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Steven Reimers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Steven Scott Reimers, age 62, of Schaller, died March 5, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Schaller. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to HDSA (Huntington's Disease Society of America). The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Steve was born Oct. 23, 1949 in Alta, the son of Glenn C. and Mary Carol (Flemming) Reimers.

Growing up, Steve attended school in Schaller where he graduated from Schaller High School in 1968. Following high school graduation, Steve attended Iowa Tech Community College in Ottumwa where he graduated with a Communications Degree in 1970.

On May 19, 1978, Steve was united in marriage to Joann Lynn Harjes in Schaller. Together, they were blessed with three children: Melissa, Shane, and Matthew.

Steve was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Schaller. He was an active Chamber member and started the Revolving Loan Fund for Schaller. Steve was a third generation owner, manager, and operator of the Schaller Telephone Company, an independent family owned company. In 1980, Steve expanded into cable television through Comserv, LTD. Among other things, Steve also started Schaller Telemarketing in 1987 and Prism Marketing in 1993, both based in Schaller.

Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking until Huntington's Disease no longer permitted him to do so. He loved playing cards and cribbage with friends and family. Steve treasured traveling, especially with his wife and children. He cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Joann Reimers of Schaller; children: Missy (Jim) Kestel of Schaller; Shane Reimers of Sioux City; Matthew Reimers of West Des Moines; grandchildren: Allison, Becca and Ashley Kestel all of Schaller; extended family and many friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Mary Carol Reimers; and sister, Memory Reimers.