Angela L. Stender, 42, of Richfield, formerly of New Germany, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
Angela Lane Stender was born Feb. 13, 1978, in Glencoe, the daughter of James and Linnea (Schultz) Stender.
She grew up in New Germany, and was baptized and later confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Angela went on to graduate from Waconia High School in 1996. After graduation, she attended Methodist Hospital School of X-Ray, and pursued a career as a radiologist technician.
Angela treasured the simple things in life. She adored nature, whether it was spending time at the lake, jet-skiing, or horseback riding. Beyond the outdoors, she had a fondness for animals and cherished her beloved cat, Juniper.
Angela enjoyed playing any kind of game, especially when that included spending time with family and friends. Angela was gentle and kind, and her loving spirit will be greatly missed.
Angela was preceded in death by her mother, Linnea; grandparents Harold and Eleanor Stender, and Victor and Eldoris Schultz; and uncles Scott Schultz and Alan Stender.
Angela is survived by her loving family: father James Stender of New Germany; sisters Stacy (Tom) Derner of Watertown, Jody (Wayne) Snow of Mayer; nieces and nephews Dillion (Jessica) Derner, Abby (Lonnie) Bruckelmyer, Amanda Derner, Haley Snow, Brayden Snow, Casondra Snow; great-niece Linnea Bruckelmyer; aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with Rev LeRoy LaPlant officiating. Visitation was two hours prior to the service.
Arrangements were with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com.