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Steven R. Smith

April 10, 1953 — August 16, 2023

Sheldon

 

Steven R. Smith

Sheldon, Iowa

            Services for Steven R. Smith, age 70, of Sheldon who passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.  His funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon with Pastor Mike Cooper ~ officiating

            Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

STEVEN R. SMITH

 

BORN

April 10, 1953

Hartley, Iowa

PASSED AWAY

August 16, 2023

Sheldon, Iowa

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

10:30 A.M. Thursday, August 24, 2023

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

Pastor Mike Cooper ~ Officiating

 

CD MUSIC

“Far From Perfect But He Was Mine” ~ Chanteuse

“Through The Years” ~ Kenny Rogers

“Fish And Whistle” ~ John Prine

 

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS

Daniel Downey                       Rick Kilts

Bob Jager                       Jason Schwarz

CASKET BEARERS

Shane Smith                           Sawyer Smith

Stephany Smith                          Dana Smith

Weston Smith                        Adam Tebben

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Primghar, Iowa

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

Steven Ray Smith, the son of Gordon and LaVonne (Schroeder) Smith was born on April 10, 1953, in Hartley, Iowa.  He received his education and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1971.  After graduation he began working in construction on was also a truck driver.  He was united in marriage to Angela Kilts in January of 1983.  After their marriage, the couple settled in Sheldon.  Steve passed away at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center reaching the age of 70 years, 4 months, and 6 days.

     Steve enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and driving his grandchildren from place to place.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Angela of Sheldon; children, Dana (Yvonne) Smith, Julie, Stephany, Shane, and Sawyer Smith; fourteen grandchildren, Alisha, Bodhi, Ally, Brandon, Avery, Hannah, Cameron, Augie, Taija, Ray, Karma, Weston, Theodore, and Josie and, one great grandson, River.  He is also survived by his mom, LaVonne Van Essen; sister, Peg (Bob) Jager, and Becky (Jacob) Schwarz; his mother-in-law, Pat Kilts of Sheldon; also, other relatives and friends.

     Steve is preceded in death by his dad, Gordon, son, Bodhi Smith, stepfather, Richard Van Diepen, stepmother, Karen Smith, father-in-law, Von Kilts, and brothers, Dennis in infancy and Ted Smith.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue, Sheldon, IA 51201

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 24, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue, Sheldon, IA 51201

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Burial

Thursday, August 24, 2023

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