Orien Stage


Orien Stage 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.



  1. Cathy Iverson says

    Prayers to you Brenda Terry And Vern

  2. Rick and Kathye Schei says

    Our condolences to the Stage Family.

  3. LeAnn & Lowell Peterson says

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Julia (Weilage) Konop says

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Orien wee from when I was just a tot. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Steve Amberg says

    Condolences from the Stephen Amberg. We are unable to attend the funeral we are in Texas.

  6. Ann Eckberg says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Terry.

  7. Jerome Weidemann says

    My deepest sympathies to the Stage family.

  8. Pat and Lynn Story says

    So sorry to hear of your Moms death. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Joyce Woodford says

    Prayers to the family

  10. Maria Podratz Christensen says

    My condolences go out to the Stage family. I remember Orien from my summers working at my Aunt Judy and Uncle Pete’s resort (Rainbow Lodge) in Sauk Centre many years ago. Sorry for your loss.

  11. Judy & Jerry Kolby (Rainbow Lodge Neighbors) says

    Condolences to Merlin, Terry & Family

  12. William Langton says

    Bill & Cindy we are so sorry for your lose God Bless the family

  13. Cathy Ousky says

    My sincere sympathy Stage family! God bless you and peace be with you!

  14. Jim and Teresa Wenisch says

    Our sincere sympathy to all of the Stage family and peace. I would have definitely been there to say my final Goodbye to Orien, but have not been checking obituaries lately. Found out too late. Orien and I worked together at Artesyn right across the table for quite some time so we got to know each other quite well. What a lovely lady! I’m sure you will miss her dearly. My husband, Jim used to drive Vern’s truck to Fox’s for an oil change while he worked at Redwood also. We also know Sheila and Cindy and some of the Ambergs, so I’m so sad that we missed her last farewell.

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