S. Todd Pushing, DDS, age 73, of Alexandria and Madison, died peacefully, Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Memorial services are 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at First Congregational UCC in Alexandria with Rev. Scott Keehn and Rev. Mary Kay Sauter officiating. Music is provided by organist, Diane Alveshere and vocalist, Dick Hauck.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Stephen Todd Pushing was born September 13, 1942, in Olivia to Vernon and Gwen (Kundert) Pushing. Todd grew up in Olivia and graduated from Olivia High School. He attended Hamline University prior to the University of Minnesota, where he graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1967. Following his education, he worked as a dentist in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg in North Carolina for two years. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Minnesota and bought into a dental practice in Madison. He was united in marriage to Susan Meyer in 1967, and their marriage was blessed with two daughters. Todd's passion was dentistry, and what he found most rewarding about his career was helping people feel good about their smiles. He retired after 38 years of service at the Madison Dental Clinic. Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his significant other of 20 years, Barb. They enjoyed time on Lake Le Homme Dieu, and his farm south of Madison, concerts and theater. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, skiing and traveling around the world. He especially enjoyed driving, racing and caring for his Corvette and Porsche the past 40 years. He had a pilot's license and enjoyed flying for 15 years. He was a long-time member of the Madison Kiwanis Club, served on the founding board for Prairie Arts Center, and Board of Directors for the Hospital and Lutheran Home in Madison. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Madison and First Congregational UCC in Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Carole Burch.
Todd is survived by his significant other, Barb Brown of Alexandria; two daughters, Liz Pushing of Minneapolis and Rachel (Jason) Brostrom of Ashburnham, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Jayden and Ella; brother, Brent Pushing of Rapid City, South Dakota; brother-in-law, Steve Burch of California; two nieces; two nephews; along with Barb's children, Erin (Steve) Brown and Rebecca (Douglas) Parrell; and grandsons, Jackson, Emmerich and Theo.
The family prefers memorials to Madison Community Foundation or Child & Elder Sponsorship in India, managed by UCC Global Ministries.