Ronald A. Stieve

Funeral services were Thursday, July 1, 1999, for Ronald A. Stieve, age 60 of Mayer. Ron, the owner of Uncle Ron's Meats in Mayer, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

Ron was born Aug. 8, 1938, at Carver County, Minn., the son of Frank A. and Agnes (Graunke) Stieve. He was baptized Sept. 1, 1938, at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, by the Rev. Schwandt. He was confirmed in May, 1953, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mound.

On July 16, 1960, Ron married Kathleen A. Hensel at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany officiated by the Rev. Henry Weseloh.

A retired Mayer Fire Department member, Ron was also a member of the Mayer Baseball Club and very dedicated to the city of Mayer.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed collecting decoys and toys.

Survivors include his wife Kathy; daughters and sons-in-law, Tice and Bob McPadden and Shelly and Kevin Kahl, all of Mayer; grandchildren: D'Laney, Taylor, Regan, and McKinna; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gordon and Lorraine Stieve of Necedah, Wisc.; Frank Jr. and Mavis Stieve of Pequot Lakes, and Doris Stieve of Watertown; brother-in-law, Gerald Hensel of Portland, Ore.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Agnes Stieve; brother, Earl Stieve; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Rubina Hensel; and his grandparents.

Visitation was at the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia, on Wednesday, June 30 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a chapel service at 7 p.m. There was also visitation at the Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service. The Revs. Peter A. Meier and Jeff Harter officiated for the service, with interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mayer.

Casket bearers were Clyde, Steven, Clark, Keith, Mike, Jeff, Tim, Allen, Jim, Frank III, and Forrest Stieve.

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