Orien M. Stage, age 79 of Delhi, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls surrounded by family. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 3 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Belview Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Orien Marie (Amberg) Stage was born July 22, 1937 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Henry and Nellie (Ahrens) Amberg. She was born and raised on a farm in Redwood Falls and was baptized and confirmed at the Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Orien graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1955. On December 13, 1955 she married Merlin Stage in Minneapolis. Orien enjoyed being a mother. She worked in manufacturing at Control Data, MPI, and Artesyn, and in her later years she worked at Redwood Valley School as a lunch lady for Taher. Orien loved seeing her grandkids each day. She was a member of the Delhi City Council. Orien loved fishing and going to the lake, spending time in casinos, as well as spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed collecting Beenie Babies. Orien had a special way of keeping track of Merlin.
Orien is survived by her husband Merlin Stage of Delhi; children: Terry (Cindy) Stage, Brenda (Rick) Johnson, and Vern (Sheila) Stage, all of Redwood Falls; grandchildren: Jennifer (Jesse) Keehl, Jaime (Nate) Peterson, Melissa Prechel, Katie (Josh) Mages, Lindsey Stage (Nick Leach), Jordan (Heather) Cady, Nicki Vanderlinden (Hepi Robertson), Derek Vanderlinden (Jordan Ennega), Sheena (Clay) Rudenick, Tyler Stage (Brandy Schade), Stephanie and Kalley Stage; great grandchildren: Brady Keehl (Ashley Warner), Aubree and Ethen Keehl, Carter, Andrew, and Owen Peterson, Payton and Lexy Nelson, Maverick Mages, Fletcher and Berklee Leach, Aiden Cady, Nizhoni Schoen, Bryant and Ivis Robertson, Ayla and Nolan Rudenick. She is also survived by her siblings: Marlene Stage of Tacoma, WA, Margaret (Milt) Psihos of Edina, Henry “Butch” (Faythe) Amberg of Delhi, Pat (Harold) Read of Arizona, and Tom (Joleen) Amberg of Redwood Falls; and sister-in-law Lavonne “Toots” Bongard of Manitou Beach, MI. She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Nellie Amberg; sister-in-law Corrin Stage; and brothers-in-law Richard Bongard, Jerry, DaWayne, and Orville Stage.