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Mass of Christian Burial for Steve Nekowitsch, 72 year old Buffalo man who passed away quietly Saturday night at his home in Buffalo, surrounded by his family, will be celebrated Saturday, December 8th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A vigil service will be held and the Rosary recited on Friday at 7:30 from the catholic church. A private family interment will be held. A reception will follow the mass in the Catholic Hall. Donations in Steve’s memory may be made to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Adams Funeral Home.
Steven Joseph Nekowitsch was born on August 1st, 1940 in St. Paul, Minnesota to John and Lucille Nekowitsch. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Central Senior High School with the class of 1958. He was married on September 1st 1960 in St. Paul to Jean Cirhan and they made their home in and around St Paul. Steve lived his working life in Minnesota as a Journeyman Machinist and was a proud member of IAM local 459. Steve retired in 2001 and prompted by his love of the outdoors and the beauty of a small town, he and Jean took permanent residence at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in Buffalo. They continued living in Buffalo until the time of his death.
Steve was an avid shooter and became involved with the local gun club and served as their vice president. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His passions were hunting, fishing, the great outdoors and the love of his dogs.
He is survived by his wife Jean of Buffalo; two sons, Mark Nekowitsch and his wife Shelly of Chisago City, Minnesota and John Nekowitsch and his wife Vickie of Hugo, Minnesota; one daughter Terri Nekowitsch of Forest Lake, Minnesota; one brother Gene Nekowitsch and his wife Kathy of St. Paul; his mother Lucille Nekowitsch of St. Paul; six grandchildren, Crystal, Heidi, Brian, Jessica, Ben and Andrew and two nephews Allan and Darryl Nekowitsch. He was preceded in death by his Father