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John Stephen

February 18, 1938 — March 6, 2021

John Allen Stephen, 83 of Duluth, died on Saturday March 6, 2021 at the Solvay Hospice House.  He was born in Duluth on February 18, 1938 to Jack and Marie Stephen.  John was a member of the 148th Fighter Wing where he had worked as an aircraft mechanic and a radar technician, he also worked at the D.M. & I.R. as a mechanic in Duluth and Two Harbors.  He was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the Northwestern Gun Club, and founder of the Pie Club while working at the D.M. & I.R…  John loved to fish, hunt, ride atvs, snowmobiles, and motorcycles.  John was a sharpshooter with the 148th and enjoyed shooting and collecting guns.  He had enjoyed many trips up to Voyagers National Park, Lake Superior, and on the Mississippi River on his boat with his wife Carolyn and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Carolyn.

He is survived by his children Margaret (Michael) Nolan, Kathryn (Dale Jr.) Laman, and John (Lynne) Stephen, grandchildren Brittany, Stephanie, Emily, Kevin, Sarah, Matthew, Emma, Jack, Madelyn, and Max, and his sister Mary Jean (Thomas) Barratt.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 9, 2021 from 5PM to 7PM with a 6:30PM Rosary Recitation in Dougherty Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday March 10, 2021 from 10AM until the 11AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Johns Catholic Church.  4230 St. Johns Ave., Duluth, MN 55803.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home.  600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805.  218-727-3555.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Lake Superior Life Care Center, 4931 E. Superior St. Duluth, MN 55804.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dougherty Funeral Home

600 E 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55805

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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St. Johns Catholic Church


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