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Theresa Stearns
November 18, 1969 - February 17, 2019

Theresa Stearns, 49, of Dunkerton passed away Sunday February 17, 2019 at her home.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Friday February 22, 2019 with memorial services beginning at 1:00 PM at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Please direct memorials to Cedar Valley Pitbull Rescue, Cedar Bend Humane Society, or an animal shelter of your choosing.

Theresa was born November 18, 1969 in Independence, Iowa. She went to Wapsie Valley Schools. On June 24, 1989 she was united in marriage with Douglas Stearns at Dunkerton, Iowa.

Theresa was an animal lover. She would do anything she could for an animal in need. She rescued countless strays and had the biggest heart. She would help take care of others before she would take care of herself. She made an impact in so many people’s lives and will be greatly missed.

Left to celebrate Theresa’s life is her husband, Douglas John Stearns; her mother and stepfather, John and Pamela Risse; her three children: Brittany (Jerry Boyd III), Cory (Amy), Staci (Colby White) Stearns; three “furbabies”: Pringles, Nala, and Charley; two brothers: Jeremy (Brandee) and Michael Clark; three grandchildren: Kamery, Damien, and Rykyn Davidson; a niece, Alex; five grand-dogs and five grand-cats.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great- grandparents and grandparents; her father; a brother-in-law, Scott Stearns; her “furbabies”: Jazzy, Baby, Ruffles, and Elmo.  


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Teresa Adamson on February 21, 2019 at 8:08 AM said:

I am so sorry for your loss. Teresa was such a kind and caring person and will be missed greatly. You are in my prayers.
janelle inman on February 20, 2019 at 2:09 PM said:

I got to know her when we worked for the same company.Love her she had such a gentle and kind soul.Heaven just got a great angel.She will be missed.
Benton's Concrete on February 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM said:

Sorry for loss Stearns family, from all of us at Benton's Concrete
La'Rae Coppage on February 19, 2019 at 9:03 PM said:

I cant say in so many words how shocking to hear about Theresa. I had a wonderful spirit and always was smiling. I only knew her for a short period of time but during that time I was blessed to get to know an angel. Rest in Heaven love.
Ruth Ann & Keith Melick on February 19, 2019 at 6:22 PM said:

We are very sorry over your loss of such a loving and fun mom & wife.
Jessica Joy on February 19, 2019 at 4:11 PM said:

I love you guys so much. Such a beautiful soul and person.
Carol Simonich on February 19, 2019 at 9:56 AM said:

Theresa you always thought of others before you did yourself. You will truly be missed. Thoughts prayers and condolences to your family.

Heaven just got another Angel
Troy Even on February 19, 2019 at 9:22 AM said:

My sympathies Doug. Prayers to you and your family.
Deb Cowell on February 19, 2019 at 7:02 AM said:

Doug, Pam and family. So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Deb (Bartels-Suckow) Cowell
Dennis Stickfort on February 19, 2019 at 6:06 AM said:

Sorry for your loss. Sympathy to Doug and the family.

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