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Friday October 23rd, 2020
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Stephen Joseph Reistoffer

Stephen "Steve" Reistoffer, 64, of Remsen, Iowa passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at his home in Remsen, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Father William McCarthy officiating.  Masks will be required and social distancing restrictions will be followed in the church.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA.  Visitation with the family present, keeping to social distancing restrictions will be 4-6 p.m. Friday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Visitation will resume 1 hour before the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent online and the funeral can be viewed at www.fischfh.com.

Steve was born March 19, 1956, to Raymond & Mary (Schreier) Reistoffer at Le Mars, IA.  He attended high school in Cherokee graduating in 1977.  During his childhood Steve learned the skills of hard work, faith in God, the adventures of childhood and a love of the practical joke.  After leaving his job with Weatherall in 1987, Steve and his father farmed for 10 years until his father retired from farming and moved to Remsen.  In 1996 Steve took a job at Pizza Ranch in Le Mars, IA.  He then went on to work at Wal-Mart in Le Mars where he stayed for 17 years.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  He loved fishing, bike riding and crocheting.  He enjoyed crocheting bedspreads for any who would express and interest.  Steve was a man of faith, devotion and a friend to all who knew him.

His memory will survive in the hearts and minds of his family, his mother, Mary of Remsen; Brothers, Glen Reistoffer of Paullina, IA, John (Kathy) Reistoffer of Oxnard, CA; his sister, Rose Reimert (Bill Ernst) of Obert, NE; his extended family, Kathy, Alexa and Ricky Hernandez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Raymond, his paternal grandparents, Leo & Cecelia (Gloden) Reistoffer, his maternal grandparents, Joe & Leonna (Gehrens) Schreier, aunts, Joann and Marlene Schreier, uncle Vernon Reistoffer.

Casket bearers will be, Glen & John Reistoffer, Kevin Pierson, Bill Ernst and anyone who wishes to help.

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My heart is broke and tears are streaming, I just learned of Stephen's passing. So many memories with the Reistoffer family but especially with Stephen and Mary! So many childhood memories; whether it was fishing, looking at comic books at the farm, or just going places...

Merri Lenz-Lorensen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to learn of Steve's passing Mary, we all enjoyed seeing you and Steve so much. You have my prayers.

Tim Menke Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Steve you were a great guy to work with. Always willing to do the best job above and beyond. R.I.P. Steve. Sympathy to the family for your great loss. He will be missed by so many! Bonnie C.

Bonnie Conner Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

There is not enough words to express how much you will be missed! I love you so much uncle Stefano. You were always so kind to me & my girls. You were such a good man & will always be forever in my heart. Until the day we meet again heaven may you rest in peace big red.

Audrey Radican Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

R.I.P. Stevie you will always be remembered my tenderhearted friend! Mary , you and your family will always be kept in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Teresa Larsen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the Reistoffer Family, You have my deepest sympathy. Joanne Schlichte

Joanne Schlichte Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. May Steve Rest In Peace.

Patti Bindner Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM