We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Atlantic Location
Steven Paul Wessling, age 63, of Anita, IA, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Caring Acres Nursing Home in Anita, IA.
Steven was born on February 22, 1959, in Carroll, IA to Paul and Jane (Broich) Wessling. Steven grew up in Carroll until January 1964 when his family moved to Anita. Steve started school in Anita that fall and graduated with the Anita class of 1977.
On September 15, 1979, he married the love of his life, Lana Mahoney at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anita where he was a lifelong member. They continued to live in Anita where they raised their three children. When Steve graduated high school, he worked on the farm for Bill Russell. In 1988, Steve worked for Anita Farmers Co-op. He then worked for West Central Cooperative for many years as a Chemical Applicator & Grain Handler.
Family and faith were important to Steve. He loved spending time with many of his family members, especially his children and grandchildren who were very special to him. He loved to play cards and checkers with his grandchildren. Steve enjoyed annual Superbowl parties and playing cards with his friends. He also enjoyed farming in his younger years. Steve will be remembered as a kind, patient, gentle loving man, but most of all strong.
Preceded in death are his parents, Paul and Jane Wessling; sisters, Patty South, and Cathy Jones; nephew, John Paul Jones; and great nephew, Brooks Wollum.
Steve is survived by his wife, Lana Wessling of Anita; son, Robert Wessling of Anita, son, Trevor (Christa) Wessling of Anita, daughter, Laura (Justin) Rumple of Casey; sisters, Mary (Mike) Hosfelt of Massena, Ann (Ben) Harris of Anita, brother, Jim (Dianne) Wessling of Anita; sister-in-law, Rana Lansink of Ida Grove; six cherished grandchildren; and many treasured, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anita, IA at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Interment will take place following the service at Evergreen Cemetery in Anita, IA.
Visitation with the family will be held at Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Atlantic, IA, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be directed to the Wessling Family in honor of Steven. Memorials will be directed at a later date to many of his favorite local charities and events and may be mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home (P.O. Box 523, Atlantic, IA 50022).
Services are handled by the staff of Schmidt Family Funeral Home.