VisitationA benefit planned has now turned into a Celebration Of Life immediately following the service at 3:30.
Funeral ServicesA brief memorial service for Steve will be 3pm Saturday October 14th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Richmond
Steve Kromer age 59 of Glenwood City, formerly of Hudson died peacefully Wednesday October 11th at his residence surrounded by his loving family following a brief, hard fought battle with cancer.
Steve was born on August 10th 1958 in St. Paul Minnesota, the son of Thomas and Janet (Hansen) Kromer. He attended EP Rock Elementary and Hudson High School. On September 2, 1988 he was united in marriage to Linda Marie Kearns in Hudson. This union would be blessed with two children, Rozalyn and Shane. Steve was both gifted with his hands and ability to create things. He served as the lead service technician for 30 years for Mantyla Well Drilling and most recently for Mike Langer construction.
First and foremost, Steve cherished and adored his family. Nothing gave him more smiles than being surrounded by those he loved, whether family or friends. His hunting trips with the guys at their cabin in Trego were most memorable. He enjoyed fishing with his buddies John Loughney ‘Dirt’, Keith Hussey ‘Milt’, and Jim Dilts ‘Evil’ for anything that was willing to bite a hook. But Steve also appreciated the little things in life, like the beauty of a sunset with Linda on their back sixty acres. Steve saw the potential in everything and being a carpenter, he enjoyed repurposing things from old barn wood for the cabin or house. He enjoyed supporting Linda and Rozalyn in raising horses and was always ready to fend off the Packer fans to a Viking victory.
Steve will forever live on in the hearts of his wonderful wife Linda, beautiful children Rozalyn Kromer (Taylor Manor) of Woodville, Shane Kromer (Kyimeny Korn) of Amery; mother Janet, siblings Diane (Steve) Kinney, Tom (Barb) Kromer, Deb (James) Piersiak, Dave (Colleen) Kromer, John (Jamie) Kromer, Joe Kromer, Ken (Julie Braun) Kromer; parents-in-law Leon and Arlette ‘Allie’ Kearns, brothers/sisters-in-law Cindy (Dennis) Severson, Richard Kearns, Gina (Mark) Walters and many nieces, nephews, and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his father Tom, sister Patti, brothers Scott, Chuckie, and brother-in-law Michael Kearns
A brief memorial service for Steve will be 3pm Saturday October 14th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Richmond. A benefit planned has now turned into a Celebration Of Life immediately following the service at 3:30. Memorials are preferred. Cremation services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes and Countryside Crematory.