Steven Ducklow, age 74, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 surrounded by family at U of M Hospital, Minneapolis.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 2 starting a 1 p.m. To join the family and view the service via zoom, please contact Keehr Funeral Home for access to the zoom service. (715-778-5501)
Steven was born at home in Spring Valley, Wisconsin on February 11,1946. He was the 4th of six boys born to Alois and Betty (Van Nortwick) Ducklow.
Having an active childhood with his brothers and others, he often found himself in sticky situations, such as when he and his brothers got some brand new trikes. They immediately decided to take them for a ride down the church hill in Spring Valley. Starting at the top of church hill, going through the intersections, including Main Street, eventually ending up in someone’s yard. Needless to say, they never saw the trikes again.
Being a natural at athletics, he enjoyed playing many sports as well as watching them. Steve attended school at Spring Valley until his junior year. He finished at Elmwood High School, graduating with the Class of 1965. Upon graduation, Steve was drafted into the military. After boot camp, he was deployed to Vietnam. One day when he was going on leave, his camp was hit and a piece of shrapnel hit and wounded him. He spent 18 months in Denver, Colorado in the hospital.
When Steven came home to see his family in August 0f 1967, he met his lovely wife to be, Bonny Everson. After a two year courtship, they married on June 5, 1969. Shortly thereafter, their little family was started.
Steven worked for the City of Hudson on the Parks Crew. After spending 15 years living in Hudson, Steven, Bonny and girls moved to Emerald. While living in Emerald, Steven was very active around the home, using his skills in carpentry, cement work, and plumbing, making the house they bought into a lovely home.
On July 14, 1990 Steven dedicated his life and was baptized, along with his wife and two daughters, Jody and Sarah, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Steven loved spending time with his family, taking family trips. As he got older, he continued that passion with his wife and 2 grandson, Cody and Zack. He also loved fishing with his brothers and reminiscing about their childhood.
With always a smile on his face, he was kind to everyone he met. He always had a good story to tell you too!
Preceding him in death were his father; Alois Ducklow Sr and mother Betty Ducklow; brothers Alois Ducklow Jr and Gerald Ducklow.
Survivors include his wife Bonny of Amery; daughters Jody (Gene) Schlussler and Sarah Ducklow; his brothers: Richard (Shirley) Ducklow; Robert (Mary) Ducklow; Duane (Mary) Ducklow; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
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