Obituary of Steven Thornburg Sherbanenko
Steven Thornburg Sherbanenko, age 30, passed away on April 28th, 2023. He was a beloved family member and loyal friend. Steven loved to travel the world, meet new people and live life to its fullest. He and his friends camped, fished, and traveled. Steven’s presence would brighten the room. Steven had a kind smile, hardy laugh and engaging personality.
With a passion for mathematics and science, Steven graduated with a Chemistry major from the U of M-TC and participated in advanced research projects to benefit the environment and make the world a safer place.
He was happy in his current position as a Senior Chemist at a large prestigious corporation.
He loved working with his current team and felt he found his professional ‘home’.
To meet his personal goals, Steven was pursuing an Engineering Masters Degree at UST in the evenings.
Steven enjoyed writing and won the Pioneer's “Once upon a Story” Contest for four years in a row. Steven loved nature, the outdoors, animals, and playing the harp.Steven participated in volunteer work for those in need.Steven had a bright mind, was a beloved son and family member. He will be missed.
Steven was preceded in death by his brother Alex Thornburg Sherbanenko and cousin Joseph Sherbanenko. Steven is survived by his parents, Angela Lynn Thornburg and Victor Sherbanenko, brother Sterling Britten Thornburg, Meagan Zak Thornburg (sister in law), Sterling Zak Thornburg (nephew), Holly Zak Thornburg, Lynn Beechler, Grandmother, Aunt Julie Wrase (Eric Netteberg), Uncle Alex Sherbanenko (Kathy), Aunt Mary Singer, Cousins William Sherbanenko, Max and Sofie Netteberg.
A funeral service will be held Monday, May 8th at 5:00 pm at the Willwerscheid Funeral Home West Heights Chapel. 235 Wentworth Ave W. West St. Paul. A visitation will be held one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food shelf.