Stephen “Steve” John Hege, 69, of Camanche, Iowa, passed away at MercyOne Medical Center, on Friday, November 15, 2019. Cremation rites have been accorded with a celebration of Steve’s life taking place from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, November 30, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Dr). Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
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Steve was born on March 19, 1950 in Clinton, IA, the son of Doris (Neumann) and Marion C. Hege.
Steve graduated from Clinton High School in 1968 and then attended one year of Clinton Community College. During his time in high school, Steve participated in the Clinton High Acappella Choir and was active with the organization Up With People. During this time, Steve and his cousin Jeff Luckritz formed a comedy team and performed for various groups in the area, especially youth groups in several different churches.
Throughout his adult life, Steve worked at various jobs in the Clinton community, including Roehl Phillips Furniture Store, Pinney Printing in Clinton and Bawden Printing in Eldridge, IA. During his time at Bawden Printing, Steve developed serious heart issues that caused him to have to go on disability.
Steve enjoyed the Mississippi River and spent hours by the river enjoying the river traffic as well as the eagles, pelicans and seagulls. Steve was a loyal fan of the Clinton Lumberkings and could be found at many of their home games. Before developing heart problems, Steve enjoyed playing golf.
Steve is survived by his mother, Doris Hege who resides at the Alverno in Clinton; two daughters: Regan (Dave) Michaelsen and Dawn Cramm; one son, Michael Hege. Steve is survived by two grandsons of whom he was very proud, Kyle and Cody Michaelsen. Steve is further survived by his sister, Sharon Hege of Clinton, and nephews Nate and Andrew Hege and his niece Erica Meunier.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, Marion Hege; brother, Dennis Hege; and grandparents Isaac and Dolores (Hege) Mulder; and John and Emma Neumann.
Memorials made can be directed to the family.