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Thomas E. Steveken

September 24, 1931 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 90)


Thomas Eugene Steveken, age 90, died on May 22, 2022.

Born on September 24, 1931, Tom was a lifelong resident of Saint Paul’s Como Park neighborhood. His friendships began at St. Andrew Grade School and continued at Murray High School. Tom was a star performer in high school football, known for his punishing, explosive runs through the middle. He was also an avid golfer, winning the Como Club Class B and C Championships.

When called, Tom served honorably in the Army in overseas combat in the Korean War. Following his service, he started his career at 3M, culminating as a manager in the Magnetic Audio/Video Products Division. Tom retired after 30 years and was always proud and grateful to have been employed by 3M.

Tom loved God and his Catholic faith. He witnessed to this faith by attending daily Mass and volunteering at Church and at Lyngblomsten Care Center. He also loved music, watching birds, and his nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by parents Frederick and Marion; brothers Frederick, Roger, Robert, and David; sister-in-law, Joy; niece Ann (Goddaughter); nephews Patrick and Mark (Godson).

Survived by sisters-in-law Judith, Mildred, and Mary Ellen; nieces Joy, Katie (Don) Nowicki, Betsy, Susan (Steve) Paeplow, Molly (Ed) Hinz, Sara (Jim) Hoerth and Ellen Ann; nephews Greg (Peggy), Mike (Liz), Dave (Sue) and John (Lisa).

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday June 1, 10:30 Am at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 1435 Midway Parkway, St. Paul.  Visitation ne hour prior to Mass.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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