Steven Sitter, age 62, of Ortonville, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Ortonville Area Health Services Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Rev. David Tonn will officiate the service and burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville.
The service will be livestreamed and recorded and will be available on the bottom of this page.
Steven Earl Sitter was born on November 10, 1958, in Ortonville, MN, to Earl and Delores (Camus) Sitter. He grew up in the Ortonville area and resided on his family farm his entire life. Steve attended school in Ortonville and graduated with the Class of 1977.
Steve was a lifelong farmer. Throughout his life he had many farming adventures including raising dairy and beef cattle and harvesting crops. Steve also worked many years at Bill’s Supervalu and Granite View Farms.
On September 5, 1987, Steve was united in marriage with Mary Hartman. Together, Steve and Mary raised five wonderful children: Kathryn, Natalie, Paul, Daniel, and James. Steve was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending as much time with his family as he could. Steve always said, “Spending time with his grandchildren was the best medicine…one that no doctor could prescribe.” Steve was a faithful, hardworking, family man that endured many health hardships, but was still the first person to offer assistance and support to others. Steve was willing to share his gifts, lend a helping hand, offer prayers, and always searched for an opportunity to ease someone else’s burden.
In Steve’s free time, he enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing. He loved to check on the crops and take therapeutic country drives with his dogs, Ace and Daisy.
Steve is survived by his wife, Mary of Ortonville, MN; children: Kathryn (Will) Melton of Ortonville, MN; Natalie Sitter of Seattle, WA; Paul (Aimee) Sitter of Odessa, MN; Daniel Sitter of Watertown, SD; and James Sitter of Ortonville, MN; grandchildren: Lucy Melton, Jude Melton, and Jackson Sitter; brother, Bruce Sitter of Ortonville, MN; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Earl and Delores Sitter; his grandparents; and many beloved aunts and uncles.