On May 9, 2017, Steven Ray Kroymann entered the gates of heaven. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, May 12 at Reichmuth Funeral Home at 21901 West Maple Road, Elkhorn, NE, with a celebration of life service at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 13 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 20844 Bonanza Blvd, Elkhorn, NE.
Honorary pallbearers are his nephews: Michael Kroymann, Andrew Kroymann, Timothy Kroymann, Douglas Kroymann, Colt Slayden, Samuel Kroymann, and Zachary Kroymann.
Steve was born March 12, 1961 in Clinton, Iowa to Lou Donald and Helen Lorenzen Kroymann. The fifth child of eight, Steve quickly learned to do his share on the family dairy farm outside of Clinton. Tragedy struck the family when Lou Donald was killed in a farm accident and buried on Steve's fifth birthday. His strong mother took a firm hand and raised her children to be honest, hard-working, and respectful toward others. Shortly after graduating high school, Steve started working at International Paper to provide support for the family. At International Paper, Steve eventually met the love of his life, Angie Klinkner, and they wed on April 1, 1989. These two fools in love were blessed with their pride and joy with the births of Amanda and Ethan a few short years later. When IP closed down, Steve supported Angie in the decision to move their family to Elburn, Illinois and later to Omaha, Nebraska. Steve was a protector of his family, and always put others before himself. Many people were intimidated by Steve upon meeting him, but quickly learned that he was just a big teddy bear. Steve was known for his sense of humor and practical jokes, and was pretty blunt and to the point. Listening to the stories of family, friends, and co-workers, the words that summed up Steve included honest, respected, hard-working, and humble. Steve enjoyed spending time with his children, coaching baseball and basketball, and surrounding himself with friends and family. Steve was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and St. Louis Cardinals fan, and could often be found cheering on the Elkhorn Antlers.
Steve leaves behind his wife Angie of Omaha, NE, daughter Amanda of Lincoln, NE, and son Ethan of Madison, WI, his mother Helen Lauritzen of Clinton, IA, brothers David (Sandy) of Low Moor, IA, James (Robin) of Clinton, IA, and Daniel (Jennifer) of Olathe, KS, sister Dorinda (Dave) Kroymann-Moens and Angela (Kevin) Shepherd of Phoenix, AZ, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lou Donald, sisters Pam Naeve and Sandra Slayden, niece Jennifer Kroymann, and his grandparents.
Memorials made to the family will help establish a scholarship fund in Steve's name through the Elkhorn Public School Foundation. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.
Reichmuth Funeral Home
Published on May 10, 2017