Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2009
James H. Steward, 83
James H. Steward, 83, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at his home following a sudden illness.
James H., the son of Charles and Gladys (Prehn) Steward was born on July 7, 1926 in Austin. He graduated from Austin High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He married Marlys Mogen on July 2, 1950 in Hayfield. He farmed on the family farm, worked at the creamery and owned the Gambles Hardware Store all in Brownsdale before moving to Faribault. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Nutting Truck and Caster Company, Montgomery Wards, Schreyer Motors and Matejcek Implement Co. all of Faribault. During his later working years and retirement he operated Jim’s Sharp All.
He is survived by his wife, Marlys; two children, Gary (Judy) Steward and Sara (Patrick) Morris all of Faribault; five grandchildren, Angie (Mike) Larson, Chris Schroeder, Geoff (Sarah) Steward, Rebecca (Josh) Gordon and Luke Morris; two step-grandchildren, Chad Casper and Becky Casper; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Shirley, Traverse City, Mich.; sister-in-law, Deloris Steward; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Clay M. Steward in 1988; one brother, Maurice Steward and one brother-in-law, Leo Shirley.
Services will be at the Peace United Methodist Church, Morristown, on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Elden Eklund, officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale. Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and to sign the guest book.