Steven Ray Gonnerman was born on August 2, 1956, the son of Raymond and Berdena (Aldag) Gonnerman in Denison, Iowa. He attended school in Schleswig and graduated from Schleswig High School with the class of 1974. Following his education, he helped his father with trucking and on the family farm. He then started at Feeder's Supply in Schleswig.
Steve married Rita Emerson on August 22, 1998, in Charter Oak. He was confirmed as an adult at St. John Lutheran Church also in Charter Oak. Steven worked for a couple different agriculture companies, first at Farm Service Cooperative in Denison and later Charter Oak Agriculture, until it switched hands to Novus Agriculture.
Steve was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He enjoyed drinking beer and hanging out with friends and family. He was devoted to his job and took great pride in running his sprayer.
Steve passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at CHI Health in Missouri Valley at the age of 66 years, 10 months and nine days.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lance Wolmutt in 2005; wife, Rita Gonnerman in 2008; and brother, Duane Gonnerman. He is survived by his daughter, Nycole (Tom) Ganzhorn of Woodbine; five grandchildren: Blake, Jayde, Briana, Tessa and Abby; sister, Rhonda (Ryan) Kragel of Schleswig; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Charter Oak. Memorials may be directed to the family.