Steve Moline Obituary

Steve  Moline
Steve Moline
Steve Moline

August 23, 1960 - March 14, 2021
Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Resided in Panora, Iowa
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Stephen “Steve” Harold Moline, 60, husband of Kathryn “Kathy” Mary Moline of Panora, Iowa, passed away on March 14, 2021, surrounded by family in his home after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

Born August 23, 1960, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, along with his twin brother Scott, he was the son of the late James and Margaret Moline.

Steve grew up on the farm in Rolfe, Iowa, which played a major role in what shaped Steve during his formative years. Steve would be the first to credit his parents in helping to mold him into the wonderful man, husband, parent, brother, and friend that he became. After graduating from Rolfe High School, Steve attended Iowa State University where he left with a degree in Agricultural Economics and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Iowa. Steve spent a short period of his professional career in the private law sector before spending a bulk of his career at the Iowa Attorney General Office’s Farm Division as an Assistant Attorney General. Steve spent the last part of his career as the Division Director for the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Steve took great pride in being a public servant and devoted his career to “helping the good guys.” His colleagues will remember his intellect, wit, humor and directness in helping navigate the State of Iowa through many difficult situations.

Steve met the love of his life, Kathy, at the AG’s office where they both worked and would go on to be married in 1988. They moved to Dallas Center, Iowa in 1991 where they would raise their two sons, Jake and Adam who would go on to be Steve’s greatest accomplishment. Steve and Kathy made a great team and will forever be remembered as such. Nothing was more important to Steve than his family and his faith. Steve became a fixture of the community in Dallas Center through coaching his boys and their friends in baseball, basketball, and football on countless teams. He served on the DCG school board and helped to move the school district forward during some trying times.

Steve had many passions in life, but few superseded his love for golf and the Cyclones, both of which can let you down more often than not, but the good times always keep you coming back. Steve and Kathy moved out to Lake Panorama in 2010 where they built their dream home and were able to enjoy 10 years of building new friendships and playing in golf outings together. Steve and Kathy won the last tournament they played in together, the “Divorce Open” at LPN, while Steve was battling cancer.

Steve was a great example of how a person can be both hardworking and empathetic. His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone who knew him. He had no major regrets in life other than what he will miss. We will miss Steve everyday but know that he is already watching over us and will continue to live on through those who knew and loved him.

Steve is survived by his spouse, Kathy of Panora, Iowa; his sons, Jake (Maddy) of Adel, Iowa and Adam (Angie) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; his two grandchildren, Hazel Mae and George Stephen of Adel, Iowa; his brother, Scott (Jayne Tabor) of Indianola, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret; and his infant brother (Baby Moline).

Given the current pandemic, a service for close friends and family will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Dallas Center United Methodist Church in Dallas Center, IA. Masks are required. At this time there will not be a visitation and a private burial will be held later this Spring.  

The funeral service will be livestreamed and can be viewed on the Dallas Center United Methodist Church Facebook page.

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Arrangements by Iles Brandt Chapel - Dallas Center





Service for Close friends and family
Dallas Center United Methodist Church
1504 Walnut Street
Dallas Center, IA
Saturday, March 20, 2021
10:00 AM