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Hubert "Hip" James Stein

December 29, 1932 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 85)
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Hubert “Hip” James Stein, 85

Beloved husband, father grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Hubert “Hip” James Stein, 85, of Post Falls, Idaho (formerly of the Silver Valley), passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 24, 2018 at his home of Post Falls.  He was born December 29, 1932 at the family home on Kellogg Avenue of Kellogg; Hip was the son of Edward P. And Valerine (Zoellner) Stein.

Hip attended and graduated from the Kellogg High School in 1951.  He then attended the University of Idaho serving in the ROTC and graduated with a bachelors degree in business.  Hip served in the U.S. Army stationed at the Nevada Atomic Test Site from May of 1957 through January of 1959.

Hip married Becky Erickson on June 18, 1966 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Wallace.

Hip was co-owner and operator of Steins Brothers IGA from 1959 until his retirement in 1997.

Hip was a member of the St. Rita’s Catholic Church of Kellogg, St. George’s Roman Catholic Church of Post Falls, a member of the Knights of Columbus third and fourth degree, the Wallace Elks Lodge #331, the Osburn Lions Club, the American Legion Gus Zoellner Post #36, a committee member of the Silver Valley Veterans Memorial Fund, a University of Idaho Vandal Booster, a member of the Idaho Retailers Association and in 1997 Hip received the Retailer Of The Year award.

Due to declining health, Hip and Becky moved to Garden Plaza of Post Falls in October of 2016.

Hip so loved and enjoyed his family, fishing, golfing, huckleberry picking and was an avid Gonzaga and Notre Dame fan.

Hip is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-one years Becky Stein of Post Falls; two children Edward P. and Lisa Stein of Eureka, Montana, Kristina and Saul Stone of Rathdrum, Idaho; four grandchildren Rebecca Stone, Shannon Stein, Kathryn Stein and Bradley Stein; two great-grandchildren Charlie and Annie Stone; one brother Alfred Stein of Silverton, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews.  Hip was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Charles, Gus, William, four sisters Monica, June, Gertrude and Edena.

Rosary Services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M., followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Rita’s Catholic Church of Kellogg with Father Jerome Montez serving as celebrant.  A reception/luncheon will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall following the Memorial Mass.  Hip loved bright colors and if you would wish, please wear bright clothing to services.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Silver Valley Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 428, Kellogg, Idaho 83837.

One may sign Hip’s online guest book at

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