In Memory of

Steven D. Crouse

June 10, 1959 - January 20, 2021
From: Lytton, IA

Lytton – Steven D. Crouse 61, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home in Lytton.  Memorial Services will be at a later date with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery, Jolley.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Steven is survived by his sons, Brandon (Melissa) Crouse of Yelm, Washington and Austin (Caroline) Crouse of Somerville, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, McKaylee and Hudson Crouse; parents, Duane “Bill” and Shirley Crouse of Twin Lakes; and brother Jeff (Amy) Crouse of Fort Dodge; and other relatives and friends.

     Steven Duane Crouse was born June 10, 1959 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High and attended Iowa State University.  Steven was united in marriage to Julie Knutson and two sons were born to this union.  The couple later divorced.  Steven owned and operated a pool cleaning business in California for many years, and played in the band “Lenny Zero”.  He moved to Springfield, Missouri where he worked as an iron worker in construction.  In 2012, he made his home at Lytton where he worked for Essentia Protein Solutions/Proliant until his retirement.  Steven enjoyed playing his guitar and riding motorcycles.  


Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM
“Steve will be missed, but not forgotten. Steve has always been an upstanding - stand out human to me. Good wholesome mid-western up bringing I suppose. I am grateful that Steve (Julie K., Mike L., & Donn J.) serendipitously was a part of in and of my life. Thanks Steve! (Dave - Drums for the California edition of Lenny Zero)”
- Dave Nelson

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:34 PM
“First my condolences. My prayers go out to all family members. The best thing I can remember is that I was always inspired by his music, his humor his friendship. For that I will never forget. Thanks Steve, God Bless
With our deepest sympathies Mari and Justin Blackburn”
- Justin Blackburn

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:43 AM
“So sorry to hear about Steve. Prayers to you and your family.”
- Brad and Pam Bleam

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:30 PM
“I loved being in a band with Steve. Those years in Ames were great times. He was a great musician and friend. I think of him often. ”
- Kirk Mathison

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:48 PM
“I have many great memories of Steve in high school and while he attended ISU. I was in attendance many days and nights spending time with him and Mark Brown as they played and practiced in their college band Renegade. He was a really kind and good soul and one that I and many of us will miss. RIP my friend.”
- Jimmy collins

Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:17 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss of Steve. I have great memories of Steve in band at high school. He was a very talented guy and will be missed. ”
- Starliene Burch

Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:16 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Steve's death. I have so many fond memories of him from Fort Dodge Senior High marching band, jazz band, All-State Band and other assorted musical memories. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.”
- Martha McNiel

Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:14 PM
“So sorry to hear, condolences for your loss. ”
- Randy McCoy

Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 5:40 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Steve was a real talent. Thinking of you all.”
- Ann Sandell Mulder

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 6:32 PM
“I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a fun guy and talented musician. I hope your cherished memories will ease your heartache and give you comfort in the weeks and months ahead.”
- Mary Breen

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 6:03 PM
“So very sorry to learn about Steve’s passing. He was a talented musician and very kind person. I got to be in band and jazz band with him in high school. Great guy. You all have my deepest sympathies . ”
- Sigrid Larson Redpath

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM
“Sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jim Hanes

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:02 PM
“So very sorry to hear this. Steve was a good friend/bandmate/co-worker/college mate. I’m stunned. Deepest condolences to Jeff, mom & dad.”
- Mike Loos

Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:35 AM
“Im so very sorry and send our condolences to the family”
- Shelly Teague

Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:11 AM
“So sad to hear of Steve's passing, what a shock.
My sympathy to his entire family.
Always enjoyed visiting with him. ”

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 2:34 PM
“So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. My deepest sympathy to the family who we have been close friends for a long time.”
- Vicki Harper

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