Eunice C. Streufert, 90, of North Oaks, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 9, 2022 and is now with the Lord. Eunice will be remembered as a woman of strong faith, a committed wife, mother, grandmother and dedicated educator, who has impacted hundreds of students over the decades she served as teacher and administrator.
Eunice was born on September 7, 1931, in Park City, Montana to Robert F. Cordes and Christine (Zipperian) Cordes. Her family moved to Great Falls, where her father learned the sign language and began his deaf ministry. The family moved to Canada for this ministry, at Saskatoon and then at Winnipeg, and later relocated to St. Paul, where Eunice attended St. Stephanus Lutheran School. She attended Bethany Lutheran High School and College, Mankato, a six-year boarding school. After one year at Bethany College, while Eunice was studying to become a teacher, she taught in Sauk Rapids during a teacher shortage. Returning to school in her twenties, Eunice obtained her teaching certificate in an A.A. degree program at Concordia, St. Paul.
Years later in Nebraska, Eunice continued her education while managing the home as wife and mother. She completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees (Special Education) and earned a PhD in Education Administration. During her career as educator Eunice served in Elementary Schools (Central Lutheran, St. Paul and several in Nebraska) and fifteen years as a faculty member of Concordia University, St. Paul.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Ann. Eunice will be missed by her loving husband of 68 years, Norbert; children, John (Debbie) Streufert, Vic (Christen) Streufert, David Streufert, and Beth (Rex) Steigerwalt; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin, Robert (Sally), and Paul (Ruth) Cordes; and other family and friends.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 29 at 11am with visitation 9:30-11am at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church, 2480 S Shore Blvd, White Bear Lake. Private Interment for the family at Elmhurst Cemetery, St. Paul.
Memorials preferred to the Robert and Erna Cordes Scholarship Endowment fund at Concordia University, St. Paul.