Lowell Vernon Stueve, 79, of Winona, passed away into eternal life on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Sauer Health Care following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded with his family by his side.
He was born on December 20, 1938, in Hart, Minn., to Wilton and Violet (Arndt) Stueve.
He married Alice Bork on November 19, 1966, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Winona, Minn. She preceded him in death on July 15, 2014.
Lowell served in the U.S. Air Force from September 1958 to May 1961 as an aircraft mechanic. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winona State University in June 1964. He was employed with Fiberite before becoming a business manager at Winona Vocational School, where he worked until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Minnesota City Boat Club, Minnwissippi Fishing Club and the American Legion.
His family meant everything to him, especially his wife. They took many trips in their camper and went on many travels, one of the most memorable being Alaska. He was a huge Vikings fan and he will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to dance at the Hilltop Ballroom and the American Legion and he was really good at it, too.
He is survived by his two children, Don (Jenny) Stueve and Cheryl (Gary) Thesing; grandchildren, Melissa (Danny) Rivers, Emily Thesing (Ian Zimmerman) and Matthew Thesing; great-grandchild, Lincoln Rivers, all of Winona; sister, Susie (Neil) Keller, of Buffalo City, Wis.; and twin sister Lavonne Suer, of Temechula, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilton and Violet (Arndt) Stueve; his stepfather, John Moss; and his brother, Robert Stueve.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn.
A service of remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with visitation one hour prior at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Winona, with Reverend Richard Moore officiating. The burial with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. A lunch will be served in St. Martin’s Lutheran Church basement following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.
The family of Lowell would like to thank Gundersen Hospital, Winona Health Hospice, and Sauer Healthcare for the special care given to him.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis.; www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.