Nathe,Steven 'Steve’ Jay


Oct. 17, 1951 - May 4, 2017


Steve Nathe, 65, passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2017, in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Steve was born in Winona, Minn., to Robert (Bob) J. & Mary (Mary Ann) Nathe. 

 For many years Steve worked at his father’s Wholesale Meat Company in Winona as a sales manager. Thereafter, he held sales representative positions in Florida where he lived for 10-plus years. He eventually retired in the Twin Cities. 

 Steve loved his family, friends, and his pets. In the past several years he traveled the country in his RV with his loyal co-pilot Zoey (his dog). Steve enjoyed motorcycling, music, singing, and fine food. 

 Steve leaves behind his mother, Mary, of Winona; sister, Kay (Katy), of St. Louis Park; son, Ryan (Samantha); and granddaughters, Andrea, Natalie and Jocelyn, of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church, Winona, Minn.  Entombment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona, Minn.

 Memorials can be directed to Vail Place (a nonprofit organization which cultivates hope and inspires change to promote mental health recovery). 

 Service entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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