MEHEDEN, Stena (Blondie)

Posted: April 20th, 2023


It is with great sadness that we announce that our beautiful, loving, and kind mother and grandmother STENA (BLONDIE) MEHEDEN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the age of 94 years.

Stena was born to Hilda and John Ratke on June 13, 1928 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. The family moved to the Lethbridge/Coaldale area to farm when she was very young. She married the late Mike Meheden in 1945 and they farmed in the Sunnyside area for 36 years before moving to Lethbridge. Our mom worked hard on the farm but also took part in community activities. She was an amazing cook, baker (especially the themed birthday cakes for her family), seamstress, and gardener.

Stena is survived by three children: Carol King, Joyce (Don) Ober, and Rob Meheden; six grandchildren: Bill King, Brenda (Brian) Hancock, Jason Ober, Krista Ober, Brianna (Shelley) Robinson, and Alyssa (Anthony) Suriano; great-grandchildren Andrea (Brad) Melchin and Darin Bertschi; great-great-grandson Will Melchin; brother Jim (Doris) Ratke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Mike; sister Ruth Meheden; and son-in-law Bill King.

Thanks to the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Cottage One staff, especially Sylvia, your special care was noticed and appreciated.

A private family service will be held.

Mom had a smile for everyone, so in lieu of flowers please give someone a smile today.

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