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Steve A. Ham

Steve A. Ham

May 11, 1952 - June 16, 2022


  • Date: June 19, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Osage United Church Of Christ

Funeral Service

  • Date: June 20, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: United Church of Christ - Osage, Iowa


  • Location: Osage Cemetery - Osage, Iowa
  • Note: Burial will be at a later Date

Steve Ham, 70, passed away Thursday, June 16th at his home on the farm in Osage, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, at United Church of Christ in Osage with Pastor Dixie Laube officiating. Burial will be in the Osage Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. Steve was born May 11, 1952, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was adopted by Wayne and Neva Ham when he was 3 months old. Steve graduated from Osage High School in 1971. After graduation he was employed at Winnebago and White Oliver as a welder. Then in 1974 he began farming full time. On November 4, 1972, he was united in marriage to Janet Olson at Trinity Lutheran in Osage, Iowa. They raised three children on the family farm, Jeremy, Jamie and Holley. His passion was farming, working with his hands, building model airplanes, restoring tractors, and anything that required ingenuity. He especially loved watching his grandchildren participate in various activities while growing up. You could always catch him sitting at the kitchen table, drinking coffee, telling stories, and having conversations with neighbors, friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet; his three children, Jeremy (Jenn) Ham and their children, Rhett and Cael, Jamie (Sarah) Ham and their children, Garrett, Reagan and Carter, and Holley (AJ) Leitner and their children, Laurel, Bodey, Mason and Sawyer and sister, Kris (Tom) Holthaus. Many cousins, nieces and nephews that were very dear to him. He was preceded in death by parents, Wayne and Neva, his biological parents, Clarence and LaVonne Brown, brothers Larry and Steve. Family request no flowers. Champion Funeral Home, Osage (641) 732-3706.


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Jody Kleckner Benzel

June 19, 2022 - 8:54 AM

So sorry for your loss. I have all fond memories of Steve. Most of all the smile and the laugh. Hold those memories close to your hearts.

Joan Watson

June 18, 2022 - 1:40 PM

All our love and light to all his family. Joan Watson & Katie Ray TUCSON, AZ ❤️⭐️

Ron Valasek

June 18, 2022 - 11:38 AM

Always had a great time visiting with him! Saw him last year at the Mopar Max down at cedar falls raceway, had a good time talking about cars with him! I know he will be truly missed by his family and friends! Rest in peace Steve!

Glenn Schuler

June 18, 2022 - 7:16 AM

Enjoyed flying our planes outback some time ago

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