Stephen J. Hemerick

Stephen J. Hemerick, age 27 of New Auburn, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Glencoe Area Health Center.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 23, from Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mound, with the Rev. Tom Evans officiating.

Pallbearers were Wayne Ehlebracht Jr., Michael Galagher, Reed Kaiser, Jason Mueller, Dennis Polly, Jeffrey Weeks, Robert Donovan and Brent Marquardt. Interment was in the Howard Lake Public Cemetery.

Stephen was born June 21, 1973, in Waconia to Norman and Deborah (Aus) Hemerick. He was baptized Feb. 24, 1974, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown, by the Rev. Marvin Palmquist; and confirmed May 3, 1987, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Mound, by the Rev. William Moeller.

On Feb. 15, 1997, Stephen was united in marriage to Kerry A. Wolter at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, by the Rev. Tom Evans.

Survivors include his wife, Kerry; a daughter, Kelly; a son, Jakob; father and wife, Norman and Linda Hemerick; mother and husband, Deborah and Joel Wiggins of Crystal; sisters, Stephanie Hemerick of Crystal, Samantha Hemerick of Crystal; grandmother, Lois Joan Mueller of Crystal;and great-grandmother, Agnes Garner of Spokane, Wash.

He is further survived by mother-in-law and husband, Patricia and "Doc" Martin of Minnetonka; father-in-law and wife, Marlin and Sena Wolter of Brooklyn Park; and uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Stephen was preceded in death by a son, Patrick; grandparents, Ferdinand and Regina Hemerick, Richard L. Mueller and John P. Aus.

The Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia handled the arrangements.

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