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June 20, 1946 – Thursday, October 27, 2016

Service Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Monday, October 31, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Sunday, October 30, 2016
3:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Burley Dean Stevens, age 70 of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on June 20, 1946 in Buffalo, Minnesota, the son of Jack Charles and Gloria Wanda (Kitzman) Stevens.

On October 28, 1967, Burley Stevens and Janice Schumacher were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota by Pastor Berwald.

Burley was a pipe fitter in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a crane operator at Fabcon Precast for 35 years, and was a member of the IUOE Local 49. Burley enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, dancing, bowling, playing cards, and camping.

Burley is survived by his mother, Gloria Stevens; wife, Jan Stevens; children, Bradley (Bobbi VanMuyden) Stevens, Michael (Michele) Stevens; grandchildren, Brentley (girlfriend, Tyla) Stevens, Adam (Jessie) VanMuyden, Samantha VanMuyden, Brady Stevens, Joey Stevens, Danielle Stevens, Derek Stevens, Nicole Stevens, Delaney Stevens; great-grandchildren, Addelyn Stevens, Brantley Stevens; siblings, Dixie (DuWayne “Champ”) DeMarais; sister-in-law, Linda (Daniel) DeWitte; many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Stevens; brother, Craig “Tex” Stevens; and nephews, Ryan DeWitte and Daniel DeMarais.

Honorary casket bearers will be Bradley Stevens, Michael Stevens, and Burley’s grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Tim Bond, Scott Niesen, Jeff Niesen, Marvin Schumacher, Larry Donovan and Reed DeMarais.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 20, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Funeral services for Burley Stevens will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor Ryan Clark will officiate the service. Interment with Military Rites to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brenda Bittman

    Jan and family; I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you for peace at this time.

  2. Dyane Kyllonen

    Dixie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Buffalo Country Store

    Sorry for your loss. Burley will be deeply missed. He will forever be in our hearts here at the Buffalo Country Store. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Jan and family.

  4. Carol (Walhowe) Bitzer

    Janice and family; You have our deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    Carok and Dan Bitzer

  5. Rick Steineke

    So sorry for the Stevens family loss of Burley.

  6. Rick steinek

    The Stevens family has my deepest condolences for loss of Burley.

  7. wendy loun

    Each night we shed a silent tear,
    As we speak to you in prayer.
    To let you know we love you,
    And just how much we care.
    Take our million teardrops,
    Wrap them up in love,
    Then ask the wind to carry them,
    To you in heaven above.


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