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Kenneth H. Stueve

October 27, 1948 — January 26, 2023

Kenneth H. Stueve, age 74, of Sioux City, IA, passed away on January 26, 2023, following a brief illness.

A visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Kenneth was born on October 27, 1948, to Harold and Agnes Stueve in Council Bluffs, IA. He attended Logan, IA Country School through 8th grade and graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1966. He went on to attend Wayne State College, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Education in 1970 with an emphasis in chemistry and physics and a minor in mathematics. The following day he began a 39-year career teaching in various science areas and coaching cross country, girls’ basketball, and girls’ track in the Sioux City Community School District. Kenneth received his Master of Arts in Teaching in 1991.

On April 25, 1970, Kenneth was united in marriage with Catherine Williams in Sioux City. They were blessed with three children, Michelle, Matthew, and Kelli.

They welcomed a bonus daughter into their family from 1996-1998, Sheetal Ratna from Kenya, and in 2018 adopted Sam, a loving Goldendoodle from Noah’s Hope Animal Rescue.

During his long teaching career, Stueve was recognized for excellence on many levels including Northwest Iowa Cross Country Coach of the Year, 1990 IBM Teacher of the Year, and 1991 Morningside College Distinguished Educator.

In addition to his public school teaching, he served on various district curriculum committees and taught classes at Western Hills Area Education Agency and Morningside College. Upon retirement from the School District, he went on to assume an adjunct teaching position at Morningside College which he held for many years.

One of the greatest loves of Kenneth’s life outside of education and his family was music. He began playing in his brother’s dance band at a young age and in recent years played in various praise bands at a number of local churches.

Kenneth was a nearly 40-year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he was an elder, member of the choir, youth group leader, and active volunteer in many other areas.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother, Ernest.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; his three children, daughter, Michelle Stueve Kates; son, Matt (Sara) Stueve; and daughter, Kelli Stueve; three grandchildren, Tyler Stueve, Alex Stueve, and Keisha Flemister; two great granddaughters, Londyn and Gemma; and his loving, canine companion, Sam.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be given to Noah’s Hope Animal Rescue, the Westminster Food Pantry, and a memorial to be determined at East High School.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Time Of Sharing

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Memorial Service

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2915 Glenn Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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