By The Mercury

Maurice Victor Stuewe, 88, of Alma, died Saturday at the Alma Manor. He was a long-time resident of the community.

The family provided some of the following information.

Maurice was born on Nov. 23, 1925 in Alma, the son of Albert “A.E.” and Frieda Lutz Stuewe.

He attended local schools and graduated from Alma High School in 1943.

Maurice then enter the United State Army Air Corp and served during WWII for two-and-a-half years in the Continental U.S.

After his military service, Maurice attended and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

At K-State, he was the charter president for the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

For his entire career as an engineer, Maurice worked for City Services Oil Company at various locations in Oklahoma, Chicago, Indiana and overseas.

For nine years, he was in Argentina where he became plant manager over 1000 employees.

Then he worked in management at a company copper mining and smelting operation in Tennessee, and then back to corporate headquarters in the Mining and Mineral Group.

He retired in 1982.

Maurice returned to Alma after retirement and enjoyed many hours building his own home, gardening, tending his flower beds and shrubs, and canning large quantities of his own special horse radish.

He also involved himself in some local politics. Maurice was active in formation of the Rural Water District for the north side of Wabaunsee County.

He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church and served there in several elected or appointed positions.

Maurice is survived by five nieces and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Alfred Stuewe, Lois Eagleton, Norman Stuewe and Don Stuewe.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at St. John Lutheran Church in Alma.

Reverend Robert Grimm will be officiating. A private inurnment with military honors will be held prior to the service in the church cemetery.

The family will greet friends following the memorial service.

They suggest memorial contributions to the St. John Lutheran School, and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma.

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