Funeral services were on Nov. 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Military rites were performed at the cemetery by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Steve was born on Feb. 12, 1945 in Washta, to Leslie and Marjorie (Witcombe) Colvert. He attended Washta schools until the family moved to Cherokee, and graduated from Cherokee Washington High School in 1964. He delivered newspapers as a young boy and worked at Swanson's Grocery Store while in high school.Steve was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1966 until 1967. He was married to Donna Seel on July 19, 1969 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus.
He worked for Bob Hatch Masonry, Cherokee Sanitary Services for 10 years and at the Hy-Vee Distribution Center in Cherokee for 29 years retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, and a member of the L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. Steve enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping and time spent with his family, especially his grandson Steven.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters Kimberly Renee in 1973 and Melissa Sue in 1978; three sisters, Kay Pemble, Donna Christian, Rose Colvert at birth; and three brothers, George, Jerry and Donald Colvert.
He is survived by his wife Donna; one daughter and one son, Chris Kling and her husband Geoff of Sioux City; and Matthew Steven Colvert of Cherokee; one grandson, Steven Thomas Kling and another grandson, due in February 2009; one sister and two brothers: Mary Jo Christian and her husband Daniel of Las Vegas, Nev.; Joe Colvert and his wife Laurel of Billings, Mont.; James Colvert and his wife Gina of Sergeant Bluff; his mother-in-law Evelyn Seel of Cherokee; a brother-in-law, Jerry Pemble of Sac City; a sister-in-law: Rosella Matejeck of Breckenridge, Minn.; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Seel and his wife Debbie of Laverne, California and Doug Seel of Cherokee; a sister-in-law, Darlene Norell and her husband Ed of LeMars; also several nieces and nephews.