Stewart, Norman D. 98

Norman Delbert Stewart
age 98, of Cokato passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at Lakeside Care Center in Dassel, Minnesota. Norman was born November 17, 1921 in Kerkhoven, Minnesota to James and Ruth (Nichols) Stewart. He spent his life as a farmer, first in Stanley, Wisconsin where he was united in marriage to Lucy Wiethoff on December 8, 1943 and later in Cokato, Minnesota.
While in school, Norman was a member of FFA, and later in Cokato a member of the Lions Club, Holiday Ramblers Club and an active member of the Methodist Church in Howard Lake until it closed. He was Cokato Co-op president in1970. He was forced from milking in 1988 when the barn burned, he then raised young stock for a short period of time. When his wife passed from the Lakeview Ranch in 2009 he was trained in as a volunteer at the home. In 2005, he was an honored guest at the Minnesota State Fair. Norman was a member of the Minnesota Gopher State Horseshoe Pitchers Association and in 2011 received the badge for Most Improved Sanctioned Horseshoe League Player.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Orville and sister in-law, Marion, sister June Hillmyer and brother in-law, Bud Hillmyer
Survived by his Son, Bob Stewart, Daughter, Ruth (Willard) Block, granddaughters, Michele (Shawn) McLane, Angie Fleece, Ronda Young, and Cassandra (Cory) Boe, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, nephews, Jim (Irene) Stewart, Monty (Lynn) Hillmyer, and Robin (Char) Hillmyer, great nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Dassel Covenant Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 17 from 5-7 PM and continue 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the Church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, Minnesota, www.swansonpeterson.com 320-286-2534