Steven Fleming, 58 formerly LS

--obit-flemingSteven W. Fleming, age 58, of Nashua, Iowa died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home.

Steven Wayne Fleming was born Dec. 17, 1955, in rural Oelwein, Iowa the son of Wayne and Lucille (Baines) Fleming-Fox. He attended school at Wapsie Valley and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1974. While in high school, he became an apprentice for Moore’s Construction. He then went to work for Cudahy (Iowa Ham) for over 10 years. Steve then worked on a various bridge/construction crews traveling to new destinations. He did this for 10 years. He was introduced to Pamela Barker, and the couple was married in May of 1974. To this union one daughter, Becky, was born. The couple later divorced.

Steve went back to school and received a degree in Computer-Aided Design “CAD” from Southeast Iowa Community College. After the completion of his degree, he accepted a job with Featherlite Trailers, designing trailers for the company. He worked for Featherlite for 13 years. Steve met Debbie Schmidt and the couple was married Oct. 25, 2002, at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, Iowa. They later moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa where Steve began working for Eagle Manufacturing designing corn stoves. The couple moved to Nashua in 2010.

Steve enjoyed horses, watching westerns and especially Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed being a judge at local rodeos in the area. He was an avid enthusiast and collector of Harleys. Steve had a custom-built trike that he and Debbie would take on long trips and many weekend rides together. He cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Steve also found great comfort and strength in his faith.

Left to cherish Steve’s memory are his wife, Debbie Fleming of Nashua; three daughters, Becky (Dennis) McLane of Oelwein, Misty (Jeff) Hobert of Nashua and Vonda (Tyrone) Jacoby of Carthage, Ill.; two sons, Evan (Laura) Schmidt of Elma and Noel Schmidt of Fredericksburg, Va.; 15 grandchildren, along with several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rita Barker.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 14, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Nashua with Msgr. John Hemann celebrating. The pall was placed on the casket by the family. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Nashua with Roger Fleming, Jennifer Fleming, James Fleming, David Fleming, Dennis McLane, Sara Groomes, Jeff Hobert and Josh Hobert serving as pallbearers.

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