Donna Clara Abbey




Stanley Robert "Stan" Stasel was born March 4, 1932, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, and died May 26, 2010, in Minnetonka, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 78. Buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. He is the son of Alfred Gustav Stasel of North McGregor, IA, and Florence Alice Sayre of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Donna Clara Abbey was born April 12, 1934, in Mercer Co., ND, and died November 11, 1995, in Hennepin Co., MN, at age 61. Buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She is the daughter of Oran Ralph Abbey of Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, and Alice Frances Herman of Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.

Stanley Robert "Stan" Stasel and Donna Clara Abbey were married January 21, 1961, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Stanley Robert "Stan" Stasel and Donna Clara (Abbey) Stasel had three children:

  1. Steffany Ann Stasel: Born November 3, 1961, in Hennepin Co., MN. Married August 19, 1989, in Hennepin Co., MN, to David G. Harper: Born about 1964, in Unknown.
  2. Scott Stanley Stasel: Born May 7, 1964, in Hennepin Co., MN; Died September 22, 2012, in Minnesota (age 48). Buried in Glen Cary Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ham Lake, Anoka Co., MN. Married May 4, 1985, in Hennepin Co., MN, to Sheryl Ann Houle: Born August 29, 1963, in Hennepin Co., MN. Divorced August 9, 2011, in Anoka Co., MN.
  3. Lance Stewart Stasel: Born September 9, 1969, in Hennepin Co., MN. Married to Rebecca L. "Becca" Stroud: Born January 1, 1967, in Unknown.



TIMELINE

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Stanley Robert "Stan" Stasel was born March 4, 1932.

Donna Clara Abbey was born April 12, 1934, in Mercer Co., ND.


   

 Lois, June, Lenore, Marilyn, Gale and Donna Abbey, North Dakota, about 1935. The farm cat, with tail raised, is at the lower left. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Sisters, Lenore and Donna Abbey, at home, about 1936. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


   

Left to Right: Donna, Marilyn, June, Lenore, Gale, and Lois Abbey, on the family farm, about 1938. The Abbey photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.

The picture to the right is a stock photo of a 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe 2 Door Sedan.

Kay Koslan comments: I remember visiting here when the root cellar (to the left of the Abbey children) was there, and there was also an outhouse. The outhouse was no longer there. The door in the background was likely the front door. The Abbey kids are either going to school or to church, I'll bet.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows Orran Abbey (age 39) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of College, and who married but has no occupation listed, is renting his home for $15/month, and is living in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Alice Abbey (age 38) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of College; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, June Abbey (age 11) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of School; his daughter, Lenore Abbey (age 10) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of School; his daughter, Marilyn Abbey (age 9) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of School; his son, Gale Abbey (age 7) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Dona Abbey (age 5) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his son, James Abbey (age 2) born in North Dakota; his daughter, Colleen Abbey (age 5/12) born in North Dakota; and an unmarried Servant, Roger Endresson (age 21) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School, a Common Laborer in a Farming Mine.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1940, shows Alfred G. Stasel (age 46) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of College, is a married Hospital Superintendent, and owns his house worth $8,000 and is living at 5156 Queens Avenue South, 13th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Florence A. Stasel (age 42) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; his son, Alan G. Stasel (age 12) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of School; his son, Stanley R. Stasel (age 8) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of School; his daughter, Barbara M. Stasel (age 5) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Shirley J. Stasel (age 4) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 0 years of School; and an unmarried Maid, Loretta J. Singman (age 26) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Stearns Co, MN, and with 8 years of School, a Maid in a Private Home.


The entire Oran Ralph Abbey family, taken just before Oran died in 1943. Back row, left to right: Lois, Alan, Oran, Alice, June; Middle row, left to right: Lenore, Donna, Gale and Marilyn; Front row, left to right: Colleen, Jim. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Lenore Shirley (Abbey) Wetzel, Kay Donnette Wetzel, Donna Clara Abbey, and Charles Gale Abbey, April or May, 1951. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.

