Steven Dwain Vangsness

Steven Dwain Vangsness

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 26 Jul 2017 (aged 61)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 181805860 · View Source
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Steven Dwain Vangsness, 61, formerly of Adams, MN, passed away in Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, July 26 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Steve was born to Dwain and Beverly (Nelson) Vangsness on May 10, 1956 in Minneapolis, MN. The family moved to Adams, MN when Steve was 3 after his father accepted a position teaching agriculture. Steve attended Adams schools and was a member of the first graduating class at the newly consolidated Southland High School in 1974. He was active in sports, band and the FFA. Steve earned the FFA State Farmer award and won the hog judging contest at the National Barrow Show in Austin, MN. He was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church and an active member of the Luther League. Steve was also a member of 4-H, raising beef cattle and hogs for his projects.

After high school, Steve attended the University of Minnesota studying agricultural education. He then moved to Denver, CO where he owned a window washing business and met his future wife, June Schlater. They lived in the Denver area for many years and most recently spent time in Mexico enjoying the beautiful motorized sailboat he built from scratch. Steve and June became avid sailors and made many friends during their time on the boat.

Steve is survived by his wife, June, of Phoenix; his mother Beverly, of Adams, MN; brother, David (Julie) of Bloomington and sister, Karen Trom (Randy) of Kaukauna, WI. He is also survived by nieces Amanda Trom of Chicago and Rachel O'Leary (Ryan) of Green Bay, WI. He will also be missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Dwain.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Oct. 8 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams.

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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 26 Jul 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 181805860
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Steven Dwain Vangsness (10 May 1956–26 Jul 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 181805860, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .