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Lynda Jean Rowe-Stender

November 29, 1950 — April 18, 2024

Lynda Jean Rowe-Stender

Lynda Jean Stender, age 73 of Prudenville, Michigan passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Lynda was born on November 29, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Earl and Ester Kurgenski Atwood.  She was the third of five children.  She grew up in Allen Park, Michigan and attended school at Melvindale High School.  In 1968, she married Bruce Rowe and the two made their home in Downriver, Michigan.   Together, they had four children, Robert, Bradly, Scott, and David.  She owned both a karaoke and ceramic business, but her family always remained her top priority.  In 2010, she married James Stender.  She and James made their home in Prudenville, Michigan, and together they owned and operated a crematory.  Lynda ultimately retired in 2018.  She was truly an outgoing person who never met a stranger. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth Atwood, and Frankie Atwood; sisters, Carol Stender, and twin, Brenda Maharas; and son, Bradly Rowe.

Lynda is survived by her sons, Robert Rowe and wife, Carolyn, Scott Rowe, and David Rowe; and grandchildren, Malina, Keiley, Paityn, and Leo.       

When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see; if the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you loved me, as much as I love you; and each time that you think of me, I know you will miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready, it happened from above; and that I’d have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.

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