Kay Koslan comments: Left to Right: In the reddish brown hair is my mother, Lenore. Then Donna Abbey holding me, and my uncle Gale Abbey. Note that Donna has very dark hair and eyes.  If it's true that we are part Irish, then it fits. I am told by someone from Dad's side that they are called the "lack Irish." This is not "African" but just dark hair, skin, eyes. There were quite a few Abbeys, that to me, had a dark complexion, not just in my direct family, such as my mother. 


   

Donna Clara Abbey, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, about 1953.


   

Donna Clara Abbey's Senior Class Picture, Beulah High School, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, 1953.


Stanley Robert Stasel and Donna Clara Abbey were married January 21, 1961, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.


The Beulah Independent, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, March 2, 1961

Marriage Of Miss Donna Abbey Took Place In Minneapolis

The marriage of Miss Donna Abbey, Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter of Mrs. Alice Abbey, to Stanley Stasel , also of Minneapolis, has been announced. The wedding took place Jan. 21 in Minneapolis. Following a trip to Chicago, Illinois, the couple are at home at 2224 Harriet Ave. in Minneapolis. The bride is a 1963 graduate of Beulah high school and is employed by Northern States Power Co. The groom is an attorney.


   

Donna Clara (Abbey) Stasel wedding picture, January 21, 1961, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Below is a link to the "Beulah, North Dakota Golden '50' Years Anniversary, 1914-1964":

http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/beulah64.txt


Steffany Ann Stasel was born November 3, 1961, in Hennepin Co., MN.


Picnic at Alice Abbey's backyard, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, July, 1963. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.

​Back row, Left to right: Alice (Herman) Abbey, bent over eating; Donna (Abbey) Stasil; Lenore (Abbey) Wetzel; June (Abbey) Dolce; Jan (Welk) Abbey; Marilyn (Abbey) Gustafson; Don Wetzel; and Stan Stasil​.

Row 2, left to right: Barry Wetzel (lower left corner); and Mike Dolce, rust shirt, back seen and standing.​

​Row 3, left to right: front to back: Stephanie Stasil, sitting in high chair; Gary Dolce, almost hidden behind Stephanie Stasil; Cindy Gustafson; and Mark Gustafson, with bib.​

Front row, left to right: Diane Lang, facing forward, Pink shorts; Kay Wetzel, facing back with orange drink, blue shirt; and Jan Gustafson, lower right corner, barely in the picture.​

Kay Koslan comments: It looked my brother Barry Wetzel and my cousin Mike Dolce were up to no good because they had a long white cord. But then I recognized it was a type of child harness attached to Mark Gustafson at the front end so he wouldn't run off into the street! The only thing Barry and Mike were doing were holding onto that cord. I think it was attached to my Grandma Alice's clothes line, as they often did that to protect the kids from running off. This was especially important because there were 33 grandchildren. There were probably at least 20 in this gathering.


First Cousins born in 1961; July, 1963, North Dakota. From left to right: Lenore (Abbey) Wetzel with Marsha Wetzel; Colleen (Abbey) Flemmer with Marie Flemmer; Marilyn (Abbey)Gustafson with Mark Gustafson; June (Abbey) Dolce with Tammy Dolce; and Donna (Abbey) Stasil with Stephanie Stasil. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Scott Stanley Stasel was born May 7, 1964, in Hennepin Co., MN.


Donna (Abbey) Stasil; Stan Stasil; Marilyn (Abbey) Gustafson; Faye Orfalk; Cleo (Herman) (Mattson) Orefalk; Mark Gustafson; Stephanie Stasil; 1964. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


The Pink Frosting House. Alice Abbey in back, 206 East Main Street, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, Summer, 1966.

The Abbey children cousins; Front row, Left to Right: Jan Gustafson, Larry Flemmer, Denise Lang?, Tammy Dolce, Sandy Flemmer, Stephanie Stasil, Mark Gustafson, Beth Wetzel, Gina Abbey, and Paul Flemmer. Back row, Left to Right: Vanessa Dolce, Mike Dolce, Gary Dolce, Kim Wetzel, Barry Wetzel, Cindy Gustafson (holding Scott Stasil), Kay Wetzel, Marsha Wetzel, and Marie Flemmer.


