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Steven D Yost

March 23, 1950 — June 30, 2023

Steve Yost

Steven Dean Yost of Haigler, Nebraska was born March 23, 1950, to Robert Dean and Arnita Arlene (Himberg) Yost in Benkelman, Nebraska. He passed away peacefully at his home Friday June 30, 2023.

His childhood was filled with "farm chores" with his brother, parents and grandparents. He had a lifelong love of animals and agriculture-which he luckily passed on to his family. He was tenderhearted to all animals, especially the young ones and until he left this earth on Friday, he was still hand feeding cake to his favorite cows.
Steve attended Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado until1967, when he chose what would become his permanent hometown of Haigler, NE. He attended Haigler Public School in 1967 and from that point on was committed to working on the family farm.

In 1968 he married Theresa Marie (Blecha) and from that union came Shelly in 1969 and Tina in 1971. Steve was dedicated to the Haigler community as he served on the Haigler school board and Haigler volunteer fire board for many years as well as serving on the St. Francis Co-Op board. Always one to have multiple irons in the fire, Steve managed Cheyenne County Feeders while feeding his own cattle and caring for cattle pairs on the ranch and farming. He was dedicated to helping other people achieve their goals as he was a steppingstone for Barb Wheaton to achieve her goal of turning the Haigler Cafe into a thriving business.
Steve was well-known to area sale barns and spent recent years as a cattle buyer and cattle feeder.
Steve was a passionate race fan and took memorable trips with his grandson to local dirt track and NASCAR races - as well as an annual competition between family members to pick the winner of the NASCAR season (some cheating may have been involved). The highlight of Steve's life was to watch his only grandchild, Trevin graduate college.

Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Arnita Yost.

Survivors include wife of 54 years Terry of Imperial, NE, mother- in-law Jean Blecha of Benkelman, Nebraska, daughters Shelly Yost of Aurora, NE and Tina Martin of Omaha, NE and only grandson Trevin Martin of Omaha, NE. Brother Dave and wife Patricia Yost of St Francis, KS. Brother- in- law Mike Blecha and wife Kathy of Kearney, NE brother-in-law Tim Blecha and wife LaVeta of Superior, NE and brother-in-law Jerry Blecha and wife Judi of York, NE. Many nieces and nephews in the family as well as friends will grieve his loss.


Funeral Services will be held Friday morning, July 7, 2023, 10:00 A.M. (MT) at the Haigler Community Building, Haigler, Nebraska with Rev. Brain Loy officiating and Kevin Schow speaking. Interment will follow at Haigler Cemetery, Haigler, NE.

Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2023, 3:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. (MT) at the Benkelman Memorial Chapel, Benkelman, NE

A memorial, In Steve’s memory, has been suggested to the Chase County FFA Chapter and the Haigler Rural Volunteer Fire Department.

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