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Stella Molstad

October 22, 1937 — July 10, 2023


Stella Molstad, 85, Jamestown, ND passed away July 10, 2023 at SMP Health- Ave Maria in Jamestown.

Stella Przybycien was born Oct. 22, 1937, in rural Sykeston, ND, to Stanley and Iona (Philbrick) Przybycien. In her early years she taught country school. She married Duane Molstad, and they milked cows and farmed before moving to Carrington. Stella and Duane had three daughters. Stella was a housewife and had various janitorial jobs and a painting business.  When they moved to Jamestown, she worked at Great Plains Directory and Hugo’s before retiring.

Stella enjoyed people and was very sociable wherever she went. She loved to joke around with people. She enjoyed painting oil pictures for the family (hiding things in the painting for the family to find), she even sold some of her artwork to others out of state.

Stella is survived by her husband, Duane (Jamestown), daughters Cathy (Lynn) Anwiler, Bismarck, ND, Lori (Bob) Schuchard Jamestown, ND, and Shelly Molstad, Yankton, SD.  She is survived by grandchildren Hannah, Gretchen, Alex, and Eric. Also, her sister, Lynne Potter (Bend, OR) and brother, Stanley Przybycien, Jr. (Williston, ND)

She is preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Iona Przybycien, her in-laws, Ted and Clara Molstad, and brother Larry Przybycien.


A private family service will be held at the Carrington City Cemetery.

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