Friday February 26th, 2016
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Steven John NethCLERGY
Rev. Ron Shifley
Organist ~ Sharon Orth
Soloist ~ LeAndra Mogck
“I’ll Fly Away”
Steven John Neth was born on July 28, 1952 to Elmer and Dorothy (Mogck) Neth in Parkston, South Dakota. In 1966, Steve was confirmed in the Christian faith. Steve early enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and actively served in the Springfield Unit. On April 8, 1972, Steve was united in marriage to Sharon Breaw at the United Church of Christ in Scotland.
From the time he was young on the family farm to the years he shared with his wife on their own homestead, Steve was a hard-worker who lived an agricultural, outdoorsmen life-style. He farmed numerous crops and for over 20 years raised and milked Holstein dairy cattle. Throughout the years, Steve also worked as a road maintainer for Zeeb Construction Co. and other local construction companies. When he wasn’t working, he was hunting with his sons and grandsons, optimistically fishing on his pontoon boat, camping with his family and friends on his bluff lot in Springfield, spending time with his grandchildren and watching their activities, or taking a joy ride in his prized automobiles or motorcycles.
Steve loved motorcycles, especially his ’03 Harley-Davidson Anniversary Model. He and the motorcycle visited many locations over the years, such as Rapid City, Yellowstone, Minnesota, Kool Deadwood Nites, and more. When the crops were in and the weather warm, he would also bring out his treasured ’61 Impala bubble top. These drives and time together were a joy and a love that Steve happily shared with his wife throughout their marriage.
Steve unexpectedly passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland having attained the age of 63 years, 6 months, and 25 days.
He is loved, remembered, and survived by his wife of 43 years Sharon Neth of Scotland; daughter Tina (Terry) Rueb of Yankton and their children: Trevor, Tristan, Taylor, and great-granddaughter Paisley; son Kevin (Holly) Neth of Scotland and their children: Tyler, Steven, and Trey; son Craig (Kristal) Neth of Sioux Falls and their children: Braden, Bryantt, Breaw, and Brody; brothers Mike (Sandy) Neth of Yankton and Roger (Robin) Neth of Scotland; his parents; and mother-in-law LaVerne Breaw.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law Merton Breaw.
Sharon, I was so sad and shocked to hear of Steve's passing. There are a lot of good Ulmer kids and Neth kids memories. I will miss the harassment and laughter Steve always shared with me. It was always a pleasure giving it back to him! May God be with you as you adjust to a new normal. Hugs, huge hugs and more hugs as you adjust.
Cheryl Ulmer Feb 29 2016 9:46 AM
My heart goes out to you Sharon and your family. May God give you much comfort. Steve was a great man with a big heart,we had a lot of good times together.
Diane Niewenhuis (Dockendorf) Feb 26 2016 1:41 AM
Sharon and Family We are so sorry and hope that our thoughts and prayers are able to provide some comfort. Mike & TeriAnn
Mike & TeriAnn Kruse Feb 25 2016 9:19 PM
I am so sorry to hear that Steven has passed away. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Steven. He was a fun, kind, and great cousin.
Tamara Abbenhaus Feb 25 2016 6:34 PM
Sharon and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with Steve. Our prayers are with you.
David & Bunny Eberhardt Feb 25 2016 8:53 AM
So sorry for your loss Sharon and family. Thinking of you and praying for good memories to make you smile when you think of him.
Sheryl & Kelly Frey Feb 25 2016 8:19 AM
Our deepest thoughts and sympathy to each of you. The Heaven Gates are welcoming another amazing Angel to watch over you all. Our prayers are with. Our most sincerely thoughts, Karen and Dave
Karen and Dave Edler/Team HOPE Feb 25 2016 7:40 AM
We are so sorry to learn of Steve's passing. Sending prayers to all of the family, his parents, brothers, and extended family.
Ron & Ladonna (Moser) Clark Feb 24 2016 8:15 PM
To Steves family, we are so sorry to here of your loss. We have such fond memories of his big smile and laugh. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all, a special hug for you Sharron!
Harlan and Fran DeJong Feb 24 2016 7:40 PM
Sharon and family, So many years have gone by since 4-H and the many hours spent as kids playing on the farm....sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in memories made in the time you had together as a family.
Pam Tonneson Feb 24 2016 6:55 PM