Steven Schmoe

  • "Still missing you terribly. Another birthday without you..."
    - Leann
  • "Condolences to the family."
  • "Five years ago, today, you flew with the angels. Everyone..."
    - Amanda Nunez
  • "5 years....5 years too many, without you here. We still..."
    - Leann
  • "Steve you are so missed. You were a a good person. I loved..."
    - Robin Duvall

Steven Troy Schmoe, 41, died Dec. 17, 2009, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

A service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at North Anchorage Church of God, 1711 S. Bragaw St. A reception is planned for after the service.

Steven was born July 12, 1968, to Gerald and Wilma Schmoe in Yakima, Wash., where he was raised. He moved to Anchorage in August 1993 and worked for various moving companies, including Allen's Professional Movers, for 13 years.

His family wrote: "Steven had many friends, and he never knew a stranger. If he met you once, he never forgot you, be it a clerk at the store or a person on the street. He was a very caring and compassionate person. He cared deeply and loved to the very best of his ability. It took no effort to be friends with Steve.

"He was proud of his accomplishments, and especially proud of his children, whom he considered his greatest accomplishment. He was a very patient and hands-on father, always explaining in detail what he was doing and why. Steven was very excited about Christmas coming up and was looking forward to seeing his children's faces when they opened their gifts.

"He loved camping, fishing and snowmachining with his family. He would sit and watch snowmachining and snowboarding movies with his kids for hours. He overcame many adversities in his life and was always trying to help others through their struggles, especially those who were going through what he had been through. Steven was a good man and was very deeply loved. He had a lot of charm and personality. The pain of losing Steven will be felt by many. He had an impact on so many lives."

He is survived by his wife, Denise "Leann" Schmoe; and his six children: sons, twins Zachary and Nicholas Schmoe, 19, Nathaniel Schmoe, 17, and Christian Schmoe, 13; and daughters, Breanna Schmoe, 6, and infant Abigail Schmoe; and his father, Gerald Schmoe; mother, Wilma Bender; siblings, Rick Schmoe, Mark Schmoe, Renne (Steve) Jenkins and Shawn Lemaster; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, in-laws; and extended family including his best friend, Ken Braz.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2009