Steven Scott Samuelson, 48, Monticello

Steven Scott Samuelson, age 48 of Monticello passed away on Friday June 15, 2012 at the New River Medical Center of Monticello as the result of an ATV accident. Visitation will be Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 449 West Broadway, Monticello. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Thursday. Funeral services will be Thursday June 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Sherri Sandoz officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

Steve was born on June 30,1963 in Duluth, Minn., to Walter and Patricia Samuelson. He grew up in Monticello and graduated from Monticello High School in 1982. He was employed at Bondhus Tool of Monticello for over 20 years. On June 26, 1982 he was united in marriage to Debra Klatt at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Monticello. The couple have made their home in Monticello their entire married lives.

Steve was an active member of the Monticello Fire Department from 1987 until retiring in 2007. He enjoyed camping, four wheeling and spending time with his family and three grand-daughters Kaylee, Kylie and Aubrey.

Steve is survived by his wife, Deb; three children Justin (Brianna), Josh (Krystle), and Heidi, all of Monticello; three granddaughters; brothers and sisters Fred (Deb) Samuelson of Oak Park, Deb (Raelee) Samuelson of Clear Lake, Brian (Carole) Samuelson of St. Michael, Missy (Troy) Williams of Babbitt, and Jamie (Danelle) Preusse of Monticello; father-in-law and mother-in-law Bob and Joan Klatt of Monticello; brother-in-law Mike (Theresa) Klatt of Big Lake; sister-in-law Shirley (David) Hayes of Monticello; and 14 nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his birth father Walter Samuelson; mother and father Patricia and James Preusse; an infant sister; and his grandparents.