Steven M. Shank

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 2, 1975
Date of Death:
Monday, February 4, 2019
Age:
43 years old

Visitation

Date: Sunday February 10, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Monday February 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Monday February 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 2, 1975
Date of Death:
Monday, February 4, 2019
Age:
43 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, December 2, 1975
Date of Death:
Monday, February 4, 2019
Age:
43 years old

Steven M. Shank

Steven Michael Shank, age 43, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Iowa City, IA, died peacefully Monday, February 4, 2019 at St. Marys Hospital, after courageously battling the complications of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome. Steve was blessed with over two years of life following a double lung transplant in 2016.

Steve was born December 2, 1975 in Iowa City, IA, the son of Ronald and Sandra (Earle) Shank. He graduated from City High in 1994 and completed a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College in 1998. He married Caren (Hanson) Shank on September 17, 2005 in Rochester, MN.  Steve worked as a Manager at Hy-Vee stores in both Iowa and Minnesota. His welcoming presence and gregarious nature made him a community favorite at his stores. Steve was an avid cyclist and rode in various fundraising events. Post transplant, Steve used his spare time to raise awareness for organ donation, acting as an ambassador for Donate Life.

Steve was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Harold Shank; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Genevieve Earle; his parents, Ronald and Sandra Shank; and his father-in-law, Dennis K. Hanson.

He is survived by his wife, Caren; children, Ani and Elliott; brother, Greg Shank of Otsego, MN; mother-in-law, Eileen (Marvin) Klema of Fountain, MN; sister-in-law, Jennifer Hanson of Austin, TX; and so many good friends from childhood to adulthood.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester, MN with Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10th in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. Immunocompromised friends can attend a special visitation time on Sunday from 4:30 – 5:00 PM. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Memorials are preferred to the family fund at www.onemission.fund/support/shank-family/?shopfor=165269.

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So sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a student in my class in 1991-1992. He was such a happy person with a good outlook on all things.


 

Caren and family: What a trials your family has been through. You have shown so much love and strength. Steve must have had much love and pride for all of you. I think of you daily Caren and your family. You are very special people. A lot of people in Idaho love and admire you.


                                                 Love


                            Uncle Kim and Carol Hanson

Caren and children,


We are so very sad to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father.  May God bless you and give you peace. 


You will be in our prayers.


Your old neighbors,


Celeste and Roger Hofer

Caren and children,


We are so very sad to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father.  May God bless you and give you peace. 


You will be in our prayers.


Your old neighbors,


Celeste and Roger Hofer

I had the great fortune to coach Steve at Luther College where he played football.  He was such a joy to coach - full of positive and joyful energy - everyday, where he made a lasting impact on all of his teammates and coaches alike.  I often tell stories of Steve and his amazing will to overcome and achieve anything.  Steve made football and life Fun - that is what I learned from Steve.  Great person - great legacy - thanks.


All my love - Paul Hefty

Jerry and I will always remember the fun times we had with Ron, Sandy and Steve traveling to Greg and Brian's out-of-town football games.  Our thoughts go out to all of you at this very sad time.  No words can describe his infectious smile.


Jerry and Marilyn Atkins 

I am so sorry for your loss. I just recently read a current article about Steve and the family. I had previously been following his progress and your move to Minnesota. I always appreciated Steve's help at the First Avenue Hyvee when I couldn't find something or needed to order something they didn't have. My sincere sympathies on his passing. 

Many people may not know or remember but Steve was an outstanding player and member of our 1993 State Championship Football Team.  He brought a smile and a great work ethic to every practice and game!  I can't think of anyone that was more popular At City High School.  He was willing to do anything asked of him and always had a smile on his face for everyone.  We will miss him!

Steve’s energy and spirit will be missed on Team-MNDAK.  Sympathy to the Family.

Caren, Ani, Elliott,


I am so sorry at the loss of Daddy Shank.  Steve will be greatly missed.  Steve was and is one of my Heros.

My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. There wasn't a kinder person on the face of earth. Steve will be missed.

To the family of Steve Shank,


On behalf of my entire family we send our sympathy and prayers.  Steve was a great guy cherished by many especially within our Luther College family.   I will hold my countless memories of fun and laughter with him forever.  May you all find peace as you find ways to honor his life with us all.

Steve we are proud to have you as a Grandson-in-law. What a great guy.


Grandpa and Grandma Otto

Thinking of all of you ??

Our hearts are broken.  Steve is such an important part of our family.  And will always remain so.  We love you, Shanks.


 


Aunt Gretchen and Uncle Frank


and the cousins