Steven M. Walsh, age 68, of Hastings, formerly of Alexandria, died unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
A private family service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2020, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Fr. Steven Binsfeld officiating. Steven's service will be live streamed from his obituary page on the funeral home’s website and broadcast live on 105.3 FM radio to cars parked in the funeral home parking lot. Full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, American Legion Post #87, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #936, Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #235, and the Marine Corps League Detachment #1409. Entombment will take place at St. Mary’s Mausoleum.
A public visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. All COVID-19 mandates will be honored, including the use of masks and social distancing.
Steven Mark was born to Mark and Barbara (Pauly) Walsh on November 8, 1951, in Alexandria. He grew up on the family farm East of Forada where he enjoyed gopher trapping with his brothers. He developed a love of motorcycles and a passion for wrestling. Steve graduated from Jefferson High School in 1970. He moved to the Twin Cities where he continued his education at Brown Institute pursing a Degree in Radio and TV Announcing. In June of 1971, Steve received an invitation from Uncle Sam to join the military. He completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Steve was also stationed in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey; Bien Hoa, Vietnam, and Ft. McPherson, Georgia. Following his honorable discharge, he moved to Williston, North Dakota where he worked at KSMD-TV. After spending two years in North Dakota, Steve returned to the Twin Cities to attend Northwestern Bible College in Roseville. Following graduation, he enjoyed spending the summer driving Greyhound bus across the United States for a gospel singing group. His favorite vacation that year was three days in Bermuda, a respite after so many hours on the road. He worked many jobs in broadcasting until in 1981, Steve took a television production course at Hennepin Technical Institute in Eden Prairie. Following completion of the course, Steve worked at the St. Paul Technical Institute as a media specialist. His job included meeting the audio-visual needs of the classroom and doing videotaping for promotion and instructional videos. Steve retired in 2005, after 20 years of service. He enjoyed photography and videography. Steve especially loved trains and traveled by Amtrak throughout the United States.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara in August 1999.
Steven is survived by his father, Mark (Corrine) Walsh of Alexandria; three brothers, Tim (Deb) Walsh of Greenville, South Carolina, Dave (Kim) Walsh of Alexandria, and Don (Laura) Walsh of Stillwater; two sisters, Susan Walsh of Alexandria and Annita (Jerry Rasmussen) Walsh of Custer, South Dakota; along with several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Don Walsh, David Walsh, Tim Walsh, Matt Walsh, Jerry Rasmussen, and Nate Milazzo.