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Catherine Stenberg, 46

Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth (Brezina) Stenberg, age 46, of Cokato, died at her home, surrounded by family, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Cathy battled brain cancer for 11 years.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, until Mass at noon.

Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cokato.

Cathy Stenberg, the daughter of Roger and Le Ann (Seurer) Brezina, was born Nov. 22, 1975, in Mankato.

Cathy attended schools in California, Colorado, and graduated from New Prague High School in 1993. She then attended St. Cloud State where she received her associate in arts degree.

Cathy was united in marriage to Dean Stenberg May 4, 2002, at Shepard of the Hills in Chaska. They made their home in Cokato. Together, they were blessed with three children, Axel, Veronica, and Drake.

Cathy enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards, and especially loved doing puzzles. She enjoyed traveling, including Texas, Nevada, Alaska, Japan, and Peru.

Cathy worked many years at the Municipal Bar in Howard Lake, and worked in the deli at the MarketPlace in Cokato.

Cathy is survived by Dean Stenberg of Cokato; son, Axel USMC, Camp Pendleton, CA; daughter, Veronica; son, Drake of Cokato; parents, Roger and Le Ann Brezina of New Prague; sisters Laurie Brezina of Las Vegas, NV, Rebecca (Phil) Binek of Howard Lake; brothers, Christopher Brezina of Cottage Grove, Jason Brezina of Rochester; sister-in-law, Lauri (Darrin) Zumach of Buffalo; nieces, Chantelle Brezina, Bailey and Ivy Binek, Kaylee and Kari Zumach; grandmother, Ellen Brezina of New Prague.

Cathy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lambert and Ruth Seurer; step-grandmother, LaVonne Seurer; grandfather, George Brezina Sr.; parents-in-law, Verdell and Mary Stenberg; Aunt Ruth Seurer; Uncle Ken Hentges; and Aunt Jane Brezina.

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