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Lena Laura Sell, 104, of Hutchinson

Lena Laura (Behrmann) Sell, 104, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando with the Rev. Aaron Albrecht officiating. Wanda Renner provided the music.
Casket bearers were Kevin Mackenthun, Dave Husfeldt, Dale Cotides, Cory Schnurrer, Dave Kalberg and Henry Brede. Interment was in the Round Grove Lakeside/Stewart City Cemetery.
Lena Laura (Behrmann) Sell was born April 20, 1913, in Round Grove Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Ernest and Lydia (Bauermeister) Behrmann. She was baptized as an infant on May 4, 1913, and confirmed in her faith April 10, 1927, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Round Grove Township. Her baptism verse was Mark 16:16. She received her education through the eighth grade in Round Grove Township.
On June 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to Ervin Sell at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando. They made their home on a farm near Fernando. In 1973, they moved to Stewart. The couple shared 29 years of marriage before Mr. Sell died on Nov. 26, 1975. In July 2001, Mrs. Sell moved to Hutchinson and lived at Prince of Peace until September 2012, when she moved to Harmony River.
In addition to being a loving wife and homemaker, Mrs. Sell helped her husband on the farm. She was a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando.
Mrs. Sell enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidery, cooking, gardening, playing bingo, reading and playing cards with friends. She loved dancing and listening to polka music. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to California. She treasured the time spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Mackenthun Thur of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Lydia Behrmann; husband, Ervin Sell; special friend, Otto Streseman; and sisters, Irene Domeier and Phyllis Brede.
Arrangements were with the Hughes-Hantge Chapels in Hector.