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Steven Brian Nolte

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Service Details


Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 P.M.

*and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota




Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Dexter United Methodist Church
Dexter, Minnesota


Dexter Cemetery
At a later date


Steven Brian Nolte, age 66 of Dexter, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Steve was born on March 2, 1952 in Austin, Minnesota to Irvin and Jeanette (Dickens) Nolte. He was homeschooled until high school, graduating from Elkton High School in 1970. Steven grew up and lived in Dexter all his life. He met the love of his life Barb Grzanek on May 28, 1987, and then they later married on September 12, 1998 in Dexter. He worked 19 years at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. He, his father, and his three brothers all worked at IBM at the same time. Steve was always determined; he liked woodworking and would make plant stands for people. Steve and Barb would try travel once a year to Duluth for their anniversaries, where they loved watching the ships on Lake Superior. He was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, and fishing. Steve also went to many sports games in the area to watch his nieces and nephews. He filled his free time with cooking for people; one of his specialties was making a turkey on the grill. Steve was a lifelong member of the Dexter United Methodist Church. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Nolte of Dexter, Minnesota; sisters-in-law Georgie Nolte of Spring Valley, Minnesota, and Linda Nolte of Dexter, Minnesota; aunt Ione (Kenneth) Dippel of Austin, Minnesota; 7 nieces and nephews Gale, Amy, Brenda, Nancy, Jeff, Jennifer, and Chad. He was preceded in death by his parents Irvin and Jeanette Nolte, brothers Jim in 2010, Jerry in 2012, and Jon in 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Dexter United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Marburger officiating. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Dexter Cemetery at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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