Stan Eaton memorial plaque moved

The memorial plaque for Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric Line Foreman Stan Eaton was formally moved Friday, Oct. 20, as salt and weathering had eroded its foundation in its previous location in front of the main entrance at the co-op’s headquarters in Owatonna. Eaton died Sept. 19, 1990, from complications as a result of injuries sustained from a fall on a power pole, Sept. 6, of that year. He was repairing a security light that didn’t have any wires connected to the pole when it cracked and fell with Eaton still on the pole. The memorial was originally dedicated with a flagpole at the co-op’s Rose Street location May 31, 1991. It was rededicated at Steele-Waseca’s Bridge Street location July 22, 1994. Masonry work for the relocated memorial was conducted by Melby Masonry of Owatonna.