Albert G. Stee, 96, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in the Deuel County Good Samaritan Center in Clear Lake.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday in the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake. Burial is in the Lakeview Cemetery in Clear Lake. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, Clear Lake. The Houseman Funeral Home in Clear Lake is entrusted with the arrangements.
Albert G. Stee was born Sept. 8, 1916, the eldest of 10 children, to Hans and Eunice (Harriot) Stee on a farm near Florence. He was baptized and confirmed at the Helgen Evangelical Lutheran Church and attended the Dexter School. At the age of 15, Albert began working for area farmers. In 1937, he moved to Clear Lake, where he worked for Halse’s Dairy where he produced, processed and delivered bottled milk door to door by horse and milk wagon.
On Sept. 16, 1939, Albert married Lois Schleuter at the Baptist parsonage in Clear Lake. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed in Deuel County, where they raised their family. In 1979, they retired from farming and moved into Clear Lake. On March 7, 2012, Albert joined Lois in residing at the Deuel County Good Samaritan Center.
Albert was a member of the Congregational Church in Clear Lake, where he served on the church board as deacon and trustee. He served on many boards and clubs including: Hidewood and Clear Lake Township board member, Deuel County Lions Club, Brookings-Deuel Rural Water Charter member, Deuel Telephone Coop Charter member, Weed Board supervisor, School board, Economic Development Corp, Deuel County Farm Mutual Insurance Co. director and Deuel County Hidewood Local Farmers Union No. 996.
Albert enjoyed playing cards, dancing, entertaining and going to the C-store for coffee. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Lois Stee of Clear Lake; three children, Phyllis (Hank) Niemann of Clear Lake, Joan (Ronald) Meyer of Revillo and Ron (Rose) Stee of Brookings; nine grandchildren five step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Donahue of Apollo, Pa., Ruby (Bill) Pimental of Clear Lake and Florence Rodeman of Bellingham, Wash.; sister-in-law, Donna (Bob) Albers of Watertown; brother-in-law Loren (Marj) Schleuter of Estelline and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his four brothers; two sisters; son-in-law Larry Krause and grandson, Doug Niemann.