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Adolph August Stueven

Adolph August Stueven, age 92 of Howard Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at home and surrounded by his family.

Adolph was born April 29, 1912, in Middleville Township, Wright County, the son of Martin and Amelia (Bundt) Stueven. A life-long member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, he was baptized May 26, 1912 by the Rev. A. L. Oetjen, and confirmed in his faith April 10, 1927 by the Rev. C. G. Seitz.

He was united in marriage to Edna Seeger at Pelican Lake Lutheran Church, Buffalo, June 19, 1940, by the Rev. C. G. Nichols. This union was blessed with five children.

They made their home and living on a farm northeast of Howard Lake.

An active member of St. James Lutheran Church, Adolph served as an elder.

Adolph was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Amelia Stueven; brothers Herbert, Carl, Albert, and Awalt; and sisters Della, Frieda, Theresa, Emma, Elvera, and Roselle.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Stueven; one daughter, Norma and husband Mohamed of Bullhead City, Ariz.; four sons: Michael and wife Marge of Howard Lake, Gary and wife Deb of Mound, Brian of Howard Lake, and Jason of Plymouth; 14 granchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Adolph is further survived by two sisters, Helen McRoberts and Amelia Dorma; two sisters-in-law, Leona Stueven and Katherine Varner; nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 13 at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Nancy Butterfass served as organist, and Marge Stueven as soloist. Interment was at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Michael Stueven, Gary Stueven, Brian Stueven, Jason Stueven, Mark Stueven, John Stueven, and Adam Stueven.

The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake served the family.

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