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Steven Douglas Waters

September 30, 1953 — December 26, 2017

Steven Waters of Rush City died very unexpectedly Tuesday (12/26/17) while driving his semi-truck near Northfield, MN at the age of 64.

Steven Douglas Waters was born September 30, 1953 to John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Banicki) Waters in Mankato, Minnesota.

Growing up Steve lived in Brooklyn Center. He was active in Babe Ruth Baseball League and was also involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts where his mom, Betty, was a den mother. Steve’s family moved to Pine City which is where he graduated from high school in 1972.

After high school, Steve moved to Winona and then went on to get his CDL. He started driving for Ellsworth with routes to New York City and then he went to work for Dart. On October 15, 1988, Steve married Joanne Waters and they lived in Rush City. Steve started working for Dallas Erickson, then Skip Meyer and most recently Ivy Farms; trading routes to Texas every week to routes to Wisconsin.

Steve loved truck life, driving truck and working on the truck kept him busy. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family, going camping and fishing on the Mississippi River. Steve loved to watch football and would often be in front of the television watching an old show, like an old western or MASH.

Every moment Steve spent with his granddaughters put a smile on his face. He was their “Buddy” who would play games, like Hide and Seek and Legos. Now he will go on as their guardian angel.

Steve, also known as “Elmer” in the trucking world is survived by his wife Jo Waters of Rush City; children: Chris Waters of Minneapolis, Elissa (Mo) Pourzandvakil of Coon Rapids, Shelby Waters of Rush City, Cody (Taylor) Waters of Coon Rapids; grandchildren: Steven Waters, Vanessa and Isabella Pourzandvakil; mother Betty Waters of Winona; siblings Cindy (Norm) Knight of NV, Robert (Erin) Waters of Rush City, Kevin (Mary) Waters of Shoreview, Mike (Dawn) Waters of South Dakota, Jason (Teri) Waters of WI; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Arlyce Perreault of Grand Rapids, MN, Lawrence and Rosemary Perreault, and Marlene and Jack Doenz all of Pine City, Ruth Washenbecker of Rock Creek, Gary and Kathy Perreault of Dallas, TX, Michael and Kathy Perreault of White Bear Lake, William “Jack” and Darcy Perreault of Dallas, TX, Dr. Roger and Linda Perreault, Dale and Jeanne Perreault, Jeanne and John Jacobson, Randy and Dr. Julie Perreault all of Rush City, Dick and Patty Perreault of Harris; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Steve was preceded in death by father John Waters; mother-in-law and father-in-law Rose and Louie Perreault; brother-in-law Gordy Perreault, sister-in-law Janyce (Bud) Olsen, brother-in-law Harold Waschenbecker.

Fr. Shane Wassinger will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Steve: 11:00 AM; Saturday (12/30/17) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rush City. A gathering of family and friends is planned for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:
Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel.
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com







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Saturday, December 30, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

415 W 5th St, Rush City, MN 55069

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

415 W 5th St, Rush City, MN 55069

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