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Lana Loy Stephensen, 60

Lana Loy Stephensen, 60, of Park Rapids died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids. She was born June 2, 1947 in Luverne, the daughter of Clifford Floyd and Wylma Jean (Brower) Schoon. She graduated from Pal...

Lana Loy Stephensen, 60, of Park Rapids died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids.

She was born June 2, 1947 in Luverne, the daughter of Clifford Floyd and Wylma Jean (Brower) Schoon. She graduated from Palmer High School in 1965. She lived and worked in Aspen and Colorado Springs.

She married Clarence "Fritz" Alfred Stephensen Nov. 6, 1971 in Basalt, CO. They moved to Nevis in 1973 and she has lived in the area since.

They started the original Goose Crossing Gift Shop and Goose Crossing Restaurant in Nevis. She also worked at the Nevis Municipal Liquor Store and most recently as a bartender at the Harold Harris VFW Post in Akeley.

She was a member of the Nevis Church of Christ and president of Harold Harris VFW Post Auxiliary.

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Surviving are her daughter, Stacy (Myles) Herschberger of Park Rapids; mother, Wylma (Dean) Andrus of Nevis; one sister, Patty Allen of Nevis; brother, Terry (Renee) Schoon of Drasco, AR; twin brother, Larry (Reba) Schoon of Big Sandy, TN; step-siblings, Betty (Tony) Wilson of Rincon, GA, Bonnie (Ben) Miller of Placerville, CA and Robert (Michele) Andrus of Nevis; brother-in-law, Mel Botsford of Menahga; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; son, Barry Ballantine; and husband.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids with Rev. Richard Jorgensen officiating. Special music will be "The Rose" by Conway Twitty and "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers. "Amazing Grace" with bagpipes will also be played.

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