Steve was born Oct. 23, 1955 in Alta to Floyd and Fern (Matzdorf) Adolphson. He graduated from Alta Consolidated Schools in 1974. He earned a BS degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University. He married Deborah Susan Jesse, daughter of Marvin and Sheila (Hartley) Jesse on Oct. 10, 1987.
He was employed at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames. He enjoyed woodworking, scuba diving, taking care of his yard, and watching movies with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Deb; children, Tayler, Nicole, and Justin; brothers, Richard, and Kenneth; and many friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Sandra.
Condolences may be sent to www.stevensmemorialchapel.com.