Ellen Dorothy Stein, 93, of Belle Plaine, Iowa, passed away on April 19, 2012, at Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehab due to lingering illness. Services for Stein will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Reverend Jack Andrews will be conducting the funeral service with burial to follow at the Dysart Cemetery.
Ellen was born April 12, 1919, in Ladora, Iowa, to Andrew and Elosia Heller Christianson. She attended Ladora School and graduated from Chelsea High School.
Ellen was married to Sidney Stein on August 21, 1940, at the Dysart Lutheran Church. She spent her time as a homemaker and also worked as a waitress at a bakery, as well as sorting corn at Funk's Seeds. She farmed with her husband by Clutier until 1964, when the couple moved to Belle Plaine.
During her time on this earth, Ellen enjoyed baking and liked to raise poultry. She also sold eggs and produce.
Ellen is preceded in death by her husband, Sidney, her parents and sister, Edith, a daughter, Ina Zumbrunnen and a son, Allen Stein.
Hrabak Funeral Home of Belle Plaine will be in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com under "obituaries".