Stephen Douglas Brodie was born Aug. 15, 1943, in Le Mars, one of five children born to William Wallace and Reva Phyllis (Sheetz) Brodie. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School.
In 1961, Steve enlisted in the United States Army. He faithfully served as a paratrooper until earning his honorable discharge in 1964. Steve returned home where he began his career as a welder. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. His career took him throughout the Midwest working on various projects.
On Dec. 26, 1968, Steve and Sheila Van De Berg were married in Sioux City.
On April 21, 1972, Steve and Nancy Hoppe were married at Cushing. The couple made their home in Sioux City.
Steve was a faithful member of Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion in Le Mars. He participated in numerous military honors at local cemeteries as well as events where the Color Guard was present. He enjoyed music and singing Karaoke.
Steve will be lovingly remembered by a son, Ryan Brodie and his children Tyler, Brooke and Sidney and a son, Brad Brodie, all of Sioux City; a daughter, Shelley Koellmer and her husband, Jeff and their children Taylor, Calab and Josiah, all of Marysville, Wash.; a sister, Mary Aarons and her husband, Joel, of Chicago, Ill., and a sister Margaret Kroepel of Le Mars.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jack and Tom Brodie.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.