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Services for Steve Giedt, 63, of Groton will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Groton. Rev. Craig Grams and Rev. Andrew Wolfgram will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Groton under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 4-6 with a 6 p.m. prayer service. Steve requested casual dress, with Purina attire, if possible.
Steve passed away September 25, 2018 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Steven Wayne was born on December 21, 1954 in Bowdle to Lester “Dick” and Joyce (Merkel) Giedt. In his early years, he was active in sports, including baseball, football, basketball and track. Steve was also involved in 4-H for nine years and crowned King of Edmunds County 4-H in 1973. He traveled across the state to horse shows before graduating and won the Round Robin Showmanship Award three years in a row. After graduating from Bowdle High School in 1973, Steve continued his education at Lake Area Technical School in Watertown. There he earned his Associate’s Degree in Ag Business in 1975.
Steve worked in Hatfield, Minnesota for Fruen Fertilizer as the Assistant Manager for several years. He moved to Groton in the fall of 1977, where he worked for Dr. Robert Snyder. He later purchased the Purina business from Doc Snyder and re-named it Professional Management Services. Steve was united in marriage with Lori Rudnick on July 25, 1981 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Groton. Together they were blessed with two children; Desiree and Heath.
Steve was community-minded, serving in Jaycees and the Kiwanis Club. He was also active on the Baseball Foundation and helped chair both the Groton Centennial and Quasi-Centennial Celebrations. He was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served in many capacities. Steve enjoyed hunting, bowling, golf and cooking/grilling.
Celebrating his life is his wife, Lori of Groton, his children, Desiree (Jeremy) Werner of Menlo Park, CA, Heath (Katelyn) Giedt of Aberdeen, grandchildren, Preslee and Emersyn, as well as a baby due in October, his mother, Joyce Giedt of Groton, and brother, Randy (Leigh Ann) Giedt of Madison, SD.
Preceding him in death was his father.
Casketbearers will be Roger Rix, Ike Kvasnicka, Jim Fetherhuff, Lars Hanson, Rob Wanous, Steve Schaller, Brad Larson, Brad Waage, Rod Hanson and Richard Kolker.
Memorials may be directed to SPURS, Groton Baseball Foundation or St. John’s Lutheran Pre-School.