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Sean Ernest Stenzel, age 27, of Matawan, MN, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN as the result of a car accident. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Father Eugene Stenzel will officiate and burial will take place in St. Casimir Cemetery in Wells, MN. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Sean was born March 13, 1984, in Winona, MN to DeAnne Stier and Todd Sievers. On April 12, 1984, he was adopted to Richard and Mary Stenzel of New Richland, MN. Sean attended school at Alden-Conger Public School and graduated in 2002 from New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School in New Richland, MN. Sean worked as a carpenter and was very skilled in ceramic and floor tiling. He had a quick wit and a sense of humor. Sean had a very special relationship with all of his grandparents. He will always be remembered by his beautiful smile.

Sean will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his daughter, Liliana Fay Stenzel; his parents, Richard and Mary Stenzel of New Richland; his birth mother, DeAnne Sievers Reed and step-father, David Reed; grandmothers, Evangeline Stenzel and Joy Stier; brother Jesse (KC) Sievers; sisters, Amy (Travis) Kostner, Ella Reed, and Lydia Reed; nephew, Tanner Sievers, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Sean was preceded in death by his birth father, Todd Sievers; brother, Nathan Stier; grandparents, Loretta and Ernest Johnson, Dominic Stenzel, Bill Stier, and Mr. and Mrs. Curty Sievers; and many aunts, ncles and cousins.

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