Stephen Bruce Maxwell


August 28, 1943 - August 16, 2021 

Stephen Bruce Maxwell, 77, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away August 16,2021, at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D.

Stephen was born on August 28, 1943, to William and Maxine Maxwell in San Diego, Cali. After graduating from Bishop O’Dowd High School in June 1961, he went on to study at the University of San Francisco. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from June 1964 to June 1968. Stephen  attended Chabot College in San Leandro, Cali. and transferred to Chico State where he graduated.

He worked for Hewlett Packard Medical and then for 34 years was an electrical engineer as a contractor for the U.S.  Air Force in Sacramento, Cali. and Layton, Utah, where he  retired.

Stephen was predeceased by his father, William Maxwell; mother, Maxine Brandt Maxwell; grandparents, Ralph and  Barbara Brandt; aunt, Rita Brandt and previous wife, Barbara Maxwell.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Marilyn Seramur Maxwell, his high school sweetheart; brother, Ralph Maxwell; his children, Robin Groen and son-in-law John; Maxine Kite and son-in-law Sean; Stephen Maxwell Jr., and daughter-in-law,      Amber; Carey Jenkins and son-in-law Gary; grandchildren, a great grandchild and nieces and nephews. 

Visitation and Christian Funeral Vigil was held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont, S.D. 

Christian Funeral Mass  was held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont. 

Christian Funeral Committal will be held at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis, S.D., with full military honors.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

Fall River County Herald Star

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