Steven Daniel Silver, 58 years of age, of Minden, Nebraska (formerly of Funk, Nebraska)

Funeral Services for Steven D. Silver will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska with Reverend Gene Layne and Reverend Dr. Harold Berry officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege.

Steven Daniel Silver, 58 years of age, of Minden, Nebraska (formerly of Funk, Nebraska) passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Bethany Home in Minden. Steven was born January 10, 1955 at Kearney, Nebraska, the eldest of three children born to George D. and Donna M. (Lippstreu) Silver. He was baptized at the First Christian Church in Kearney and confirmed at the Emmaus Evangelical Free Church north of Funk. He received his primary education from Axtell Public School from Kindergarten through the Fifth Grades, Sixth through the Eighth Grades at Funk Public School and then graduated from Holdrege High School with the class of 1973. Steve then pursued higher education at the Kearney State College, where he studied Accounting.

Following his education, he engaged in farming with his parents on the family farm north of Funk. In November of 2001, Steve suffered a stroke. Then in January of 2002, he began to make his home at Bethany Home in Minden, where he was cared for like family.

Steve loved the outdoors, was an avid baseball fan, loved Husker Football and thoroughly enjoyed attending the activities of his nieces and nephews. Throughout the years at Bethany, Steve enjoyed having a special dog, Yoshi by his side.

Besides his grandparents, Steve was preceded in death by his father, George.

He leaves to mourn his passing; his mother, Donna Silver of Funk; one sister, Nancy Bartels and her husband, David of Riverton, Nebraska; one brother, Jim Silver and his wife, Sherri of Holdrege; a host of special nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.

A memorial has been established in Steve's honor and kindly suggested to the Funk Community Center, c/o the Phelps County Community Foundation.

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The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

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