Steven Joseph Soppe of Rolla, Missouri was born February 1, 1959 to the late Donald and Barbara (Hopkins) Soppe in Dubuque, Iowa, and entered into rest April 27, 2013 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 54.

Steven was united in marriage to Ruth (Ternes) Soppe on November 2, 2005.

He enjoyed collecting and restoring cars, car racing, tractor pulls, tow trucks and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Ruth (Ternes) Soppe; daughters Barbara Soppe of Florida, Tracy Calton of Jefferson City, Mo., Melissa Ternes of Rolla and Heather Kamprath & husband Matthew of Rolla; sons Stevie Soppe & wife Heather of Rocky Mount, MO and Bryan Gibbs & wife Ashley of Rolla; step mother Shirley Welter; sisters Sally Coplan, Pam Alana, Kim Willis, Kathy Mackedanz, Karen Robertson and Kris Bries; brothers Cory Soppe, and Kenny, Kevin, Kent, Kurt and Kelly Welter; twenty one grandchildren and one great grandson along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother David Soppe in addition to his parents.

Services for Steven Joseph Soppe will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Stephen Kamprath officiating.  Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.  Interment will be at Edgar Cemetery in Dent County, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

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