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“Sorry for your loss...just found out about Steve's passing. Thoughts and prayers to Amy and her family!! ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kari (Kirkegaard) Necker - Lamont, IA

“Sorry for your loss...just found out about Steve's passing. Thoughts and prayers to Amy and her family!! ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kari (Kirkegaard) Necker - Lamont, IA

“I can remember Steve stopping at my house in his Mom's Chevy Impala with the under dash A/C and we would ride around town thinking we were big shots...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Tim Jones - Bandera, TX - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to Denise, Nicole, Amy, Lindsey, and to all the Van Pelts, Zunkels, and all the family...I've always enjoyed my talks with Steve....Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: donnie tryon

“May words of comfort rest gently upon you and in time become words of healing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, now and always....Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie Luther - IA - Family

“I was so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I will include you and your family in my prayers! ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Laurie Fontanini (Aquilani) - MO

“I raise my glass high in honor of my good friend Steve, thanks for the memories. My condolences to Denise and her family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Sward - Boone, IA - Friend

“Im so sorry to hear of Steve passing. I remember him from school days. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Mala Foust - Princeton, MN

“So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing, but glad his pain is gone forever. I truly enjoyed working with Steve and always like his quick wit and...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Martha Hilsabeck

“My deepest sorrow for your loss Denise. I have many good memories of Steve from our younger days. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dave and Nancy Iben - Perry

“Denise, Amy and Nicole, My deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time. You will be in my prayers. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Cleveland - Ogden, IA

“Words cannot express the sorrow I am feeling for loosing such a great guy. My deepest condolences to Amy & Nicole for loosing a father, Denise for...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Debi Allen-Cox - Pleasant Hill, IA

“Amy and Nicole, so sorry for the loss of your Dad! I will be praying for comfort and peace for both of you and for your Mom. Sorry I won't be at the...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Fisher - Grand Junction, IA

“Gone too soon. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Claussen - Marshalltown, IA

“One of my favorite memories from when I was younger was going out to Steve and Denise's house during the winter and ice skating. I loved being out on...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lynn Allen - Friend

“Thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Many great memories from years past with Steve and Denise. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Roxanna and Sid Ruth - AR

“Our sincere sympathies to the family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kenny & Marge Bollenbaugh - Boone, IA

Steve Van Pelt, 60, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, October, 26, 2016, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Steve's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:00 a.m., until the time of the service. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

Steve Van Pelt was born on January 8, 1956, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Robert and Jo Van Pelt.

He graduated with the Ogden High School class of 1974.

Steve was united in marriage to Denise Zunkel, June 10, 1977, at the Community United Methodist Church.

Steve had various jobs throughout his life. After graduating from high school, he took a job with Fareway in the meat department in Carroll, Iowa. He then worked at Sherbring Chevrolet in the body shop followed by a job at Vermillion Welding Shop. After that he worked at Scoular Elevator and finally Monsanto, working part-time for 9 years and 20 years full time before retiring in December of 2014.

Steve loved going to watch his daughters play sports in high school as well as at the collegiate level. He also enjoyed fishing and loved to have family and friends over to grill out, fish and have a good time.

Survivors include his wife, Denise of Ogden, Iowa; two daughters, Amy Van Pelt (Lindsy Reinert) of Des Moines, Iowa, and Nicole Van Pelt (Troy Showers) of Grimes, Iowa, mother, Jo Zunkel of Ogden, Iowa; brother, David (Kris) Van Pelt of Ogden, Iowa; sister, Lynn Bellizzi of Omaha, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert, step father, Roger Zunkel; grandparents, David and Iva Van Pelt, Emory and Hazel Luther, Orville and Marian Zunkel.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.