Steven Ned PowersJune 7, 1948 ~ December 10, 2019 (age 71)
Mass of Christian Burial for Steven Ned Powers, 71, of Norfolk, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Norfolk. Reverend Scott Schilmoeller will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Silver Creek, NE. Reverend William L’Heureux will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a vigil at 7:00 p.m. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
Steve passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Faith Regional Health Services. He was surrounded by family.
Steve was born on June 7, 1948, in Columbus, NE, the son of Ned and Jean (Newth) Powers. He was raised in Silver Creek and graduated from Silver Creek High School. He attended Hastings College for two years.
On June 27, 1970, Steve married Shirley Gentleman in Silver Creek. The couple made their home in Columbus where he was employed at Dale Electronics. They moved to Norfolk in 1974. He was employed as an electrician. He began his career with Zoubek Oil Company, as a propane delivery man, in 1985. He was with Zoubek Oil Company for over 30 years.
Steve was an avid historian who loved to read. He was also quite the handyman. Not only did he have some of the best one-liners, but he always took the time to chat with anyone he came across. He had a passion for music and was in the Norfolk Men's Chorus for over 28 years. He loved rooting for the Huskers and Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed model trains, fishing, and baking up some of the best chex mix and chocolate chip cookies for his kids and grandkids.
His passion was his family and his extended family. He was known as the “neighborhood grandpa”.
Steve is survived by his wife, of 49 years; their children: Jennifer (Mark) Powers-Eggink, of Louisville, NE, and Cory (Kylie) Powers, of Norfolk; their grandchildren: Joshua Eggink, Madeline Eggink, Ned Powers and Wilson Powers; his siblings: Nancy (Wayne) Wruble, of Phoenix, AZ, Dave Powers, of Omaha, Doug (Karen) Powers, North Platte, NE, and sister-in-law Diane Butcher, of Kenesaw, NE. Steve’s extended family includes Dave and Corrine Bos and their children: Cassie, Jackson and Aliya.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife's parents and his son, Scott Powers.