Jeff STENSRUD

Jeff STENSRUD

STENSRUD

Jeff

April 3, 1964 – August 29, 2015

At age 51, Jeff was taken from us, suddenly and instantly. Nothing he did wrong – just a freak farming accident. Jeff’s passing has left a massive void in every life he touched. Jeff is survived by his loving wife Wanda Paulson-Stensrud of Stettler, AB; daughter Ami Stensrud (Shawn Rogers) of Edmonton, AB; granddaughter Tara; his mother Eileen Stensrud of Melfort, SK; siblings: Arlene (Tom) Olson of Saskatoon, SK; Dwain (Laura Hartney) of Saskatoon, SK; and Greg (Sabrina) of Melfort, SK; parents-in-law Lloyd and Lois Paulson of Donalda, AB; brothers-in-law: Wayne (Yvette) Paulson of Weekes, SK and Bruce Paulson (Katie Carlow) of Stettler, AB; nieces and nephews: Marlee and Matthew Olson; Haley, Caitlin and Jonas Stensrud; Aleisha and Shelby Paulson; Hunter and Cody Paulson. Jeff was predeceased by first wife Amber and his dad Arvid Stensrud. Jeff grew up on the farm in Saskatchewan. Crooked River/Peesan area, east of Tisdale. His schooling began in Crooked River, then on to Tisdale for High School and Red Deer College, where he earned his Interprovincial Automotive Technician status. The “school of experience” was an ongoing “classroom” that Jeff thoroughly enjoyed. He worked a variety of jobs. Always with the common theme of farming or to do with “mechanics”. He owned his own business – “Jeff’s Automotive Repair & Restoration”, located east of Donalda, AB – specifically in the Spruce Coulee area. “Old School” values and work ethics made his business thrive .. “If it’s a job worth doing at all, it’s worth doing ‘right’ the first time” And, “If it’s man made, I can fix it!” And he did. In recent years, he had started farming with his father-in-law, Lloyd. Jeff was working on building his own little herd of cattle. Jeff’s interests included a very long list … to name a few – camping, fishing, hunting, photography, woodworking, cooking, farming, animals, nature, and most of all, family time. Christmas was especially close to his heart. It was a time of family get together and celebration. Family was very important to Jeff. In 2014 our family welcomed baby granddaughter, Tara, into the world. Holding her for the first time, there was never a more proud grandpa. She filled his life with joy, pride and love. Jeff left us so suddenly. But doing something he loved – farming. His passing has left us with such shock. We will miss you … your kindness and caring; your laughter and love; your expertise and help … Till we’re once again together. Forever loved, always remembered, forever cherished. Thankful to have had the honour of your presence in our lives. A celebration of life was held in honour of Jeff on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at Donalda Community Hall, Donalda, AB. Memorial donations may be made to STARS, Donalda Animal Rescue or a charity of your own choice. Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium 403-742-3422. The family of Jeff Stensrud would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude for the overwhelming support, during this tragic loss. Thank you for words of encouragement, prayers, love, food, gifts, flowers, cards, donations, fundraising, phone calls, texts, visits and help in every fashion. Thank you to generous and kind individuals, businesses and groups. To all the emergency responders and victim services; to Teresa’s Catering and Donalda Animal Rescue. The list is very long – So thank you to everyone, for help in every way, during this difficult time.


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