Steve Loose

Jan. 3, 1949-Feb. 17, 2018

On February 17, 2018,

our Lord Jesus wrapped

his arms around Steve

Loose, and carried him

into the eternal peace of

Heaven. We, his family

look forward to our

heavenly reunion. His

memorial service will be

held at 11 am on Satur-

day, March 3, 2018 at

Zion Evangelical Church

in Scottsbluff with Pastor

Andrew Greiss officiating.

Cremation has taken

place and there is no visi-

tation. The family respect-

fully request that in lieu

of flowers, memorials in

Steve’s honor be made in

care of the family to offset

medical expenses, or to

the church.

Online condolences

may be left at

Bridgman Funeral

Home and Cremation Ser-

vices in Scottsbluff is as-

sisting the family with ar-


Steven Jacob Loose was

born January 3, 1949 to

Albert and Irene Yakel

Loose. He attended grade

school at Gering Valley

and graduated from

Melbeta in 1967. He en-

joyed all sports but was

more interested in watch-

ing the beet trucks pass

during harvest. He

learned his work ethic

from his dad and was

proud of his straight rows.

He worked with neighbor-

ing farmers and for

several seasons at the

sugar factory. After retir-

ing from farming, he

worked for the State

Department of Roads for

15 years.

In 1974 Steve met Mary

Bauer and they married

on January 3, 1976. He be-

came an instant father to

6 year old Andrea and 4

year old Adam. He taught

them about the good life

on the farm. Adam be-

came skilled in the fields

and tractors while Andrea

helped mom in the house

and garden.

Steve is survived by:

his wife, Mary, children,

Andrea (Brian) Hale of

Wichita Falls, TX, Adam

(Jennifer) Bauer of Charles

City, IA, Stephanie (Dru)

Loose of Colorado

Springs, CO. Grandchil-

dren Lexi Bauer of

Omaha, NE, Austin and

Ashlyn Bauer of Charles

City, IA, Brayden and Ari-

anna Hale of Wichita

Falls, TX, Brother, Jim

(Joan) Loose of Chandler,

AZ, Sisters, Karen (Dick)

Rubottom of Idaho Falls,

ID, and Susan (Austin)

Maddox of Scottsbluff,

NE, Nieces and nephews,

Chad Rubottom, Ty Ru-

bottom, Julie Camphouse

of Idaho, Toby Bauer of

Rawlins, WY, Terry Bauer

of Charles City, IA, Laurie

Bauer of Florida and John

Bauer of Hawaii. Rhonda

Johnston of Montgomery,

TX, Renee Graves of Hot

Springs, SD, Josh Loose of

Down, IL and Jamie Loose

of Chandler, AZ and

Steve’s favorite niece Sara

Maddox of Scottsbluff,


He was preceded in

death by: his parents,

in-laws Herb and Amy

Bertsch and

brother-in-law Byron


Good night. I love you

Steve. Your Mary.