Steven P. Eekhoff
Steven Paul Eekhoff, 46, of Kanawha passed away Monday, September 11, 2000, as the result of a farm accident near Kanawha.
Steve, the son of Paul and Jennie (Boverhuis) Eekhoff was born May 5, 1954 in Belmond, Iowa. He grew up in the Kanawha area and graduated from Kanawha High School in 1972. Steve then attended Iowa Central Community College in Eagle Grove.
She was united in marriage with Connie Lynn Burgardt on April 11, 1981 at the Evangelical Free Church in Britt. Following their marriage, the couple farmed near Britt and Forest City. They later moved to Missouri where Steve raised livestock and was employed by Premium Standard Farms. the family moved back to the Kanawha area where Steve farmed until the time of his death.
Steve was a loving father who enjoyed watching his children participate in sports. He loved visiting and having coffee with his many friends. Steve was always willing to lend a hand to anyone.
Steve was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Britt. His faith was very important to him. He was a former member of the Pork Producers board.
Steve is survived by his wife, Connie Lynn; three children: Ben, Linda, and Jessica all at home; parents Paul and Jennie Eekhoff of Kanawha; two sisters Ruth Greving and her husband, Mark of Alton and Diane Amonson and her husband, Kyle of Eagle Grove; one brother Dean Eekhoff and his wife, Lynette of Holland, Michigan; grandmother, LouisE Boverhuis of Hollandale, Minnesota, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.