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May 5, 1943 – January 12, 2023



Kay Elizabeth Stueve,  age 79, of Hanover passed away on  Thursday, January 12, 2023 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

She was born on May 5, 1943 in Minneapolis the daughter of Lloyd & Dorothy (Wagner) Kruse.

On August 20, 1966, Kay E. Kruse and Bernard E. Stueve were joined in holy marriage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia Heights.   God blessed their marriage with five children.

Kay enjoyed her family and having visitors.   She also was fond of crocheting and making Prayer shawls, baking and decorating cakes.

She was very generous toward others and was a champion for the under privileged or underdogs.  She was a faithful member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church-St. Walburga Campus.

Survived by loving husband: Bernie; children: Philip (Lois) Stueve, Aaron Stueve, David Stueve, Father Andrew Stueve and Amy (Mark) Ouellette; granddaughters: Samantha and Sydney; grandsons: Timothy, Brent and Brandon; siblings: John Kruse, Carol Kruse, Janet Johnson and Jim (Jody) Kruse; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Carol Kruse, Gil Dirkes, Fred (Carol) Stueve, Phyliss Godlewski, Jeanette “Nettie” Silvernail, Tom (Nancy) Stueve and Terry (Margie) Stueve; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her grandson Zachary Stueve, a daughter-in-law Laurie Stueve, her parents and by four siblings Pete, Connie, Jean and Alice.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 20th at 11:00 A.M. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church-St. Walburga Campus.  Father Andrew Stueve will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Walburga Cemetery in Fletcher, MN.

Visitation Thursday, January 19th AT THE CHURCH from 5-7 P.M.   Further visitation Friday morning, January 20th at the church one hour prior to Mass.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie and Bruce Lundquist

    Dear Bernie and family,

    There are no words to describe the magnitude of the loss our whole family feels with the passing of Kay. She had a heart bigger than the world, and was such a priceless gift from God to our family. Our kids, Christopher and Sarah always regarded her as their “very special” Grandma, and loved her so very very much!

    Despite how much we will miss her, we will carry her spirit and her immense love deep within all of our hearts forever. But we are so thankful to know that she is wrapped safely in the arms of Jesus now, where she has no more pain, and is happy, healthy and FREE! So we have to rejoice for her. We all look forward to being reunited with her one joyful day when we will see her again and can be together in Heaven forever!

  2. Dr. Tony L. Hill

    My condolences to Mr. Stueve and the family. I was one of Mr. Stueve’s students at Osseo Junior High School. Peace to her survivors and to her memory.

  3. Sharon Hedman

    Kay was so excited when my son (now Fr Paul Hedman) entered seminary. Bernie and Kay have been friends with Dad and now deceased mother for years. She was a good woman and I have fond memories of her.


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