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Muriel Stepp

Muriel Maxine "Maxine" Stepp (Moore)

Thursday, July 6th, 1933 - Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Obituary

Muriel “Maxine” Stepp, 85, of Independence, IA died Monday, June 17, 2019 at Lexington Estates in Independence, IA.

Maxine was born on July 6, 1933 in Nevada, IA the daughter of William W. and Bonnie I. (Peterman) Moore. She was raised in Volga City, IA and was a 1950 graduate of Volga City High School. After graduating she volunteered to serve in the United States Navy on October 20, 1952. She married William F. Stepp on March 11, 1953 at Treasure Island in San Francisco, CA. Shortly after their marriage Maxine was honorably discharged in 1953 and returned to Volga City until William finished his service in the US Air Force in March of 1954. William died on August 29, 1954 in Cedar Falls, IA. In 1962 Maxine started to work at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA and the Airport Inn, Elkader, IA as a cook. In 1977 she moved to Fort Collins, CO to live with her long-time friend Charles Greathouse. She was employed by Colorado State University as a cook for seventeen years. In 2014 she and Charles moved to Independence, IA to be closer to her family. Charles died on December 15, 2015 in Independence, IA. In early 2016 Maxine’s health needs became greater than her family could help her with, and she moved into Lexington Estates in Independence, IA.

She is survived by her children; Jeff Stepp, Brownsboro, TX , Heidi Puffett, Independence, IA, and Paul (Cathy) Tieszen, Johnston, IA, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, a sister, Kay (Jerry) Copeland, Cedar Rapids, IA, a brother-in-law, Calvin Way, Independence, IA, a sister-in-law, Charlotte Moore, Elkader, IA, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; William and Bonnie Moore, her first husband William Stepp, her common-law husband Charles Greathouse, a daughter-in-law, Barbara Stepp, a sister, Norma Way and a brother, Larry “Smoke” Moore.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday June 22, 2019, at the Reiff Family Center in Independence, IA, with Rev. Sue Ann Raymond officiating. Burial will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Volga City, IA. Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday June 21, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center in Independence, IA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 8:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Sue Ann Raymond
  • Interment

    Location
    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Address
    VOLGA, IA
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Affiliations

  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • US Navy
  • Women in Military Service for America Memorial

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Jim and Dalene Whitford

Posted at 02:28pm
Please accept a note of sympathy to the family of Maxine Stepp.
Sincerely,
Jim and Dalene Whitford, Volga, IA
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Patty Schwindt

Posted at 12:54pm
"Mother" Max as I called her, was so very very special to me. We worked several years in food service at Colorado State University and our friendship lasted for over 40 years. She always was a positive person, eager to lend a hand and was quick witted. And my could she cook!! Her Fanny Farmer fudge was a true hit with anyone that got to sample it. It always tasted better when she made it. I will never forget that twinkle in her eye and will always hold her in my heart and cherish our memories!
Patty Schwindt

RonandTammy Hermsen

Posted at 03:56pm
Heidi and Family-
We are so very sorry for your loss. Hold tight to your precious memories, they will help you get through the tough days ahead. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs your way!
Ron, Tammy, Ashley, and Andrew Hermsen
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Art & Teresa Dudley

Posted at 03:20pm
We're so sorry for your loss. Aunt Max hold a special place in our hearts. We enjoyed knowing her. Her smile is what we will remember most. Hugs to the family from the Dudley's. - Art & Teresa and Family
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