Saturday, December 4, 2021

Steven Rueben Kirsch, 64, Kasson

Steven Rueben Kirsch, 64, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, of complications following transplant surgery. During his life, Steve found his greatest joy spending time with family and friends, who enjoyed his quick wit and kind spirit. He faced life’s many challenges with courage, faith, and strength. 

Steve was born July 30, 1956, to Rueben and Lorraine (Olson) Kirsch and grew up in Two Harbors. He graduated from North Dakota State University and met his wife, Janelle, on the tri-college bus. The two married on September 12, 1981, and lived the past 30 years in Kasson.

Steve worked as a structural engineer for MnDOT in southeastern Minnesota. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, watching athletics, reading, and collecting trains. Among his recent projects was a bassinette stand for his grandchildren. 

Steve will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Janelle, and his children, Phillip (Emily) and Janae; his grandchildren, Eleanor and Theodore; his sisters, Peg (Dave), Beverly (Doug), and Karen (Tom); his brothers-in-law, Dave and Mark (Cathy); and his many nieces and nephews. 

Preceding Steve in death are his son, Nathan; parents, Rueben and Lorraine Kirsch; and parents-in-law, Richard and Janet Urdahl. 

Steve contributed to the community in a variety of ways, including regular blood donation. His family encourages loved ones to honor his memory by donating blood and designating themselves as organ donors. 

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Community Celebration Church, Kasson, with Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Inurnment was in Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield. 

To share a special memory or condolence please visit www.czaplewskifuneralhomes.com, Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 801 7th St SE Kasson, MN 55944 (507)634-6510.

Blessed be his memory.

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