Jean M. Stensland


Jean Stensland, 87, Superior resident, died October 22, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. She was born May 31, 1935 to Alvin and Marie (Nielson) Siverson in Superior, WI.

On November 7, 1959 she was united in marriage with John B. Stensland, Jr. and together they raised three children.

Jean is survived by one daughter, Tammy (Mike) Keniry, Washburn, WI; two sons, John S. (Melanie Quinn) Stensland, Kansas City, MO and Andrew (Debra) Stensland, Hayward, WI; two grandchildren, John (Kimberly) Keniry, Esko, MN and their daughter, Haylee, and Erin (Mike Stefonik) Keniry, McFarland, WI; two step-grandchildren, Sara Flagstad and her daughter Nora, Chaska, MN and Shannon (David) Norman and their children, Sophie and A.J., Wausau, WI; one sister, Joann (Ritch) Gallice, Duluth, MN and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters and two brothers.

Jean was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Superior.

Per Jean’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Her children will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 29th from 1-3 PM at the Billings Park Civic Center, 3903 N. 18th Street in Superior. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Superior.

In lieu of cards or flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Douglas County Humane Society.

The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue in Superior is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit

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