Steven Merle Colebeck
Thursday, November 11, 1948
Date of Death:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
72 years old
Steven Merle Colebeck
Steven Merle Colebeck, 72, of Rochester, MN, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in the Grand Rapids Hospital.
Steve was born November 11, 1948, in Rochester, MN to Merle and Bette (Brown) Colebeck. Growing up, he was active in Boy Scouts, high school wresting and football. Steve graduated from Mayo High School’s 1st graduating class in 1967. In March of 1969, he met the love of his life, Loyola “Loy” Hockert. They were married July 11, 1970. Steve served in Vietnam, for the United States Army from 1970-1971 in the 86th Transport Company, receiving the Bronze Star. In 1974, he graduated from St. Cloud State in Business and Finance. Steve worked as a stockbroker for 40 years with Stifel Nicolas, retiring in 2014.
Steve was a devoted husband, proud Dad and Grandpa and loyal friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, rock tumbling, traveling, photography, golfing, woodworking, and collecting coins and stamps. Steve was an avid reader and loved to journal. He was known to be a “grill master” and known by his children to be a dad-joke aficionado.
Steve was the President of the Ice Cream Club with his 6 grandchildren as honored members. He was a lifelong member and sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, Foundation Board member at RCTC, Optimist Club member, and participated on the Committee on Urban Environment.
He is survived by his wife, Loyola “Loy”; children, Loyola “Loey” (Phillip Cryan) Colebeck, Kyle (Suzy) Colebeck and Katherine (Nick) Stiles; grandchildren, Carolyn, Meghan and Benjamin Colebeck, and Lauren, Graham and Lyla Stiles; siblings, William, and Diane Colebeck.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021, at The Church of The Resurrection with the Rev. Peter Schuster officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.
Memorials are preferred to Tunnels to Towers Foundation or the Disabled American Veterans Foundation.
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Steve was such a kind and thoughtful man and I was blessed to know him.
My sincere sympathy to Loy and the entire family. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Dear Loy and family,
My sincere condolences to you and your loved ones!
Steve was a very kind man and will be greatly missed! May long live the Ice-Cream Club in his honor!
Hugs and prayers!
Dear Loy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather, Steven.
You are all blessed with knowing what a wonderful person Steve was. Wish we were members of the Ice Cream club!
God Bless you all, Bob and Joyce Markham
Loy, my heart breaks for you. I look at the beautiful photos of the kids and grandkids and kow what a wonderful life you had, and now a huge part of you is gone forever. You were so blessed. May the love of your family sustain you through this very difficult time. Love and hugs, Marcia
Our hearts go out to you and your kids…
Steve was such a kind, thoughtful, and wonderful man. Our days of crab club and trips will always be treasured memories!
Our sincere condolences and warm hugs to you.
Love, John and Cindy
We are so very sorry about the loss of Steven. Our hearts are with your family and we are praying for peace for you during this sad time.
The Noonan Family
Loy and Family:
I had the great pleasure of working with Steven as he served as a member and officer of the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation Board. Steve was a great board member...willing to roll up his sleeves to do whatever was needed, eager to please and willing to call on his vast network of colleagues and community friends for help and support. Thank you for sharing Steve with us and for his public service to RCTC and other organizations. Here's hoping that the Ice Cream Club continues in his memory and honor. In thoughts, prayers and sympathy.
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs, during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies. Your family has been in our constant thoughts and prayers.
Curt, Lisa, Lucy & Whit Switzer
Thoughts & prayers go out to the loved ones of Steven. Diane & I were best friends in high school, so my memory of Steven is when he was a young man. Reading his obituary, he sounds like an accomplished, very fine man who lived a wonderful, full life — blessed with a loving family. My heart goes out to you all at this sad time. Mary
Loy and family, As I write this, I am in shock! I can't believe Steve is gone. My heart breaks for you! He was always so full of life that I can't even imagine this. Please know that you are in our prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jim and Carol107
I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest, kindest, caring people I ever met. There aren't enough words to describe his big heart.
You are all in my prayers. Love Roxanne
Loy and family,
Our Deepest condolences in the loss of Steve. What a great person he was to work with for all those years. We won't be able to make the visitation or funeral, as we will be out of town.
Ann and Rahn Lund