Mr. Stefan ‘Steve’ Kueller passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the age of 81 years. Steve is survived by his children, Sandra (Derrick), Carole, Steven, Eric and their families. His memory will be cherished by his sister, Rose Morfitt as well as his nieces and nephews in the Pomreinke family. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon; sister, Maria (Mary) Pomreinke and a brother, Michael. Steve was born in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1956. After working a short time in Ontario, he moved out west, settling in Maple Creek, SK. Steve retired with Sharon in Medicine Hat after working for Parks Canada in various locations throughout Alberta and BC. Steve was known for his tireless work ethic and skilled craftsmanship in addition to his generosity and sense of humour. He was a carpenter by trade but would tackle jobs involving other trades with equal confidence. His animated style while telling a story amused all that he shared them with. Steve recently spent lots of his time helping out at the Shell on Dunmore Road. He talked fondly of many of the staff members who welcomed him and embraced him as family. Special thanks to the friends who called 911, EMS who provided emergency response, MHRH Emergency Room staff and physicians for their valiant efforts and to the ICU Staff for their care and compassion. A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. with a time of fellowship following immediately thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Interment will take place in the Maple Creek Cemetery at a future date. Those wishing to remember Steve are encouraged to do so through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 340A Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5 or to the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Association of Medicine Hat, 201, 665 Kingsway Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2W8.
Those who were unable to attend Steve's service or watch the live stream broadcast, may use the link below to watch a recording of his Funeral Celebration.
Words cannot express the sorrow and pain felt for the loss of our beloved friend Steve. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was greatly loved, respected and admired. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to everyone in family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
A donation in his memory has been made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada on behalf of his children, Steve Kueller Jr., Sandra Parsons, Eric Kueller and Carole Kueller.
Rest In Peace Dad
My heart goes out to all who were lucky enough to have a close relationship to my grandfather.
I will always cherish pleasant memories of visiting him and Sharon in Lake Louise and Brisco.
I will remember Grandpa Steve as having such a strong, capable presence.
Whenever a job needed to be done, there he was with hammer in hand.
Rest In Peace Grandpa.
I Love you.
We feel so lucky to have been able to call Steve a special friend. We have so many great memories of times spent with Steve and Sharon --- Their wedding, retirement, building the house in Brisco, the many parties, bonfires, casino trips, special occasions and work experiences that we shared.
In the last couple of years we could not get together as often but his "newsy" phone calls kept us informed and entertained especially on how special his friends at the "shell" had become to him and how well they and his niece, Susan, looked after him.
We will miss Steve but it helps to know that he is together with Sharon and his friends and family that passed before him..
Our thoughts are with his family
I'm sending warm hugs, lots of love and my heartfelt condolence to my beautiful auntie Rose. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn your brother. I miss him so much and I miss you too.
My deepest sympathies go out to the Pomreinke family. The loss of a wonderful uncle is very sad and he loved you all very much. Thank you for being there for him.
I Love you dad. I miss you and have for a long time. It was difficult living so far apart from each other and even harder to not being able to afford to visit you more often. The times we spent together I will treasure. You always made me feel loved and cared for, you made me laugh in that quirky way and I always felt safe and happy with you. I was looking forward to seeing you this summer, you had stories to tell me and agreed to share our family history more. Me and my siblings will go visit you in Maplecreek and pay our respects and then we can have our special talk at that time. I love Your zest for life and sense of adventure, you gave me the heart to travel and treat people and belongings with respect. Thanks for teaching me to work hard, always be thankful and not let my illnesses slow me down. I miss your beautiful smile and kind eyes. I would love it when you brought us kids to amazing places , it was fun meeting y family members and your many friends. I enjoyed when you brought me to work. I'm so proud of the wonderful carpentry skills you have. I believe you could fix anything. It was sweet of you building the pool for my kids, surprising me with a picnic table you made in no time at all. I was in awe of you and am thankful for the opportunity to visit you when I could. Some of my fondest memories were when we'd go in the travel camper exploring Canada. Picking cherries all together was so much fun. We had great times in Lake Louise and I especially felt peaceful and content in your chalet atop the mountain in Bristol. You gave me the love for saunas, wild life, great food and drink. I will make the borscht you taught me to feel closer to you. I am grateful to have had you walk me down the aisle, paying for my wedding and respect your advice you gave me. I appreciate that you dad and hope you know that you meant so much to me. I will always be thankful for the blessings in my life and will strive to model the values and wisdom you have taught me. You will always be close to my heart. I look forward to going to Maple creek and being with your loved ones who I appreciate you had in your life. Peace and love father
The Celebration of my Dad's life was very touching. I'm glad he brought so much happiness in all our lives. I would like to thank Gerry for the nice things he said. The service was lovely. I also appreciate his friends at the Shell sharing their personal experiences with him. I'm especially grateful to Susan who brought my dad's spirit to life. I'm so happy he had you looking out for him and making him happy and proud. Your beautiful speech made me laugh and cry, it was so heartfelt. I'm so sorry for your painful loss and may God bless you and give you solace during your time of sorrow. I will never forget the sweet sentiments you spoke of . Knowing he is with his beloved Sharon will give us peace of mind. Hugs