Fred Clarence Stueve
WAMEGO – Fred Clarence Stueve, 88, of Wamego, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at Valley Vista Good Samaritan in Wamego, Kansas.
Fred was born July 29, 1924 on the family farm in rural Latimer, Kansas. He was the son of Henry and Martha (Brunswick) Stueve. Fred’s family moved to Junction City, Kansas in 1929 where he grew up and attended schools graduating from Junction City High School in 1943. After high school Fred was drafted into the United States Army on May 24, 1943. During World War II, Fred served in the 20th Armored Division, 412th AFA Bn, when his tank unit liberated Dachau. After the Army he returned to Junction City in 1946 where he attended Kansas State University for one semester, before accepting a position with the Kansas Power and Light Company at the Riverside Power Plant at Abilene in 1947. On May 11, 1950 Fred was united in marriage to Nadine Ruth Karman in rural Junction City, Kansas. She survives of their home in Wamego.
Fred worked for 30 years, at Riverside Power Plant, before moving to Wamego, Kansas after being transferred to Jeffrey Energy Center in 1977. He worked as an Electrical Maintenance Supervisor until his retirement in 1986.
Fred enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, attending Kansas State University sporting events and Ham Radio (K0TCS General Class). He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Wamego, VFW Post #1258, MAARS, the American Legion Post #172 and 20th AD Ass’n.
Fred is also survived by his four daughters: Susan Lunas and husband Les of Eugene, OR, Betty Schwoebel-Mills and husband Joe of Arlington, VA, Bonnie Kurka and husband Miro of Tulsa, OK and Nancy Dekat and husband Greg of Belvue, KS; seven grandchildren: Lara, Brit, Andrew, Michaela, Matt, Andrea and Ashley and three great-grandchildren: Brooke, Nautami and Rylar. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Walter and Gilbert Stueve and one sister: Esther Kennedy.
Funeral services for Mr. Stueve will be held at 10:00a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Wamego. Burial will follow at St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery (Clarks Creek) in rural Junction City, Kansas with full military honors. Fred will lie in-state beginning at 1:00p.m., Monday, at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, where a visitation will be held that evening from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church-Building Fund or to the American Legion Post #172 and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Online condolences may also be left at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com.