William Compton STIERWALD(1948 - 2014)

Age 65 ~ Died of accidental causes on February 28, 2014 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN surrounded by friends and family. Born August 5, 1948 in Hornell, NY to Rev. George C. (deceased) and Agnes (Compton) Stierwald. The family moved to St. Paul in 1959. Bill graduated from Breck School, Mpls, class of 1967 and served 4 years in the US Coast Guard on various ships including the Ice Breaker East Wind. His final duty was at Loran Station Nantucket Island, MA. He attended the University of Minnesota, was a local 132 Union construction worker and retired from the USPS after 15 years. It has been a comfort to hear what a loyal and helpful friend Bill was, often going the extra mile for others in need. He is survived by his mother, Agnes of Yardley, PA; his brother Jonathan W. of St Paul; sister Susan LaRosa (Dennis) of New Hope, PA; nephews Christopher of St Paul and Gregory of New Hope. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 pm on Friday, May 16 at St Clement's Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Ave, St Paul, MN. Interment will be earlier the same day at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls, MN. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Vail Place, 15 9th Ave S., Hopkins, MN 55343 (Attn: Greg) or at www.VailPlace.org


Published in Pioneer Press on May 11, 2014