James H. Steward, age 83, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at his home following a sudden illness.
         Services will be at the Peace United Methodist Church, Morristown, on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Elden Eklund, officiating.  Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale.
         Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
         James H., the son of Charles and Gladys (Prehn) Steward was born on July 7, 1926 in Austin.  He graduated from Austin High School and served in the U. S. Navy.   He married Marlys Mogen on July 2, 1950 in Hayfield. He farmed on the family farm, worked at the creamery and owned the Gambles Hardware Store all in Brownsdale before moving to Faribault.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Nutting Truck and Caster Company, Montgomery Wards, Schreyer Motors and Matejcek Implement Co. all of Faribault.  During his later working years and retirement he operated Jimís Sharp All.
         He is survived by his wife, Marlys; two children, Gary (and Judy) Steward and Sara (and Patrick) Morris all of Faribault; five grandchildren, Angie (and Mike) Larson, Chris Schroeder, Geoff (and Sarah) Steward, Rebecca (and Josh) Gordon and Luke Morris;  two step-grandchildren, Chad Casper and Becky Casper; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Shirley of Traverse City, MI; a sister in law, Deloris Steward; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
         He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Clay M. Steward in 1988; one brother, Maurice Steward and one brother in law, Leo Shirley.

Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Rick, Lisa and Jacob Karsten
Wednesday July 08, 2009


Jim was a dear man and we enjoyed all of our visits on holidays and especially the picnic at our home last Sunday. We will miss his laugh, his jokes and the way he and Rick would tease back and forth about all the "women's work" Rick made a point of doing while Jim was visiting. All our love goes out to you Marlys. You are a dear, sweet lady and we will be there for you, only a phone call and a few miles away.