Spring Valley Sun, June 2, 1938
Ben Stein was born to Mr. and Mrs. Erick Stein in Lille Elvedalen, Norway, Aug. 29, 1861. When he was 17 he came to America with his brother Eric. For several years he made his home with his brother, Arne Stein and family here in Spring Lake. He and his brother Eric also resided for some time in the vicinity of Cloquet, MN, where Eric died.
Since his brother's death Ben has lived at different places. The last few years he had had his home at New Richmond, where he died Sunday, May 29. Death was due to a heart attack.
Besides a younger sister, Anne, in Norway, he is survived by his nephew, Simon Stein, of Spring Lake, and two nieces, Mrs. Frank McCardle of Gilman and Mrs. Olaf Nyeggen of Spring Lake.
Funeral was held from Spring Lake Lutheran church Tuesday, May 31, Rev. Berven officiating.
Burial was made in the Spring Lake cemetery.
Contributed by Joe Waddellhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~wipierce/