Clara Stueve, 105, of St. Joseph

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Clara Stueve, 105

St. Joseph

Aug. 28, 1912-Dec. 29, 2017

Clara Stueve, 105, of St. Joseph died Dec. 29 at Arlington Place. Her funeral was held Jan. 4 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, O.S.B. officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Stueve was born Aug. 28, 1912 to Anna (Schlangen) and John Schefers. She married Al Stueve on Oct. 14, 1936 in Richmond. The couple owned and operated Stueve’s Garage for many years (1937-1972). Stueve was a wonderful, caring mother, enjoying sewing, crocheting, embroidery, gardening, canning and making her famous pickled fish.

Survivors include the following: her children, Doreen Honer and Dennis, both of St. Joseph; Dorothy Merten of Waite Park; Mel (Lizz) of Mesa, Arizona; Alice (George) Westerhoff, of Brooklyn Center, and Jim (Kathy) and Don (Deb), all of of St. Cloud; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al in 1982; and all 10 of her brothers and sisters.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Arlington Place and St. Croix Hospice for their professional and excellent care they gave to our mother.

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