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Stella Pender

November 21, 1934 February 21, 2022
Stella Pender
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Obituary for Stella Pender

Stella (Groff) Pender, 87, of Davison passed away on Feb. 21 at Charter Assisted Living. She was born Nov. 21, 1934 in Detroit to Walter and Margaret (Berns) Groff. She graduated from Lutheran High in 1952 and became a secretary at Campbell Ewald advertising agency for 40 years, retiring in 1996. She became a loving mother & grandmother when she married Dayton Pender, of Oxford in 1995. They resided in Roseville until moving to Davison in 2005. She loved playing cards, trips up north & to the casinos.

Stella was preceded in death by husband Dayton; stepson Tom Pender; brothers Arthur Zeller & John Groff; nephew Michael Groff.

She is survived by stepchildren, Martin (Colleen) Pender of Lapeer and Scott Pender of Oxford; grandchildren, Jonathan of Lapeer, Timothy (Nicole Ashlock) of Warren, Jerred & Joshua of Oxford; nephew, Arthur (Roberta) Zeller of Littleton CO; nieces, Kathleen Groff of Northville, Nancy Landsdowne of Tucson AZ, Suzanne Zeller of Firestone CO; grand niece & nephews, Ian Groff, Joshua (Amanda) Groff, Doug Landsdowne, Amy Landsdowne, Daniel (Hanna) Zeller; great nephews, Kallan & Torrin Zeller.

Visitation will be 1-7pm Thursday, February 24, at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W Burdick St., Oxford, MI 48371. Stella’s funeral service will be at 11:00am, Friday, February 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W Flint St., Davison, MI 48423. Pastor Todd Frusti will officiate. Stella’s family will receive friends from 10-11am (at the church) the morning of the service. There will be a luncheon at the church following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Visitation

Thursday

24

Feb

1:00 PM 2/24/2022 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/24/2022 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States

Visitation

Friday

25

Feb

10:00 AM 2/25/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/25/2022 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

706 W. Flint Street
Davison, MI 48423

Trinity Lutheran Church
706 W. Flint Street Davison 48423 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

25

Feb

11:00 AM 2/25/2022 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

706 W. Flint Street
Davison, MI 48423

Trinity Lutheran Church
706 W. Flint Street Davison 48423 MI
United States
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