Steve Collier, 64

Steve Collier passed away at his home in Dunning, July 31,2012. Steven Wayne Collier was born to Wayne and Zona Collier in Omaha, Aug. 5, 1947.The family made their home southwest of Dunning on the Collier family ranch. Steve graduated from Halsey-Dunning High School in 1965.Following graduation, Steve enlisted in the Army. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Wyo., for two years. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Nebraska and made his home in Broken Bow.He was employed by Wenquist Auto Parts. He later returned to the family ranch where he spent several years.ln 1980, Steve married Carolyn Pollard and they made their home in Poncha Springs, Colo. Steve was employed by CoZinco. He managed the fertilizer production company. Steve and Carolyn enjoyed the home they built in Poncha Springs for many years. The house and yard were an ongoing project they loved to work on. Steve was a fantastic mechanic and loved to fix anything.Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn {Pollard} Collier; his father, Wayne Collier; in-laws, Walter and Vera Rieber, and Steve and Carolyn's precious dog, Muffin.Steve is survived by his mother, Zona Collier; brother, Walter (Rebecca) Collier; sister, Ginger Christiansen; step-children, Kirk (Phyllis) Pollard and families, Karla (Jeff) White and families; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Norval) VanDiest, Phyllis (Jim) Wilhelm, Sandi Reiber (Gene Sullivan); brother-in-law, Merlyn {Sharon) Rieber, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.Memorial services were Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at the Open Bible Church in Dunning with Pastor Ralph McKay officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at the Dunning Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Open Bible Church at Dunning.Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 9, 2012