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Steve Kaps

August 14, 1957 — July 21, 2023

Steve Kaps age 65 of Arcadia, NE passed away July 21, 2023, at the Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 10:30 am at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City, NE with Father Richard Pointkowski officiating. Burial will be in the North Lee Park Catholic Cemetery near Arcadia, NE at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Arcadia Fire Board or Arcadia Sons of the American Legion. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, with Rosary at 6:00 pm at the St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Words of encouragement can be left at www.govierbrothers. com. 

Stephen Wayne Kaps was born August 14, 1957, in Broken Bow, NE to Wayne “Pete” A. and Rose G (Fagot) Kaps. Steve graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1975. After graduating he attended UNL, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Steve married Wilma Jepson on July 7, 1984, in Broken Bow. The couple made their home near Arcadia where they still farm today. Steve enjoyed family time especially with his kids and grandchildren and his family at Lake Mc McConaughy, fishing, and farming. Stephen served on the Parish Council, Sons of the American Legion, Arcadia Fire Board, Arcadia Public School Huskie Foundation and Arcadia Safety and Preservation Fund, Board (A.S.A.P).

Steve is survived by wife Wilma of Arcadia, son Tyler (Melissa) Kaps of Ord, daughter Krista (Shane) Scott of Broken Bow, three grandchildren Shelton Scott, Hadley Scott, and Brogan Scott, father Wayne “Pete” Kaps of Kearney, sisters Connie (Mike) Mohatt of Omaha, Carol (Gary) Masek of Valparaiso, Cheryl (Rick) Kaelin of O’Fallon, MO, and Kay (Ed) Mayer of Plano, TX, sister-in-law Wanda (Mitch) Carrier of Onawa, IA, brothers-in-law Waran (Pam) Jepson of Greeley, Co, and Wayne Jepson of Moorhead, IA, and many nieces, and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother Rose, sister and brother-in-law Karen (Terry) Connick, mother and father-in-law Allan and Doris Jepson. 

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