Steve Krupke, age 62 of rural Hancock, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at his home. 

Visitation for Steve Krupke will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Morris, MN. 

Memorial services for Steven L. Krupke will be held on at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Morris, MN, with Reverend Michael Hanson will be officiating. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.  

There will be a live stream of Steven’s service starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020. View the service on the Pedersen Funeral Home website.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, Pedersen Funeral Home is now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, Pedersen Funeral Home will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.

Steven Lee Krupke was born on February 21, 1958, the first of four children born to Vernon and Yvonne (Lund) Krupke in Morris, MN.  Steven was baptized on March 29, 1958 by Rev. Allen T. Peterson and confirmed on May 6, 1973 by Pastor Lane Doernig, both at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Hancock.  He attended school in Hancock, graduating with the class of 1976. Following his education, Steve worked in the drywall business and as a farm hand for Terry Meierding and Daniel Jepma. 

While in high school, Steven was active in football, baseball, and basketball; during this time, he gained the nickname “Snapper” which stuck, and he would still be called Snapper or Snap for short.  Steve enjoyed playing horseshoes, reading, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting, mostly deer.  He was partial to John Deere tractors and Ford vehicles. 

Steve lived his life on his terms, he lived humbly and carefree.  He didn’t want or have much but was always willing to help friends and family when they needed help and give what he had.  He would always be seen with a smile on his face. 

Steve is survived by his mother: Yvonne Krupke of Hancock, MN; siblings: Brian Krupke of Hancock, MN, Jane (Brian) Berget of Willmar, MN, and Daniel Krupke of Hancock, MN; nieces and nephews: Ryan, Mariah, Deanna, Kayla, and Parker; and extended family and friends. 

Steve is preceded in death by his father: Vernon Krupke. 

Arrangements are with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.

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