cade Argus         It is with great sadness that the family of Cade Curtis Stensland, loving husband, father, and son, announce his passing in a tragic accident on Thursday, December 21st, 2017. Cade would have been 32 years of age on Friday, December 22nd.  Cade and his family lived outside of Larchwood, IA near Klondike.

            Cade was born to Curtis and Stephanie Stensland in Sioux Falls, SD, on December 22nd, 1985 and lived on the family farm for most of his life. Cade graduated from West Lyon High School in 2004 and went on to earn a degree in Diesel Mechanics from Iowa Lakes Community College in 2006.  He drove truck for Dean Foods at the time of his death, in addition to working on the family farm.  Cade met the love of his life, Christina, and they were married on January 24th, 2014.  Together, they had three beautiful children.  The family is thankful that Cade was able to meet his son, born on December 19th, 2017.  Cade found happiness on the farm and with his family.  He was a huge fan of all things racing and worked on a pit crew for many years.  He loved to take his girls in the combine and they treasured that special time with Daddy.  Cade recently started an exciting adventure with his family by beginning Star Sister Organic Hops Farm.  He took pride in his work and wanted to build great farm memories for his children to have.

            Cade will be forever remembered by his wife Christina Stensland and three children, Charlotte, Bristol, and Elliott, his parents Curtis and Stephanie Stensland, Christina’s parents Lori and Skip Romans, sister Courtney (Kenny) Linton, sister Cassidy (Bubba) Hawf, nieces and nephews Reegan, KC, Tate, Jersey, Kameron, and Kye, Christina’s siblings Sarah, Dayton, and Dayona, and special friends Ben and Amber Blauwet.

            A celebration of Cade’s life will be held at 10:30am Thursday, December 28th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Larchwood, IA.  Visitation, with family present, will be Wednesday December 27th from 5-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s in Larchwood, IA. A Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m.  Cade will be laid to rest in the Larchwood Cemetery following funeral services.

            Cade was preceded in death by grandparents Eddie and Gladys (Hoot) Stensland, Leo and Claretta Konietzko, Christina’s father Calvin Hornung, and Aunt Marlene (Nootsie) Hage.

             A “Go Fund Me Page” has been established for Cade’s children education fund.  The wife of the deputy sheriff who assisted at Cade’s accident began this funding effort. Please go to-

            “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”




22 condolences have been left

  1. Christina and family, I work at the Adrian School District. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  2. My heart felt prayers for all concerned. Cade was always a blessing to run into here at the Omaha drop lot for Heyl. Definitely missed, for sure. May God comfort his families heart and hold them in His love.

  3. My heart felt prayers for all concerned. Cade was always a blessing to run into here at the Omaha drop lot for Heyl. Definitely missed, fore sure. May God comfort his families heart and hold them in His love.

  4. Dear Steph, Curt and Family,
    Cade will be the best Guardian Angel a family could possibly ask for. After all, Leo and Claretta probably have him in intensive training classes getting him started. No doubt they welcomed him with open arms along with the other special heavenly people in Cade’s life.
    God is very loving and I believe that Cade will be watching, being with you all in spirit, a part of every major event in his families life.
    It is such a loss and shock that all of our hearts are bruised, torn and just broken. We pray God will comfort you as well as guide all your friends and family in knowing what will help you cope and be able to navigate through each day.
    All our love and daily prayers, Nancy and Neil Veenis

  5. Christina, though we have never met your husband, we wish to offer our sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family at this time of saddness. Sarah said how happy you were when your son was born. Do know Cade will be with you at all times and give his strength and love in many ways. Peace to all.

  6. We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Cade. Although I didn’t know him as well as others do, I remember him as a hard worker. A giant young man with a big smile. He was so easy to like.
    Our deepest condolences, and our prayers are with all of the family, Butch & Joni Byers

  7. Sending so, so many hugs, prayers, and much love to you my dear friends, Curt, Steph, and family. I have no words…May you feel Gods warm comfort and peaceful presence in the difficult days ahead. I’m so sorry. ❤️You. Kristi

  8. prayers coming your way at this time trust in the LORD and he will help you through everything

  9. Steph, Curt and family, so sorry to hear about Cade. You are in our prayers, and the prayers of your many friends.

  10. There is absolutely nothing I can say. So, please know my heart hurts for you and I am praying.

  11. Sending all my love. I wish there was something i could do or say to make things better, but there are no words… please let us know if we can help in anyway.. ever. Love to all, ❤️

  12. My deepest sympathies to your family. May you find peace, hope and love surrounded by your family.

    Mary Bjork

  13. I am so sorry for your great loss. My heart aches for you all. Praying the God will wrap his loving arms around you all and give you strength.

  14. Dearest Steph, Curt, and family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. “May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness. May cherished memories bring moments of comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving heart.” Blessings to all-Anne Steele

  15. Many hugs and prayers to you Dear Christina and babies. May God hold Cade in his loving arms. May he be dancing with the angels this Christmas eve watching and keeping his beautiful family safe. Hang tight to your beautiful memories. God bless the Lord for giving Cade those special moments with his new born baby boy. May he forever rest in peace. Praying for you during these difficult days and always.

  16. I am sorry for your loss at this very difficult time, you are all in my
    thoughts and prayers. With my deepest sympathy and love from Michelle Bagy.

  17. We are so sorry to here of your loss Christine and family. May the constant love and caring of friends and family get you through these hard days ahead and your cherished memories bring you comfort. Love to you all.

  18. Please accept my condolences. I will be keeping your family in thought and prayer at this difficult time.

  19. I’m so very, very sorry for the loss of Cade. He was a very sweet young man. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Words are inadequate at a time like this! Cade was a special person and will be missed! Prayers for all the Stenslands.

  21. We are so saddened to learn of Cade’s death. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you always. Love you Wayne and Sharon