Erick R. Stenbakken, age 86, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the District One Hospital, Faribault.
         Services will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen officiating.
         A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Friday.
         Erick R., the son of Hans and Thilda (Jordahl) Stenbakken, was born on February 26, 1922 in Kenyon.  He graduated from the Faribault High School in 1941.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II.  He married Lois Hildebrandt in South Dakota.  He was formerly employed as an auto mechanic and also in building construction.
         He is survived by his wife, Lois; two children, Chris Schrot of Faribault and Randy Stenbakken of Faribault; three step sons, Lyle (and Nancy) Grohman of Faribault, Tom (and Jacqui) Grohman of Minneapolis and Bill Grohman of Faribault; two daughters from a previous marriage, Donna and Cheryl of Idaho; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, Russell (and Leila) Stenbakken of Faribault.
         He was preceded in death by one son in law, Michael “Mike” Schrot; one daughter in law, Laurie Grohman; his parents; and two brothers, Herman and Marlin Stenbakken.


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