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Lyle P. Steeve

February 20, 1933 — February 13, 2016

Lyle Paul Steeve, the son of Paul Louis and Edna Elizabeth Julia (Brethaur) Steeve was born February 20, 1933, in Clarinda, Iowa. Lyle entered eternal rest on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at his home in Creston, at the age eighty-two years, eleven months, and twenty-four days.
He was one of nine children born to this family. Lyle attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Clarinda High School where he was active in sports, especially football, track and field. He graduated with the class of 1952. Lyle entered the United States Army on April 15, 1953 and was stationed in Germany following World War II. He served his country honorably and was discharged on April 1, 1955.
Lyle was united in marriage to Patsy Ann Curtis on April 26, 1957, in Clarinda, Iowa. Five children were born to bless this union: Andrea, Julie, Perry, Marla, and Daniel. Lyle and Patsy would raise their children on a busy farm in Adams County. Lyle was a farmer who practiced good conservation methods on his land. He helped his father-in-law move houses. He also built terraces, ponds, and tiled much land in several other counties. Lyle enjoyed raising hogs and he had a love for his cattle. He also raised sheep for 4-H when the kids were young.
Most important to Lyle, was his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and playing cards with them. He also loved flying kites with family and friends, and would later enjoy these past times with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lyle and Patsy moved to their home in Creston in 2009. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Lyle’s memory is his loving wife Patsy of Creston, Iowa; daughters: Andrea Grau, Corning, Iowa; Julie (Greg) Crill, Creston, Iowa; Marla (Rick) Sheley, Bedford, Iowa; son: Daniel (Brenda) Steeve, Corning, Iowa; daughter-in-law: Holly Steeve, Corning, Iowa; sisters-in-law: Linda Steeve, Des Moines, Iowa; Dora Steeve, Clarinda, Iowa; brother-in-law: James Woldruff, Clarinda, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many friends.
Preceding Lyle in death was his son Perry Lyle Steeve; his parents; siblings: James, Ronald, Larry, Marjorie Huseman, Arlene Woldruff, Mary Ann Swanson, Evelyn Knight, Harriett Steeve (as an infant); brother-in-law: John Dean Curtis.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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