HAYES - Steven D. "Stu" Studer, SFC U.S. Army Retired passed away peacefully at home, early Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, 2009, after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.
Stu served active duty for 24 years in the Transportation Corps aboard U.S. Army vessels traveling to ports throughout the world. Shortly after Stu's retirement in July 2005, he joined the civilian work force as a Marine Traffic Controller at Third Port, Fort Eustis, Va.
Stu was an avid outdoorsman and had a passion for hunting and fishing. He and his wife are members of the Hall and Associates Hunt Club, Gloucester.
He is survived by his best friend and wife, Caterina "Trina" Studer; daughter, Amanda Drake of Hayes, Va.; mother and stepfather, Joni and Mark Kuehnel of Burnsville, Minn.; father, Dennis Studer of Roseville, Minn.; sister and brother-in-law, Leslie and Clancy Barry of Hugo, Minn.; sister, Jennifer Studer-Baker of Danville, Calif.; brother, John Studer of Burnsville, Minn.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. There will be a Memorial Mass with Military Honors Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at 1 p.m. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Savage, Minn. Stu's final resting place will be his beloved "Up North" Minnesota. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.