Steven “Steve” Craig Anderson, age 63, of Lester Prairie, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
He was born July 16, 1951, in Glencoe, the son of Glen and Lois (Mielke) Anderson. Steven was baptized as an infant Sept. 30, 1951, by the Rev. Russell Carr at Lester Prairie Methodist Church; and was confirmed in his faith as a youth June 6, 1965, by the Rev. Paul Bendit at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie.
He received his education in Lester Prairie, and was a graduate of the Lester Prairie High School class of 1969. Steven furthered his education by attending Southwest State in Marshall, graduating in 1973, with a bachelor of arts degree.
Steven made his home in Lester Prairie.
He worked at Sterner Lighting in Winsted, retiring in 2002.
He was a member of Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie.
Steven enjoyed collecting art prints, playing fantasy football, watching the food channel, and Guernsey cattle. He loved the time spent with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Lois Anderson of Lester Prairie; brothers Dale Anderson and his wife, Diane, and David Anderson and his wife, Donna, all of Lester Prairie; and nieces and nephews, Kristin Ikem and her husband, Val, of Hutchinson, Dustin Anderson and his wife, Julia, of Anoka, Kevin Anderson, and Karen Anderson and her fiancé, Beau Johnson, all of Lester Prairie.
Steven is further survived by great nieces Alexis Ikem, Chloe Anderson, and Ginny Anderson; aunts and uncles, Donna Lemke, Louise Anderson, Lee Mielke and his wife, Norma, Pam Mielke, and Richard Mielke and his wife, Sandie; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Anderson; sister, Diane Anderson; grandparents, Alvin and Olive Anderson, and Otto and Mary Mielke; and aunts and uncles, Marlys McCluskey and her husband, Robert, Harold “Skeets” Lemke, Warren Anderson, Ivan Mielke, and Phyllis Mielke.
A memorial service took place Saturday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie, followed by interment at the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.
There was a gathering of family and friends Friday, June 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, which continued Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.