Margaret A. Stearns, 91

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Margaret A. Stearns, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.



Margaret Ann Everson was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Austin, Minnesota, to Ervin and Erma (Madera) Everson. Margaret grew up in the Lyle area, graduating from Lyle High School in 1941. After graduation, she went to work in the dry sausage department in the old Hormel plant. In 1946 Margaret married Glendon Lewis Stearns. Together they raised three children. Active in her church and with the Boy and Girl Scouts when her children were young, she always put a caring quality into everything she did. She was employed at the downtown J.C. Penney store in the baby department for many years and became a distributor for Shaklee food supplements. When Glendon retired from Hormel, they enjoyed traveling throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe.

Margaret is survived by her daughter Judy Stearns of Ketchikan, Alaska; her son John Stearns of Austin; her brother Paul Everson of Austin; grandchildren Troy Stearns and Kelli Farrais of Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her parents Ervin and Erma Everson; her husband Glendon Stearns; her son Michael; and her brother Rodney Everson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Austin with Pastor Hilmore Williams officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at