Steven York
1948 - 2020
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LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA — Steven M. York, 72, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at CHI Health Creighton Medical Center-Bergan Mercy.

Steve was born May 31, 1948 to Eweldean and Barbara (Mann) York in Richmond, Indiana. He attended school in Richmond, Ohio, before transferring to Twin Valley South in West Alexandria, graduating with the class of 1966. On Aug. 22, 1967, he enlisted in the United States Army. Steve did his basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia, his AIT training at Fort Polk in Louisiana and NCO at Fort Riley in Kansas. Steve spent 21 months in Vietnam and was honorably discharged on March 17, 1970.

Steve was united in marriage to Judy Ketring on Dec. 23, 1967 in Eaton. Two boys were blessed to this union, Michael and Shawn. His family lived in Denver, Colorado before moving to Lexington, Nebraska, in 1984, where they have resided ever since.

Steve worked the majority of his life in maintenance, working for Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Holiday Inn Hotels and Tyson in Lexington. Before retiring, Steve was a truck driver for fifteen years. His hobbies included working on radio air control airplanes and model trains, hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. Steve took great pride in his yard and working in his rose garden.

He leaves to celebrate his life: his wife, Judy, of Lexington; his two sons, Michael (Stacey) York of Kearney and Shawn (Laura) York of Ravenna; three grandchildren, Dylan and Ryan, of Kearney and Alyssa Dewey of Grand Island; two brothers, Samuel (Gina) York and Rick (Laura) York of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Sheila Hobbs (Greg Vanover) of West Chester, Ohio and Dena (Rick) Shepherd of Brookville; his dog, Beau; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring Steve's wish for cremation. Burial will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in Steve's honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefunerahome.com.



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Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2020.
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June 27, 2020
I am very grateful to have had you in our family for over 50 years. I remember all of the times we laughed, smiled and cried together.
Rest in peace my brother-in-law. I was glad we got to comfort you in your last hours on this earth. I will always have a place in my heart for you. Its never Goodbye......but we'll see you again.
Michelle Collavo
Family
June 26, 2020
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Judy, may God bless you and your family with peace and comfort.
Ken & Mary Schlarman
June 26, 2020
Judy - I am sorry for your loss.
Marsha Banzhaf
Friend
June 25, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of Steve. I pray for strength & comfort though this difficult time for you & your family RIP Steve
Mary Hall
Family
June 25, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. I am a cousin on the York side of the family and a year younger than Steve. My mom and Steve's dad were twins.
Debbie Yarnelli Weadick
Family
June 25, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful brother. We will love you and miss you always.
Sheila Hobbs
Family
June 25, 2020
I am so sorry for our loss of our big brother he always was my protector and always made me feel special ❤ his favorite saying your not conceded you are convinced always made us laugh I am going to miss his hugs the most and will cherish my sweet memories❤ love Sheila your little sister
Sheila Hobbs
Family
June 25, 2020
I'm so glad and thankful to spend quality time with you and Judy last Thanksgiving Day. Steve, you made the best margarita and steak, you're an awesome cook. Larry and I will miss you dearly and rest assured you'll always be in our hearts. RIP Steve, we love you!!!
Delia Ketring
Family
June 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of Steves passing . He was always so funny and incredibly good to me. Love and hugs to the entire family.
Deb Bradley
Family
June 25, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love you and miss you always. Cheryl (sherry) York Baker
Cheryl Baker
Family
June 24, 2020
So so sorry Steve was a wonderful man -Judy and him took me in as one of theirs in the summer of 86 and i will be forever great full for that my heart and prayers go out to the family
GARY VINZANT
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