Glenn "Shorty" Stensaas died at his home south of Norway Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the age of 79 years. He was born on the family farm near Norway, Kan., on Sept. 5, 1934, the son of C.B. and Esther T. (Hammer) Stensaas.
Shorty attended school at Fairview and graduated from Scandia High School. He was a lifelong farmer—liking family, farming, cattle and horses. Shorty and the family attended many horse shows, rodeos and roping events. He had a great love of horses and trained and raced quarter horses and thoroughbreds.
Shorty and Joyce Prell were united in marriage on Jan. 1, 1960, at Hermansburg, Kan., and to this union three sons and a daughter were born. Shorty will be lovingly remembered by his family: Joyce, Jim and Carrie Jo, Greg and Kristy, Doug and Carrie, all of Norway, Kan., and Kathy and Chris Cox of Clay Center, Kan.; grandchildren, Brandon and Ivy Stensaas and great-granddaughter Addy, Garrett, Evan, Trevor and Kyle Cox, Michael, Gaven and Lesley Stensaas; sisters, Margaret Reece, Belleville and Dorothy Loring and husband Lee, Scandia; brother, Lawrence Stensaas and wife Ellie, Broken Arrow, Okla.; brother-in-law, Lynn Prell and wife Nancy and their children, Jerry, Jason and Jon of Claremont, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Jody Corbin, Jill Bayes, Bette Shields, Arnold (Butch) Loring, David Loring, Cheri Hobson, Denae Stensaas, and Jodi Sullivan; several great-nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by parents C.B. and Esther Stensaas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with Pastor Ethan Fiestner officiating. Cremation will take place and family inurnment service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Church. Meadowlark Hospice or the Tammy Walker Center. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.