Eugene “Gene” T. Steman, age 84 of Watkins, MN died on Monday September 27, 2021, at Cherrywood Assisted Living in Richmond, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday October 2, 2021, at Ertl Funeral Home with prayers and sharing at 3:00 PM.
Eugene “Gene” Theodore Steman, the son of Michael and Isabelle (Ludwig) Steman, was born on July 2, 1937, in Watkins, MN. He graduated from Kimball High School and was united in marriage to Shelva McKenzie on September 28, 1957.
Gene lived in the Watkins area his entire life and worked at Cold Spring Granite as a stone polisher. Upon his retirement, Gene kept busy with driving school bus. He was a member and also served as Chief of the Watkins Fire Department. Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and taking trips to the casino. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Gene is survived by his children: Claudia (Mike) Miller of Willmar, MN, Margaret “Peggy” (Gene) DeMorett of Watkins, MN, Gayle Vogel of Sartell, MN, Diane (Steve) Erickson of Spicer, MN, John (Carolyn) Steman of Litchfield, MN and David Steman of Watkins, MN; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and sister Linda Steman of Litchfield, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Isabelle; wife Shelva; infant son Michael; daughter Annette “Toni” Dalton; and sister Carol Walz.
Memorials are preferred to Watkins Fire Department or St. Croix Hospice.
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