Steven Paul Thalacker, age 51, died peacefully Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home in Cedar Rapids. Memorial Services: 7 P.M. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa. Inurnment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, rural Homestead. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday, prior to the service. Memorials may be contributed to the American Cancer Society in Steven’s name.
Steven is survived by his brothers, David (Heidi) of Fairfax and John (Michele) of Baxter; and nieces and nephews, William, Ben, Timothy, Trevor and Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
Steven was born April 15, 1968 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Ronald “RT” Thalacker and Maureen “Butchie” Wetjen Thalacker. He attended the Amana schools, graduating from Amana High School in 1986. He went on to further his education at the University of Northern Iowa in the business field. Steve returned to Amana and worked at the Ox Yoke, Norwood Souvenir Incorporated, and Cedar Crest Manufacturing. In 2011 he relocated to Cedar Rapids.
Steve did things his own way, following his dad's lead he was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He loved the Packers, the Brewers, and the Badgers. Steve loved all his nieces and nephews, he was always interested in their activities and how they were getting along. Steve enjoyed visiting his good friend Stan in Green Bay and later in Florida.