1954 Steven 2022

Steven LeRoy Fassler

May 26, 1954 — July 13, 2022


Steven LeRoy Fassler passed away on July 13, 2022 at the age of 68, at his home in Ivins, UT surrounded by his family. His year long battle with pancreatic cancer showed his true courage and faith. 

Steve was born in Schaller, IA on May 26, 1954 to parents Phillip L and Valda L. (Bowers) Fassler. He attended Cherokee schools, graduating from Washington High School in 1972. He was united in marriage to Marilyn (Goodburn) on June 3, 1973 at St Paul’s United Methodist church in Cherokee IA. Together they had four wonderful children. 

In 1970, Steve started his 35 year career at Hy-Vee as a part-time carryout worker. Between 1975 and 1981 Steve and his growing family relocated to many new places including South Sioux City NE, Sioux Falls SD, and Albert Lea MN. In 1981 the family relocated back to Cherokee where Steve’s career took on a new direction at the Hy-Vee Cherokee Distribution Center. Upon retirement Steve was the Director of Distribution & Transportation. 

While in Cherokee, Steve was dedicated to serving his community through his work as a reserve police officer and a volunteer on the Cherokee Fire Department. 

Steve and Marilyn retired to Ivins, UT in 2005 because they fell in love with the scenery and had ample access to do what they loved the most; be outdoors!  They became dedicated members of the Shepard of the Hills United Methodist Church, where Steve enjoyed playing saxaphone in the praise band, was Chariman of the Administrative Council, served on many ministry teams and Executive Producer of the Media team. Best of all, he was a dedicated, Christian friend to so many!

Not one to sit still during retirement, Steve was always finding ways to learn new hobbies, sharpening existing skills, and generally focused on stying active. Several of his hobbies focused on a passion for craftsmanship, attention to detail and artistic creativity; the hobbies included photography, building and flying model airplanes, restoring classic vehicles, woodworking, and welding specialty wrought iron gates. Steve was also an avid outdoorsman with his love for boating, fishing and hunting. He also greatly enjoyed driving the minibus for the Washington County Senior Center and spending time with his grandchildren and friends.

Steve is survived by wife Marilyn, children Kimberly Robinson of Cherokee IA, Lynnette (Kevin) Hillabolt of Johnston IA, Lee Fassler of Des Moines IA, and Karissa Fassler (Jon Millim) of Brookings SD; Grandchildren Emily and Logan Robinson, Sophia and Derek Hillabolt, Devin and Elizabeth Hays, Mason and Baby Girl Millim; Siblings James (Colleen) Fassler of Soldotna AK and Jean (Allan) Rupp of Cherokee IA; Mother In-Law Marge (Williams) Goodburn of Cherokee IA; In-Laws Douglas (Cindra) Goodburn of Cherokee IA, Julie (Kevin) Prunty of Cleghorn IA, Pamela Goodburn of Houston TX and many beloved nieces and nephews; As well as his best buddy Sammy (dog), who never left his side. 

Steve was proceeded in death by his parents and father-in-law Gerald Goodburn. 

A service will be held and live streamed at SHUMC, St George Utah, as well as a celebration of life remembrance held in Cherokee IA.  Both dates are to be determined in late summer/early fall.

The family would like to thank Intermountain Cancer Center and Intermountain Hospice for the wonderful care they recieved over the past year.

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