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OBIT: Steven Jay Kirchgatter

This news story was published on September 11, 2021.
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Steven Jay Kirchgatter, 67, of Nora Springs, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.

Per Steve’s wishes, his body has been cremated and a visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye Ave., Nora Springs.

Steve loved spending time in South Dakota fishing. South Dakota Walleye Charters meant so much to him and will direct memorial money towards projects including fishing docks for kids and heated fish cleaning stations in his memory. Memorials should be mailed to: Dave Dahl; South Dakota Walleye Charters; 1610 Skerrols Ave E11; Fort Pierre, SD 57532; and made out to: South Dakota Walleye Charters. The memo line can read: Memorial fund for Steve Kirchgatter. A donor plate will be placed in his name as well.

Steve was born February 14, 1954, the son of LaVerne and Marilyn (Aase) Kirchgatter in Mason City. He graduated from Nora Springs-Rock Falls High School and later began working at CURRIES Company in Mason. City.

Steve was a member of Ducks Unlimited and former Volunteer Fire Fighter and First Responder in Nora Springs. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting geese, fishing, wood working and trap shooting. Some of his favorite fishing memories came with The River group in Chamberlain, SD.

Steve is survived by his son, Kyle Kirchgatter of Nora Springs; sister, Sue (Dennis) Paulson of Rock Falls; special friend, Annette Allee and her family of Belle Plaine, IA; special friend, Sam Hughes of Nora Springs; nieces, Bobbi Sue Bacon and Nichole Simon; as well as several friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and dog, Klyde.

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