Jerry Alan Steven

jerry steven
Jerry A. Steven, age 67, of Elma, IA passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2020 while working at Howard County Regional Health Clinic in Elma, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, IA at 10:30am on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 with Father Brian Dellaert officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at North Washington. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA. Scriptural Wake Service to follow the visitation 7:00pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family . Jerry Alan Steven was born on June 7, 1953 to James and Ethel (Lampe) Steven in Algona, IA. He attended school in Burt, IA before the family moved to a farm near North Washington, IA where he attended St. Mary’s school through the 8th grade. Jerry graduated from New Hampton High School in 1971. He also attended North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA. He farmed with his dad before starting work at Croell Redimix. Jerry was united in marriage to Patty Dettmer on September 22, 1984 at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Waverly, IA. In 1993 the couple was blessed with their son, Jarad. He later started Steven Construction where he worked for the rest of his life. Jerry was involved in the Elma community as a city councilman and mayor up to the present time. Jerry was county supervisor and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Jerry enjoyed softball, golf, bowling, mowing the lawn, spending time with family and friends and picking on his nieces and nephews. He is survived by his mother Ethel (Lampe) Steven of New Hampton, IA, his wife of 36 years Patty (Dettmer) Steven of Elma, IA, his son Jarad Steven of Elma, four brothers Gary (Linda) Steven of New Hampton, Ron (Lana) Steven of Sante Fe, NM, Russell (Lisa) Steven of Ely, IA, Craig (Shilo) Steven of Peosta, IA, three sisters Sheryl McLaughlin of Fredericksburg, IA, Laurie (Ted) Sorensen of New Hampton, IA, Cindy (Jack) Siemers of Waverly, IA and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews He was preceded in death by his father Jim Steven.

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  1. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of Jerry’s family at this time of sorrow. Jerry will be missed but remember all of the good memories.

  2. our sympathy to Patty and Jared and all his family. Jerry was always smiling and enjoyed his life. He is gone too soon

  3. Patty & family, So very sorry to hear about Jerry. Thinking of you all & sending hugs to you Patty. Zenda Vikturek

  4. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just think of all the memories you have had for so many years.

  5. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s death. Harry and I send our sympathy and prayers for the family.

  6. So sorry to hear of this unexpected sad news. My prayers to you Ethel and the entire Steven family.

  7. So sorry to hear this Patty! Didn’t realize you adopted your son. My Hubby and I adopted our 2 boys also. Be thinking of you and wish you peace and many fond memories! Denise Dettmering SCHAVEY

  8. To the Steven Family – I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I remember riding the school bus to New Hampton with all of you. Please accept my deepest sympathy to all of you.

  9. Many great memories of Jerry growing up. May he rest in peace. Prayers for all of the family. Rose (Lampe) Brandenburg

  10. My sincere sympathy to the entire Steven’s clan.Jerry will be remembered with a genuine smile and an all around good guy. Godspeed to the entire family.

  11. Patty and family, so sorry for your loss. No words can heal the pain you are feeling. Prayers for all.

  12. Prayers for Patti and Jarad and all family on the loss of Jerry. He always had a smile and a pleasant greeting. A good guy gone too soon- May he Rest In Peace.

  13. Thoughts and prayers to you Patty and your entire family at this very difficult time. Shocked and saddened to hear this sad news about Jerry. Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. With deepest sympathy, Dan and Paulette Norton

  14. To Patty and Jarad and the entire Stevens family….i send many thoughts and prayers your way. I will always remember Jerry for that great smile and his gentle way. RIP Jerry!! Dick Galligan

  15. We are so very sorry to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing; heaven gained yet another angel. We extend our deepest sympathy to all his family and keep you all in our daily prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Bob and Peg Brummond


  17. Heartfelt sympathy to Patti and the Steven family on your sudden loss. Jerry was truly a wonderful person, and fully respected by his many friends. Prayers, Kevin & Linda Roths

  18. I have known Jerry almost 50 years. May his memories console you today. I pray for all his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  19. May you find strength in Gods love in this difficult time. Our prayers are with the entire Steven Family.

  20. Patty , I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cheryl Hartman Krough

  21. Patty & the entire Stevens family, we are so sorry for your loss! Jerry was a great guy! Thinking of you all in our thoughts and prayers. Dan & Peg Testroet

  22. Patty…we are so very sorry to hear your news. We are thinking of you and Jarad in the very difficult days ahead. Rusty and Marina Myers

  23. Cheers to you my friend for a life well lived…You are one of the good ones and the world will be a little less bright without you in it. All our love to Patty and the whole Stevens family in this difficult time we regret that we cannot be there to give you a hug in person..Kent & Cindy Christensen

  24. Craig and Family. Our heartfelt condolences for you. Your are in our thoughts prayers.

  25. Our deepest condolences to Patti, Jarad, and the entire Steven family. Such a shock to hear of another classmate’s passing. Jerry always was so happy and smiling! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  26. Patty, Jarad and the entire family. Words cannot express how sorry we were to here of Jerry’s passing. We had a lot of good memories with you guys on the golf course. hang on to the memories, it helps you to get through the rough spots. Our deepest sympathy Tom and Marla Green

  27. Patty, Jarad and the entire family we are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a special person that we all will miss but not forget. Our thoughts and prayers- Jeff & Cindy Roths

  28. Thoughts and prayers to Patty, Jarad and the Steven’s family. So many great memories with Jerry I can’t list them all. Jerry loved spending time with his friends and family. We most enjoyed the times we got to golf with Jerry & Patty reminiscing about the good times we had together. Rest in peace my friend, you will truly be missed. God Bless. The picture attached is from the Junior Roths tournament that I had the pleasure to golf with Jerry for 10 years. Jerry’s classic smile, we’ll will never forget. Mike & Lisa Zobeck

  29. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs during this unimaginable time. Love you!

  30. Patty and family= Skeeter and I spent many hours with Jerry when he played softball on the Bowlaway team, also he was such a good bowler and friend. I will miss him, too. Max Skoda

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