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Neil A. Stueven, 81, passed away peacefully on Aug. 20, 2012. He was born Aug. 1, 1931 in Howard Lake, Minn., to Carl and Cora Stueven. A devoted husband and father, he loved gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing. After the Korean War, Neil graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1960 and a master's degree from South Dakota State University in 1968. In 1969, he moved his family to Las Cruces to work for the Agriculture Extension Service at New Mexico State University. He was the long-time radio voice of the extension service featuring farming and ranching news interviews and crop reports for much of the Southwest including Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Upon his retirement in 1990, he was finally able to enjoy RVing throughout most of North America with his beloved wife, Marge. From the Yucatan Peninsula to Alaska to Nova Scotia, they enjoyed all the beauty nature has to offer. Neil was preceded in death by his stepson Jere Thorne and his sister Irma Wiley. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, his stepdaughter Jean of Minneapolis, Minn.; his daughter Kathy of Rio Ranch, N.M.; his sons David of Albuquerque, N.M., Paul of Westminster, Colo., and Mark of Dublin, Ireland; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at New Mexico State University Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to . Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home and Getz Family Crematory corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM. 526-2419. To sign the local online guest book go to
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 25, 2012
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