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June 9, 1940 – Thursday, March 28, 2013

Service Information
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
6:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
one hour prior to service

Stephen L. Witherbee, age 72, of Buffalo and formerly of Brooklyn Center passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at his residence.
Steve fought his lung cancer with grace and dignity.

He was born on June 9, 1940 in Galesburg , IL the son of Lawrence Witherbee & Ferne (Morse) Duke.
On December 10, 1958, Stephen L. Witherbee & Diane Welch were joined in marriage in Burlington , Iowa . God blessed their marriage with three children, eight grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
Stephen was employed for twenty three years as a tool and die maker at Honeywell.
He enjoyed his grandchildren, sports, going to the cabin, “the dirt”, deer hunting and was very good at fixing things.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends!
Survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years: Diane; children: Jeff Witherbee (Sherrie) of Lengby , MN , Jill Scofield (Roger) of St. Michael and Julie (Mike) Kalkman of Emmetsburg, Iowa; grandchildren: Jake and Matt Witherbee and Megan Smith; Samantha Scofield and Emma Gordon; Sydney, Madeline and Maria Kalkman; three great granddaughters: Lilli, Jaelynn and Stevie Kay Gordon.
Preceded in death by his parents and sister Julie.
A Memorial Service for Stephen Witherbee will be held Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 PM with visitation beginning at 5:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.
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5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Alice Pemble Davis

    Diane – My condolences go out to you and your family. Little did I realize when I sang at your wedding on that December day, that you and Steve would experience 54 years of wonderful adventures and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Kim Conner Friedrich

    I am so sorry for your loss. The Witherbee family will be in my prayers. May God hold you close through this time.

  3. Sharon Thye

    Diane and family; Since losing Bill, I never know what to say at a time like this. Nothing seems appropriate so I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and am sad for your loss.

  4. Bob & Mary Smith Family

    Dear Diane & family,
    So sorry to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Hold on to the memories, those memories will become treasures.
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you and your family.

  5. Joni Cook

    Julie and family; I remember the time your dad took all those kids to Adventure Park….they stayed sooooo long. I could not believe how long he stayed there with all those screaming kids. What a wonderful man! I am blessed to have known him. God bless you and your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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