Steve Heath

Steve Heath former mayor, dies at 67

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Gary W. Meyer

 

   Steve Heath, who as mayor in 1979 was the driving force behind Big Lake’s largest-ever public works project, died at his home Thursday morning from cancer and a deteriorating heart condition.
   He was 67. 
   He served several terms as councilman and two as major, concluding in 1983. During that time, he and the council drew together resources to secure federal and state funds amounting to nearly $3 million to finance a city-wide sanitary sewer system, and extension of water service to a goodly share of the community.
   It set the city, then 2,200,  on a course to grow to 10,000, which it is today.
   Heath was largely out of the political scene until in recent years, when he ran once for mayor. He also served an important role in a search committee on behalf of the local hospital district, interviewing prospective alignment programs, culminating in their affiliation with CentraCare, St. Cloud in 2012.
   Steve and his wife, Phyllis, who survives him,  have operated a commercial collection agency, Premium Credit Corp., in Brooklyn Park since 1995. He was a co-owner of Capital Commercial  Collection Resources for several years prior.
   A community celebration of his life will be held at the Carousell Works in Big Lake Sat., Nov. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. A full obituary will follow next week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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