Steven George Barstow, 95, of Menominee, Mich. passed away at home on Thursday, February 27, 2014. He was born in Menominee, Mich. on March 21, 1918, the son of the late George and Bessie (Woesner) Barstow.
Steve graduated from Menominee High School class of 1936. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1941. He married the former Virginia Hansen on July 4, 1943. She preceded him in death on March 30, 1997. Steve 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, Steve attended Northwestern University Law School and graduated 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.
Steven 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.
Steven is survived by his son, Judge Jeffrey (Ann) Barstow of Menominee, Mich.; two daughters: Rebecca (John) Bullard of Dallas, Texas and Shelley Barstow of Green Bay, Wis.; four grandchildren: Kristin (Brian) Gebauer, Megan Barstow, Kevin Barstow and Michael Bullard; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Steve was preceded in death by three sisters: Marian Longlais, Peggy Barstow and Charlotte Rettke.
Friends may call at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with Military Honors by the Military 20 Year Club. A private family service will follow with Rev. Scott Ehle officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in Steven's name.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that any expressions of sympathy and kindness be directed to The Menominee County Historical Society.