Romayne Estelle Stenstrom of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 5:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 89.
She was born on November 30, 1932 in San Francisco, California to Doris Helene (Willey) Amos and Chauncey Mitchell Amos. On October 27, 1956 she married Kenneth Lyle Stenstrom and they spent the next 65 years of their marriage traveling the world as missionaries and sharing their lives in everything they did before he passed away on January 24, 2022. One of their greatest accomplishments were being blessed with children and becoming grandparents.
Romayne graduated from San Francisco Baptist College and received her B.S. in Christian Education. She and her husband worked in missions in Taiwan for four years, then for a short term in Romania, Malawi, and Mexico. She also was a mission house parent at Riverwood Ranch for eight years.
Ken and Romayne lived in North Dakota for eleven years, then Palestine, Indiana for a number of years and then finally settled in Winona Lake. She loved serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and enjoyed the fellowship of her church family as a member of the former Winona Lake Free Methodist Church now called Winona Lake Community Church. Romayne was a loving and patient wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be dearly missed.
She leaves behind two daughters, Karen Engstrom (Vancouver, Washington), Ruth (Larry) Wilson (Bedford, Virginia), two sons, Raymond Stenstrom (Folly Beach, South Carolina), William (Judith) Stenstrom, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Christensen (Eugene, Oregon), Harriet Tesch (Bemidji, Minnesota), and three brothers-in-law, Arvid Stenstrom (Boiling Springs, South Carolina), Stanley Stenstrom (Paso Robles, California), LeRoy Stenstrom (Bemidji, Minnesota). She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
Romayne’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Jordan Ickes. She will be buried at a later date at Etna Green Cemetery, Etna Green, Indiana.