Michael C. Stewart, 70, Pittsville, a former Almond area resident, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in the emergency room at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield following an accident from his deer stand while hunting.
There will be a time of sharing memories at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home in Pittsville.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com.
Mr. Stewart was born on Oct. 1, 1942, in Grand Rapids, a son of the late Charles and Katharine (Saren) Stewart. He attended Veedum School and Pittsville High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War from April 27, 1966, until his honorable discharge on April 27, 1972. He served aboard several ships, including the USS Vulcan before transferring to the “Conie,” the USS Constellation aircraft carrier. For his actions in saving the ship from damage off the coast of Vietnam, he was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation with Bronze Star.
In 1974, he began working for the state and in 1977 moved to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He was a power plant operator there until retiring in 2004.
He was married to Trudy Williams on Dec. 8, 1975, in Eva, Ala. An earlier marriage had ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Trudy; four children, Lorrie Navarro, Babcock, Michael T. (Renee) Stewart, Pittsville, Jon Hanvey, Green Bay, and Dallas Hanvey, New Lisbon; two brothers, Victor, Wisconsin Rapids, and Roger (Kay), Onalaska; and six grandchildren.