Lance Stewart Stasel was born September 9, 1969, in Hennepin Co., MN.


Abbey brothers and sisters at their mother's, Alice Frances (Herman) Abbey, funeral, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, April 1, 1982.


Donna Clara (Abbey) Stasel died November 11, 1995, in Minnetonka, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 61. Buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.


The Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, Tuesday, November 14, 1995

Stasel

Donna C. (nee Abbey) Stasel, age 61, of Minnetonka. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by husband, Stanley; daughter, Steffany & husband, David Harper; sons, Scott & wife, Sheryl, and Lance Stasel; also brothers and sisters. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Private family service. Interment Crystal Lake Cemetery. Crystal Lake Funeral Home, Penn & Dowling Aves N 521-3677


Stanley Robert "Stan" Stasel died May 26, 2010, in Minnetonka, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 78. Buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.


The Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, May 28, 2010

Stanley R. Stasel

   

Stasel, Stanley R. age 78, of Minnetonka, passed away 5/26/10. Caring, loving father & grandfather. Preceded in death by wife, Donna. Survived by children, Steffany (David) Harper, Scott (Sheryl), Lance (Rebecca); grandchildren, Emily, George, Allison and Shaela; sister, Shirley Kise. Former attorney at Moss & Barnett. Naval Officer during the Korean War. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Smile Train. Funeral service Wednesday, June 2 at 11 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior at: Washburn-McReavy Crystal Lake Chapel 612-521-3677 Penn & Dowling Aves N.


Stanley R. Stasel, March 4, 1932 - May 26, 2010

Stanley R. Stasel served in the United States Navy as an officer. After graduating from law school in 1960, he joined the law firm that would one day bear his name, Barnett, Ratelle, Hennessy, Vander Vort & Stasel. This firm became a part of Moss & Barnett in 1983. Stan spent the remainder of his legal career at Moss & Barnett until his retirement in 1991. Stan served his clients in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, as well as personal and business taxation. He successfully defended clients on contested tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and handled tax litigation in the United States District Court and the United States Tax Court. For many years, Stan chaired the Moss & Barnett Library Committee. The library was greatly expanded and modernized under Stanís leadership. Stan was dedicated to his family and to his clients. He is survived by his daughter Steffany, sons Scott and Lance, and their respective families. Stanís contributions to Moss & Barnett have endured, and he will be fondly remembered by his colleagues.


Scott Stanley Stasel died September 22, 2012, in Minnesota, at age 48. Buried in Glen Cary Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ham Lake, Anoka Co., MN.


The Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stasel

Stasel, Scott S., Age 48, of Minneapolis. Member of Twin Cities Pipefitters Union. Preceded in death by father, Stan; mother, Donna; and father-in-law, Charlie Houle. Survived by beloved daughter, Emily and her mother, Sheryl Stasel; brother, Lance (Rebecca); sister, Steffany (David) Harper; also in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday, 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to service, all at Glen Cary Lutheran Church, 15531 Central Ave. NE, Ham Lake. Interment Glen Cary Cemetery. Memorials to Make a Wish Foundation.


Published in Pioneer Press from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, 2009

Houle, Charles E. "Charlie" Age 76, of Ham Lake Preceded in death by parents, and brother, Gerald. Survived by wife of 55 years, Vendy; daughters, Terri Houle (Jim Smith), Sandra Houle (Bruce Fossum), Sheryl (Scott) Stasel, Jennifer (Tom) Gilbert; grandchildren, Croix, Carson, Micah, Hannah, Emily, Charley and Thomas; brother, Clem, Jr. (Ione); and sister-in-law, Linda Houle; also many nieces, nephews and friends. Member of Iron Workers Local 512. Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka. Funeral services Wednesday, 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 4th & Adam St. in Anoka with visitation 1 hour prior to service and Tuesday from 5-8 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd.