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OBIT: Steven Rae Banser

Steven Rae Banser, age 65 formerly of Plainfield, IA, died Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at his home surrounded by family in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Steven Rae Banser, age 65 formerly of Plainfield, IA, died Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at his home surrounded by family in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2024 at St. John Lutheran Church, Nashua with Rev. Todd Burrichter presiding. Burial will take place at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nashua.

Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, at Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church in Nashua on Saturday.

Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory – Olson Chapel in Nashua have been entrusted with arrangements.

Steven was born on September 1, 1958 to Lester and Delores Banser (Leisinger) in Waverly, Iowa. Steve grew up with his five siblings at their family farm in Plainfield, Iowa; instilling in him a strong work ethic and a strong and loving family bond.

In 1976, Steve graduated from Plainfield high school and also met the love of his life, Rhonda (Springer) Banser.

Steve and Rhonda wed on August 27, 1977 at the United Methodist Church in Nashua Iowa. Together, they raised three children Matthew, Aimee, and Ryan, all of whom inherited their father’s big kind heart.

Steve’s career began at John Deere in Waterloo, he then contributed his talents to K&G manufacturing, followed by an impressive 30 year tenure at Washington Scientific Industries with plants in Owatonna, Long Lake, Rogers and Monticello, Minnesota. He concluded his professional career at SNX precision in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. He expressed that he saved the best for last, he truly enjoyed his work there and his colleagues at SNX.

Steven was a man that could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, at any time. His gift to connect with people was extraordinary and he was always willing to lend a hand, an ear or offer advice. He lead by example with his actions and the generous way he lived his life.

Steven’s enthusiasm for life and adventurous spirit was evident in his interests. The freedom of the open road, motorcycle trips, ski trips, fishing excursions, travels, and many more.

He cherished the joy of sharing these experiences and others with many family and friends.

Beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend, neighbor, enthusiastic storyteller, engineer, best bear-hugger, and nap enthusiast, Steve will be missed in this life by many.

Steven is survived by his wife Rhonda of Buffalo, MN; his children Matthew Banser of Eleva, WI, Aimee Banser-Carr (Aaron May) of Argyle, TX, and Ryan Banser of Buffalo, MN; grandson Logan Freeland of Argyle, TX; mother Delores Banser of Waverly, IA; brothers and sisters: Lola Stiles of Plainfield, IA, Lyle (Mary) Banser of Merrill, WI, Sandy (Dwight) Hinrichs of Tripoli, IA, Leon (Renee) Banser of Fairhope, AL, and Bryan (Pam) Banser of Janesville, IA; sister and brother-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Lester Banser and brother-in-law Richard Stiles.

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