Donald Henry Steve

Donald Henry Steve was born November 6, 1930 in Cottonwood County, MN the son of Henry and Marie (Quade) Steve. A long-time resident of Sanborn, Don attended Sanborn High School where he participated in baseball, basketball, and football and graduated in 1948 . He served our country in the Korean Conflict from 1953 until 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Hensch, on August 13, 1955. Don worked alongside his wife at the gas station at Sanborn Corners and later their Standard Oil bulk petroleum business. Don was a member of the Sanborn Fire Department, the Sanborn American Legion, the Sanborn Community Club, the Sanborn Cemetery Board, and St. Thomas Catholic Church. He moved to Country Manor in Sartell, MN in the fall of 2009 where he received excellent care. Don loved hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards, family get-togethers, and was an avid sports fan. He cheered on his grandchildren at many of their sporting events and was their biggest fan. After retirement, Don enjoyed his winters in Texas and summers at Lake Winnie.

 

Donald Henry Steve died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Country Manor at the age of 88.

 

He is survived by sons Tom (Brenda) of Sartell and Jim (Dana) of St. Joseph; grandchildren-Todd (Alissa) of Redwood Falls, Nick (Samantha) of Otsego, Derek of St. Cloud, and Alyssa of St. Cloud; and great grandchild Elena. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, his brother Orville, and his parents, Henry and Marie.