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Steven Bistodeau Steven Todd Bistodeau was born on April 26, 1951 in Minneapolis to Victor and Grace (Nordrum) Bistodeau, the third of seven children. He passed away suddenly at his home in rural Sunrise, on August 2, 2013, at the age of 62.
Steven lived in Brooklyn Center until the age of nine when his father died and his mother moved the family to North Branch. He attended school and graduated from North Branch High School in 1969. He drove truck over the road for several years and covered a lot of territory from Maine to Washington State. In 1974 he began doing carpenter work with his brother, Doug. In 1975 he met the love of his life, Cheryl. They were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch on March 10, 1979 and shortly after they moved to rural Sunrise Township where they have lived ever since. Steven started working at Jae’s Precast (now Royal Concrete) in 1983. In 1991 he started working for his brother, John repairing and selling new radiators. In 1996 he and Cheryl bought the business and he found his niche in life.
He thoroughly enjoyed being a business owner and he was one of the best at his profession. In 1982 he took instruction in confirmation classes with his stepdaughter Suzie and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund with Suzie at his side, something he took great pride in. Steven is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Vince Hokanson and brother John Bistodeau, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; step children, Suzanne and husband Lane Hischer, David and wife Rhiannon Hals and Michael and wife Amanda Hals; six grandchildren, Mary, Grace and Carrie Hischer, Nathan and Michael Hals and Zane Hals; five brothers and sisters, Douglas and wife Dayle Bistodeau, Vickie Labelle, Susan and husband Dennis Lockwood, Holly and husband Timothy Fairbanks and Jeff and wife Kelly Bistodeau; sister in law, Suzanne Bistadeau; stepbrother Wayne and wife Natalie Hokanson; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He greatly loved each and every one of them.
Funeral services were Tuesday, August 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch with Rev. Michael Jacobson officiating. Music was provided by Deb Aulich as organist and Jon Ekstrom serving as soloist. Visitation was held on Monday, August 5. Family interment took place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at North Branch. Serving as casket bearers were Chad Bistodeau, Brandon Bistodeau, Eric Bistodeau, Jay Bistodeau, Paul Hesse and Roy Hesse. Arrangements were under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences may be left at www.grand strandfh.com