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Steven George Barstow
Steven George Barstow, 95, of Menominee, Mich. passed away at home on Thursday, Feb. 27. He was born in Menominee, Mich. on March 21, 1918, the son of the late George and Bessie (Woesner) Barstow. He graduated from Menominee High School class of 1936 and attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1941. He married the former Virginia Hansen on July 4, 1943 and she preceded him in death on March 30, 1997.
He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp. during WWII and was honorably discharged with a rank of Captain in January, 1946. After his military duty, he attended Northwestern University Law School, graduating in 1948. He practiced law with his father, George until he passed away in 1960. He later became associated with L. Grant Selsor and his son, Jeff.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Menominee, Riverside Country Club, and the American Legion Post 146. Throughout his life he was very active in the community serving on several community boards including the board of directors of the DAR Boys and Girls Club, Spies Public Library Foundation, Blesch Foundation, Santa's Helpers, Community Chest (Forerunner of United Way), and the original member of the Police and Fireman's Retirement Board.
Survivors include a son, Judge Jeffrey (Ann) Barstow of Menominee, Mich; two daughters, Rebecca (John) Bullard of Dallas, Tex. and Shelley Barstow of Green Bay; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marian Longlais, Peggy Barstow and Charlotte Rettke.
Friends called at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, March 2 from 2-4pm. A private family service followed with Rev. Scott Ehle officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in his name. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that any expressions of sympathy and kindness be directed to The Menominee County Historical Society.
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