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Obituary for Steve Wessel
Ute, IA - Steve Wessel, 63, of Ute, Iowa passed away very unexpectedly Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute with Pastor Marcus Manley officiating. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery in rural Soldier, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday after 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute is in charge of the arrangements. Steven Roger Wessel was born April 8, 1950 to LaVern and Irma Wessel in Ute, Iowa. He attended elementary school in Ricketts and graduated high school from Charter Oak-Ute with the class of 1968. He got his farm management degree from Western Iowa Tech. From there he began farming with his dad before starting on his own, with his brother Randy helping him with the farming operation. He married Patricia Mahlberg Evers March 3, 1978. With her two boys Mike & Matt they made their home in Soldier, then moved back to the Ute area and finally making their homestead west of Ute in 1985. To this union a son Douglas, & a daughter Jaclyn were born. Over his lifetime Steve was active and enjoyed many things; fishing, bowling, playing softball as a Ute Navaho and most importantly golfing. He was an avid Cubs fan, always hoping to win 'the big one'. He also rooted for the Iowa Hawkeyes, enjoyed watching the PGA Tour as well as NASCAR racing. He had an itch for classic cars and was well on his way adding to his collection. He loved John Deere tractors, Ford pickups & Chevy cars. Steve was the greatest man anyone could ask for, always there lending a helping hand to anyone. He cherished every moment spent with his many friends. He was proud of his children's accomplishments, but what filled him full of pride was his grandchildren. It warmed his heart being Grandpa & Poppo. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, served on the Board of Directors of the Berne Coop for many years and a member of the Monona County Cattlemen's Association. Steve passed away May 28th, 2013 in Sioux City, Iowa at the age of 63. Those left to cherish his wonderful memory, his wife of 35 years Patricia, son Michael Evers and wife Judy of Earling, Iowa, and daughter Jaclyn of Onawa, Iowa; three grandchildren, Matthew and Mikayla Evers and Abagail Melby; his parents, LaVern and Irma Wessel of Ricketts, Iowa; two sisters and two brothers, Carol (Butch) Meadows of Charter Oak, Iowa, Randy Wessel of Ricketts, Iowa, Janet Blunk of Denison, Iowa, and Gregg Wessel of Audubon, Iowa; and daughter Brandi Monnell along with many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Matthew Evers and Douglas Wessel; his paternal grandparents, Ernie and Verna Wessel; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Lena Goslar.