|11/12/2013 9:28:00 AM|
Steven G. Lemieux
Steven G. Lemieux, 65, of Maple Lake died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital due to cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Chatham Township. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov., 12, and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. There was a prayer service planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.
He is survived by his wife Pamela of Maple Lake, wonderful children Allyson (Damian) Beffel of Maple Lake, Nathan (Heather) Lemieux of Hanover, Stephanie (Brian) Fieldseth of Monticello, seven grandchildren Noah, Audrey and Max Beffel, Griffen and Bailey Fieldseth, Lily and Lexi Lemieux, brother James (Mavis) Lemieux of Maple Lake, special nephew Les Lemieux of Maple Lake, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father Adolph Goerke, brothers Gordon and Basil, and sisters Marge Ottenstroer and Beatrice Opat.
Steven George Lemieux was born Sept. 22, 1948, in St. Cloud to Mose and Edna (Bakeberg) Lemieux. Growing up in Maple Lake he attended country school, St. Timothy's Elementary School, and graduated from Maple Lake High School and then Dunwoody Institute.
From May 2, 1968, to March 19, 1970, during the Vietnam War he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. On Oct. 9, 1971 Steve married Pamela Pribyl at St. Timothy's Catholic Church. He was a United States Postal Service mail carrier for 25 years, was a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church, and a charter member of the Maple Lake VFW Post 7664.
He was an avid motorcyclist and loved his country, fixing cars, telling jokes, and the music of Bruce Springsteen. Steve was one of a kind and he did things his way, but he loved his family more than anything. When he was dying one of the kids asked him, "Dad, what are you thinking about?" and he answered, "My family, always my family." He will be greatly missed.
Pallbearers: Nathan Lemieux, Damian Beffel, Brian Fieldseth, Jesse Lemieux, Bob Pribyl and Greg Opat. Honorary pallbearers: Les Lemieux, Darryl DeMarais, Kenny Robasse and Larry Donovan.
Music: Sarah Goelz and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox.
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