Stockwell

Steven Oliver Stockwell 1963–2020 Owatonna—Steven Oliver Stockwell, 57, of Owatonna, died unexpectedly yet peacefully in his home on Friday, February 14, 2020. Steve was born in Owatonna, on January 20, 1963. He was preceded in death by parents Lawrence R. Stockwell and Beryl L. (Schuster) Stockwell. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann M. (Prohaski) Stockwell, devoted children Benjamin L. Stockwell, Amanda J. (Simonson) Stockwell, Hilary A. Stockwell, Todd A. Davis and granddaughters Ella Stockwell, Sophia Stockwell, Vivian Davis and Josephine Stockwell. Siblings Susan (Stockwell) Doty, Jane (Stockwell) Landon (and John Landon), Dean (and Jenna) Stockwell, Robert Stockwell and Michael (and Juanita) Stockwell. Steve graduated Owatonna High School, class of '81, where he met the love of his life, Ann Prohaski. They were born again in Christ and married at Calvary United Pentecostal Church on July 31, 1982. Where Steve served as secretary treasurer for a number of years. Steve got his start in construction as a young boy, working for his Grandfather's and Father's company. During the '80's recession, he took work for Omark Industries, and was there for five years, but continued construction picking up random jobs on the side. Soon, to his delight, he would be offered a full time position for Lysne Construction of Blooming Prairie. Within five years, he exacted his dream of owning and running his own companies; Majestic Oak Log Homes and Stockwell Construction Inc. which he partnered with his father. One project he was particularly proud of was contributing his labor to building the log home in the Mall of America to raise charitable funds for children's cancer research. After years of traveling and building log homes in the upper midwest, Steve was ready to work closer to home. He left the log home building business and trade to work with his brother in law Chris of SPC (Spatenka and Prohaski Construction). He spent some of the best years doing what he loved with people he thoroughly enjoyed working with. From there he took on more independent work, the most measurable of which was for Chad Lang and his family. He enjoyed spending his free time hunting, fishing, playing racquetball, golfing, reading, playing cards and watching old westerns. He always made time to help anyone in need or have a long conversation with any acquaintance he ran into. Most of all, Steve truly cherished his granddaughters and loved them with all his heart and more. He enjoyed playing games, crawling around on the floor and making up fun songs and silly phrases with each of them. Ella, Sophia, Vivian and Josephine were his everything and he would have done anything for them. Through all of his years of hard work, not a day passed by that he didn't find a way to put his family first and help his friends. By the time you met Steve, you were already his friend. Please join us, not only to mourn his passing, but celebrate his life at Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Owatonna on Friday Febraury 21, 2020, visitation from 9:00-10:30 am, followed by celebration of life service at 11:00 am with visiting Pastor Bruce Allen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Minnesota Pheasants Inc. or donor's choice.

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