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Steven G. Lemieux, Maple Lake
Steven G. Lemieux, age 65, of Maple Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital due to cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Burial followed at St. Charles Cemetery, Chatham Township. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
Steve was an avid motorcyclist and loved his country, fixing cars, telling jokes and 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.
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.
The pallbearers were Nathan Lemieux, Damian Beffel, Brian Fieldseth, Jesse Lemieux, Bob Pribyl and Greg Opat.
Honorary pallbearers were Les Lemieux, Darryl DeMarais, Kenny Robasse and Larry Donovan. The music for the service was provided by Sarah Goelz and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox.
The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute are available online at dingmannfuneral.com
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