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Steven Douglas

July 14, 1949 — March 8, 2020

Steven “Steve” Douglas, 70 years young, of Loveland, Colorado and Oshkosh, Nebraska, passed away on March 8, 2020 of sudden heart failure at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.  He was at home after enjoying a peaceful weekend with his wife, Nancy, and sharing meals and conversations with his brother, his children and good friends in the days preceding his passing

Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon March 12, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kibbey-Fisburn Funeral Home in Loveland.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Alliance City (Greenwood) Cemetery.

Family and friends can leave condolences at www.bondegardfunerals.com.

Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home & Crematory in Loveland and Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh are serving the Douglas Family.

Steven Dale Douglas was born July 14, 1949, in Alliance, Nebraska to George H. Douglas and Barbara Evelyn Wilder, the older of two sons.

Steve had a deep faith in God, strong belief in Jesus the Christ as his loving Savior, with a kind heart and strong resolve for what’s right in this world. He was a precision machinist, and master craftsman in metal-working and woodworking, having an excellent, organized, super-clean two-story shop specializing in stabilizing wood and creating beautiful metal finishes.

He also had a passion for his family, and no one could get away from a conversation without seeing a picture or two, or three, of his grandchildren. He was a patient teacher, perfectionist in all that he did, and was a master marksman, with an encyclopedic mind for the knowledge and history of firearms, tools, weaponry, tanks, Chrysler vehicles, cartridges, engines, and aircraft, to name a few of his favorite subjects.

When he had a task before him for friend or family, Steve was “on a mission” to get it done well.  For instance, upon request from his wife before their marriage, Steve learned to craft food-grade stainless steel rings, non-magnetic and lightweight, making himself and Nancy beautiful wedding bands with knurled “embellishments” indicating the 3-corded braid mentioned in Ecclesiastes 4:12 -- not easily broken with God in the mix -- and continued with fine jewelry making for his family through the years. When Nancy lost a ring one cold day in February this year, Steve set to work making 5 more rings for her in different hues of blue, with varying tolerances for best fit on any given day, presenting the lovely rings to her upon his return from his shop in Nebraska. 

Steve loved his faithful, adoring dog, Beaker, and his “girls,” the five chickens that he and Nancy kept at their home in Loveland. He could fix anything that broke around the house, inside and out, especially after he took the time to “throw a study on it.”

Often, if he needed a certain type of tool and did not have it, he would just make one - to exact specifications and fine tolerances. He was happily retired and shared his time between his Nebraska workshop, his Dakota families and his home in Loveland.

He was skilled at so many trades and so knowledgeable, we all relied upon him for ideas, help and information. He loved to sit and “visit” about any topic and be with people. 

He’s survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Matthew Douglas (Stacie) and grandchildren Morgan and Jacob; daughter, McKenzi Kossan and grandchildren Nova and Thane; brother and sister-in-law, Don Douglas (Shari) and their daughter Laura and son-in-law Erek; and his step family, Seth; Alanna (Jason); Shawna (Matt), step grandchild Cadence; and Michael (Kinsey). Steve is also survived by cousins Bobbie (Jim); Don; Dan (Joanne); Susie and other relatives as well.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father and Uncle Elga Wilder, and all four of his grandparents.

His friends and family members believe this world was a better place with him in it, and Steve will be sorely missed by so many.

 

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 13, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Alliance City Cemetery

, Alliance, NE 69301

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