Steven E. Szuberski

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, July 27, 1959
Date of Death:
Friday, June 1, 2018
Age:
58 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday June 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday June 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Peace Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Friday June 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Peace Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Elgin Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, July 27, 1959
Date of Death:
Friday, June 1, 2018
Age:
58 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, July 27, 1959
Date of Death:
Friday, June 1, 2018
Age:
58 years old

Steven E. Szuberski

Steven E. Szuberski, 58, of Rochester, died Friday, June 1, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his family who cared for him at home.

Steven was born July 27, 1959 in Rochester, MN to Eugene and Joan (Bannon) Szuberski. He was the oldest child and had five younger siblings. Steve grew up in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High School in 1977. As a senior in high school, Steve took 1st place in the State VICA (Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America) competition and 3rd place in the National VICA competition. He was hired right out of high school by Kruse Lumber Company to work as an architectural draftsman. In 1983, Steve returned to school and attended Rochester Vocational School. He graduated top of his class as a chemical laboratory technician. Steve was immediately hired by Rochester Materials Company to work as their product & quality control and safety inspector. In 1987, Steve became an employee of the City of Rochester, Department of Public Works. There he worked in permits and survey & construction inspection on bridges and roads, a job he dearly loved and held until he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 52.

Steve married the love of his life, Brenda Kirchner, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN on September 22, 1979. They had three beautiful children, Jessica, Aaron, and Victoria (Tori).  Steve was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Family meant the world to Steve and he loved helping his kids with special projects, attending archery shoots and camping together, or taking family vacations.

Steve’s faith was important to him and he always had a fruitful ambition to serve others. He worked as the Sunday School superintendent at Bethel Lutheran Church for years. Steven and Brenda felt a calling to help establish a new Lutheran church in Eyota. Steve and Brenda became charter members of the church and Steve devoted much of his time, serving as a council member, a member of their finance team, and a member of the properties committee.

Steve had many hobbies. He loved to bowl, compete in archery shoots, gun and archery hunt, fish Minnesota lakes and streams, ride motorcycle, and work on projects in his garage. Steve had a big heart and loved making others feel comfortable and happy. He will be remembered for his genuine kindness and big smile.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff from Season’s Hospice; Laura Miller and Barb Kirchner, his special caregivers; and Dave Lucas, his long-time friend and co-worker, who frequently picked him up and took him for coffee or out on long rides.

Steven is survived by his wife, Brenda; his three children, Jessica (Eric Huey) Szuberski of Rochester, Aaron (Angelina Keisla) Szuberski of Rush City, and Tori (Adam) Kinsley of Stewartville; his three grandsons, Araylius, Archer, and Maddox; his two brothers, Michael (Denette) Szuberski of Byron, and Mark (Stacey) Szuberski of Rochester; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Phyllis Kirchner of Rochester; two sisters-in-law, Barb Kirchner of Rochester, and Deanna Szuberski of Claremont; two brothers-in-law, Greg (Rita) Kirchner of Elgin, and Nick Kirchner of Duluth. Steven is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Joan Szuberski; his infant twin sisters, Cynthia and Christina Szuberski; and his brother, Scott Szuberski.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15th at Peace Lutheran Church in Eyota, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. A reception will follow the funeral service and internment in Elgin Cemetery will follow the reception.

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Brenda and family,


It has been quite awhile since we have crossed paths from our days at Bethel. I was shocked when I saw Steve in the Obituaries.  


Lean on your family and friends and Know God is with you and may you feel comfort knowing Steve is at peace. 


Please know we are adding you to our prayers and sending hugs.


Kristie & Eldon Anderson

Dear Szuberski family,


My sincerest apologies for your loss.  I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


It has been many years since I have seen any of you.  I went to school with Aaron, Tori, and Jessica at Lincoln at Mann.  I remember many times coming to your home on 15th and 3rd NE and always being welcomed by Steve.  I still think about the flag pole missing from the front of the house when I drive past.


I understand that Steve had some health challenges.  I hope you are all able to find peace during this difficult time.

Dear Brenda & Family,


Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this tough time of loss. I know the past few years have been very challenging, but now may God give you peace and rest knowing that Steve is there with Him and doing well again. We are so glad we had a chance to spend some time together last Aug. at the reunion!


May you be comforted by your family and friends over the coming days and lean on them & Him to give you strength to all move forward together. Remember the good times shared, smile and feel Blessed to have shared so much life with Steve. We all are better people for having shared our lives with him!


Love,


Darrel & Denise Christenson


Phoenix, AZ

Brenda - 


I'm very sorry to hear the news.  My name is Terry Golob.  I graduated with you and Steve, Mayo HS, 1977. Have been at Boeing in CA since 1984 and unfortunately lost touch with many high school friends.  I remember Steve very well.  I remember both of you very well.  You were both very nice people.   I think I was in an architecture class with Steve, either at Central or at Mayo. 


I'm very shocked at the news.  Seems too young to have had this disease.  Very sorry.


Terry

he was a great person. You have gained a special guardian angel.

Steven,


We will miss your smile and your heart... but now, where you are, you are everything you used to be standing in the glory of God. May you be blessed for eternity dearest friend. And may the Love of God hold safe your devoted wife, Brenda, your children -- and all of your family and friends who love you the rest of their days.


Carol and Henry

Brenda, Mike, &  Mark


We are sad to hear the news of Steve's passing.  Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers . We hope that you have many wonderful memories to help ease the sadness of the days ahead.  I believe God has a very special plan for those he calls too soon.


Our deep sympathy.


Love,


Lory & Mark 

We send our deepest sympathies to the whole family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.