Stephen "Steve" Paul Durovec, Jr.

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  • Name: Stephen "Steve" Paul Durovec Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 18, 1946
  • Date of Death: June 20, 2007 (60 years old)
  • Parents: Stephen and Stephanie Durovec, Sr.
  • High School and Class: 1965 - Toivola-Meadowlands High School, Meadowlands, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: DC 3 (Damage Controlman Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    In February, 1966, Steve joined the United States Navy and served until November, 1969.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Steve worked many years as the district manager for the Duluth News Tribune and also worked as circulation manager for the Grand Rapids Herald Review. He also worked for Electrolux for over twenty years.

    He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Steve's pride and joy were his grandsons.

    Steve was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

    He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his daughter, Becky (Randy Warren) Durovec; his son, Dale (Katie Cameron); three sisters, Mary (Elard) Wayne, Julie (Steve Hinnenkamp) Anderson, Roseann "Rose" (Leon) Wilson; two brothers, James "Jim" and Robert "Bob" (Patty); two grandchildren, Charlie Aiken and Cody Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Steve died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-19-1-0)

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