Stephen C. Ganshert, 71
Dec. 29, 1942 - April 30, 2014
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Stephen Ganshert, 71, of Sartell who passed away on April 30, 2014. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be at the church from 5:30 - 8:00 PM on Friday, May 2nd as well as one hour prior to services on Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Steve was born in Freeport, Illinois to Carl and Phyllis Ganshert. He graduated from Aquin High School in 1960 and the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1965. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda May, in 1965. After serving as a captain in the US Army in Vietnam, Steve and Linda moved around the country as he directed logistics for a variety of companies. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, playing cards, and writing his humorous blog. He was a member of Toastmasters, MENSA, and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He could always be counted on when someone needed to smile or laugh.
Steve is survived by his wife of 48 years, who loved him dearly. He is also survived by his children, who adored him, Amy Ganshert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Laurie Bell and her husband Dover, of Shalimar, Florida, and John Ganshert and his wife Christie of Greensboro, North Carolina. He had nine grandchildren; Nicholas Crooks and his wife Marsha, Benjamin Crooks, James Bell, Stephanie Bell, Christopher Crooks, Christine Bell, Matthew Bell, Stephen Ganshert, and Genevieve Ganshert. He had one great-grandchild, Aaron Crooks. He is also survived by his siblings Cynthia Burgett, Philip Ganshert, and Jay Ganshert.
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
1900 Veterans Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303
Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 2, 2014