Earl Curtis StewartEarl Curtis Stewart, 71, of Duluth, much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, died in Duluth on Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 of lung cancer.
Earl Curtis Stewart, 71, of Duluth, much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, died in Duluth on Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 of lung cancer. He was born July 20, 1933 in Duluth to Earl Archibald Stewart and Dorothy Pearson (Dora Boden). He married Beverly Jean Weir (Wierzchowski) on Aug. 7, 1954 in Duluth. Earl and Beverly recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Earl is preceded in death by his parents; brother; and sister. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Earl J. (Julie) of Two Harbors, David C. (Cella) and Scott D. of Duluth, Corey A. (Maria) of Woodbridge, Vir.; daughter, Kirsten J. (Kevin) Smith of Chaska, Minn.; special nephews, John A. (Sarah) and Jim R. (Lynn) Grandson of Duluth; friend and brother-in-law, Daniel O. McCorison; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Earl was an original member of the Duluth Grain Trimmers Association and worked in the industry for 45 years. He also served in the Army National Guard for 10 years, retiring as Master Sergeant. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, card playing, cooking and summers at the lake. Earl will be remembered and was respected for his sharp wit, robust laugh, forthright nature and strong family loyalty. The family extends special thanks to the kind staff at St. Lukes Hospice of Duluth. FUNERAL SERVICE:1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 in St. Mary Star of the Sea, 325 E. 3rd Street, Duluth, with Msgr. Patrick McDowell officiating. Visitation 1 p.m. Spring burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.
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