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Steven Joseph MacDonald

June 30, 1986 December 12, 2006
Steven Joseph MacDonald
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Obituary for Steven Joseph MacDonald

Worthington, Minnesota      Steven Joseph MacDonald, 20, peacefully passed away in his sleep at his home in Worthington, Minnesota, on Wednesday, December 13, 2006.     Steven was born to Richard and Susan (Soock) MacDonald on June 30, 1986, in Tucson, Arizona, and spent his early life in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona.  He and his family moved to Holdrege, Nebraska, where he attended elementary school and participated in Scouting.  Later they moved to Marshall, Minnesota, where he attended middle school followed by two years of high school.  Steven attended the Marshall Evangelical Free Church and enjoyed many activities and trips with the youth group.     In 2003, Steven moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where he enrolled in Worthington High School.  Steven participated in the Student Volunteer Services by assisting students in the special education Phy Ed classes, performed in school talent shows, and attended several classes at Minnesota West before graduating from high school with honors in 2005.     Steven continued his education at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, where he majored in computer science and worked as a tutor for the computer science department.  Steven also became a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Certified Weather Spotter.     Steven attended Grace Community Church, where he participated in many youth activities, and played catcher on the church’s softball team.  He was a young man who was always praying and studying his Bible; very close to the Lord with a very sincere faith.     Steven led a full and busy life.  His interests included computers, Christian praise and worship music, writing, the weather, Star Trek, his collection of bears, and cooking.  He loved to walk, bicycle, and work out with weights.  Many of Steven’s favorite times were spent at Lost Timber Bible Camp near Chandler, Minnesota.     Steven will be greatly missed by his parents, Susan and Richard MacDonald; his brother, Philip MacDonald; his grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Soock; his step-mother, Anita MacDonald; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and by all who knew him.     Steven had more of an impact on other people than any of us could possibly have imagined.     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Grace Community Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Pastor Jeff Kroll and Pastor Phill Hall officiating.  Casket bearers will be Matt Teerink, Michael DeVries, Richard Kroll, Tim Kroll, Daniel Wilson, and Aaron Ahlquist.  Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.   Visitation will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, Minnesota, and on Tuesday, December 19, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Grace Community Church in Worthington, Minnesota.

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