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Stephen C. Kouba

June 30, 1951 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Stephen C.  Kouba, 72, of Eau Claire, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2023 at Amber’s Nature View in Eau Claire.

Stephen was born on June 30, 1951 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Clarence and Helen (Dupey) Kouba. He attended Chippewa Senior High School in Chippewa Falls and Chippewa Valley Technical College.

He worked many years at Career Development Center and at Old Country Buffet in Eau Claire. Steve always enjoyed working at the Old Country Buffet.

Steve was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church for many years.  Steve enjoyed cooking, reading, decorating and riding his bicycle. He enjoyed riding around town and rode on the bike trails.  One of Steve’s passions was watching the Packers play and collecting Packer memorabilia.  When Steve greeted someone it was always with a big, generous smile and a friendly hello.

Steve is survived by one sister, JoAnn (Michael) Russell of Eau Claire; and two brothers, Mark (Patricia) Kouba of Elk Mound, and Larry (Pamela) Kouba of Princeton, TX; one uncle, David (Janice) Dupey of Exeland, WI; one aunt, Connie Rose of Eau Claire and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and other relatives and friends.

Our family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the wonderful friends, co-workers, and so many support staff who helped Steve to live a fulfilling life that he so deserved.   He was truly blessed with the compassion and generosity of so many.

Steve’s last months were spent at Amber’s Nature View in Eau Claire. A big “Thank You” to the staff for the loving care and compassion shown to Steve.  In the final stages of Steve’s life, Mayo Hospice provided comfort and care along with support to his caretakers and family. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls.  Rev.  Brandon Guenther, will be celebrant of the funeral Mass.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Chippewa Falls after the Mass.

Friends and family are welcome for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.


Funeral services for Stephen C. Kouba were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.

Rev. Brandon Guenther was celebrant of the funeral Mass and officiated at the prayers of interment in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

Music during the Mass was provided by Judy Brist.

Casket bearers were Tom Austin, Don Gindt, Kyle Korenuk, Jacob and Scott Russell and Mark Stuttgen.

Prior to Mass, a eulogy was given by his brother, Larry Kouba.


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July 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Ghost Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)

Funeral Mass
July 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Ghost Catholic Church (Chippewa Falls)


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