Thomas C. Stevermer, 90
(Blue Earth) Thomas Charles Stevermer, age 90, of Blue Earth, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth at 11 a.m., with Fr. Brian Mulligan officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church in Blue Earth. Burial will be held in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Easton American Legion Post #569. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. Please visit bruss-heitner.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Tom was born April 16, 1929, a son and one of eight children born to William and Lucille (O’Rourke) Stevermer on the family farm in Easton. Tom attended country school and graduated from Delavan High School, the class of 1947. Tom attended the University of Minnesota Agriculture School and graduated with his Ag Degree. Tom served in the U. S. Army from 1953-1955 and upon his Honorable discharge from the Army, he came back to the family farm and operated it until his retirement in 1994. Since farmers never really retire, Tom enjoyed helping his brothers and nephews in their farming operations. In his younger years, Tom enjoyed fox and deer hunting and through the years he loved watching and being active in all of his nieces and nephew’s activities. He loved to travel and made 10 trips to Hawaii through the years. He earned an award for 50 years spent at the Minnesota State Fair working admissions. Tom was an avid Minnesota Twins and Viking fan, enjoyed a good card game and playing Bingo. Tom was a member and past Commander of the Easton American Legion Post # 569, and also a member of the Albert Lea Elks Lodge. Tom was active with the American Legion Boys State Convention at the State Capitol, driving them and ensuring that local young men had a positive experience with how government works.
Tom was a faithful member of OLMC Catholic Church in Easton, and when he moved to Blue Earth, transferred his membership to St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He is beloved by his family and every family should be blessed to have an “Uncle Tom.”
Tom is survived by his siblings, Dr. Emmet (wife Mary), of Ames, Iowa; Sister Mary Owen, of Mankato; Irene Mikkalson, of Burnsville, Alice (Lawrence) Killion, of Mankato; sisters-in-law, Margaret Stevermer, of Easton, Cathy Stevermer, of Blue Earth; along with many nieces, nephews and their families, and a host of cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ray and William Stevermer; infant brother, Paul; and brother-in-law, Gerald Mikkalson.