Steven Lee Lansink, age 53, of South St. Paul, formerly of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 24, at his residence.
Steven was born in Kansas City, MO., on Nov. 22, 1960, to Donald and Betty Jean (Golden) Lansink.
He grew up on a farm outside of Battle Creek, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Steven made his home in South St Paul, where he could be close to his daughter who was his pride and joy.
He worked his way up to a floor foreman at a paint manufacturing company, and later became a self-employed carpenter. He loved movies and enjoyed sharing his extensive collection with others. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, card games as well as watching Vikings football. Steven also became very involved in his religion.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving daughter, Katrina Lee and her husband Robert Marx of Hemet, Calif.; parents, Donald and Darlene Ann Lansink of Ida Grove, Iowa; brothers, Vincent (Sheila) of Rimrock, Ariz.; Robert of Colleyville, Texas; Jerome of Tiffin, Iowa; Gerard (Rosi) of Newburgh, Ind.; Correy (Jennifer) of Johnston, Iowa; Mickey Lansink of Slater, Iowa; sisters, Therese Tierney (Michael) of Colleyville, Texas; Nancee and Bridgett of Lafayette, Calif; and Kathryn (Charles) Dunleavy of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by nephews; Daniel, Tyler, Justin, Jackson, Dylan, Hayden, nieces; McKenna, Brooke, Ana, Madelyn, great-nephew, Brody; uncles, aunts, cousins; and companion Barb Fleischaker.
Steven will be laid to rest next to his mother, Betty Jean Lansink, who preceded him in death when he was an infant.
Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at the Christensen — Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. The Reverend Robert W. Gralapp officiated. Interment was at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove. A time of remembrance at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed the committal service.
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