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Steven "Steve" Ashley

Steven "Steve" Ashley

January 13, 2018

Steven “Steve” W. Ashley, 69, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his home with his family while under the care of Heartland Hospice.

He was born April 14, 1948, in Chippewa Falls, WI, the son of David and Audrey (Dunn) Ashley of Jim Falls. He attended Jim Falls Schools and Chippewa Falls High School. Steve graduated from UW Stout with a B.S. in Industrial Technology.

On August 24, 1968, Steve married Beth Stoffel at Saint Peters Catholic Church in Tilden.

He worked for Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, UOP of Bloomer, and Cray Research for many years. More recently, he had rental properties and worked for Gold Cross Courier where he loved seeing his regulars.

Steve was a proud and loving husband, dad, and grandpa. He loved reading, hunting and golfing as well as caring for his plants & flowers. As a teenager Steve was an Eagle Scout. Later in life, spending time with his kids, grandkids, and his springer spaniel, Baxter, was his greatest joy.

He is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Beth; children, Lisa (Mike) Yakesh, Karyn (Gary) Bearden, and Adam (Beth) Ashley; grandchildren, Logan, Marina & Cassidy Yakesh, Braden & Bo Ashley; sister, Marianne (Randy) Missfeldt and brother, Mark (Deb) Ashley.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Suzanne; grandparents, Edward & Martha Ashley and William & Maurita Dunn.

In lieu of sending flowers, please enjoy taking them to someone you love.

Funeral Services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Private burial will be held at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Tilden at a later date.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


2-5 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.


5 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral 715-568-5600. All Flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 12 Noon Wednesday.


  • Anita (Syverson) (Vavra) Racine Beth and family........ very shocked to hear of Steve's passing, Beth, a worlds biggest hug to u! With all sincerity, love and care,,, Anita (Syverson) (vavra) Racine

    January 20 at 4:48pm

  • Karen Hayden Steere Dear Beth and family,
    You will be in my prayers. Losing a loved one is the hardest thing in our lives to deal with. My heart goes out to you. Remember all of the good times and and keep your focus on them.


    January 19 at 2:58pm

  • Bill and Gail Thedinga Lisa — You have our sympathy on the loss of your dad. We know what it is like to lose a father and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bill and Gail

    January 19 at 6:53am

  • Jennifer(Bowe) Goulet I send my Condolences to Karyn and her Family.I know he will be sadly missed.Sorry for your loss.HUGS KARYN!!!

    January 18 at 9:28AM

  • Linda & Joe Jackson We wish to express our deepest condolences to the Ashley family. Enjoyed working with Steve at UOP many years ago and I am grateful to have visited with him at Rob’s birthday celebration.

    January 17 at 12:33PM

  • Roger Franz Your and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your faith sustain you during this most difficult time.
    Roger and Mary Franz

    January 17 at 12:03PM

  • Cindi (Gerber) Gruebling I attended grade and high school with Steve and was friends with Marianne. I remember Steve was one of the star baseball players and we all wanted to be on his team. He was also a ruthless Monopoly player on the rare occasions we could convince him to play with us. It sounds as though he had a life full of love and activities he enjoyed. You have my sympathy.

    January 17 at 9:59AM

  • Kathy Tollefson Dear Beth and Family,

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one and while I didn't know Steve well, I do know that his children and grandchildren brought him immense 'pride and joy'. Your memories will remain in your hearts forever and his legacy will live on in all of you.


    January 17 at 9:50AM

  • Vicki Bowe Brown Beth,
    My sympathy to you and your family on the death of your husband. May the many happy memories you have of Steve keep him with you always.

    January 16 at 9:59PM

  • Holly Stroschein I’m very sorry for your loss. I have so many great childhood memories with your family. Sending prayers and much love to you all.

    January 16 at 2:50PM

  • Cindy Folts Hello Beth, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You are in my prayers. Since only Jesus can heal your aching heart, keep Him close as you walk each day through life. He will be there to heal you and bring joy to your life. Keeping you in prayer. Cindy Folts

    January 16 at 2:37PM

  • Arlene Holden Mark & Debbie sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Prayers to you all.

    January 16 at 9:35AM

  • Jane peterson Dear Beth. So very sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. You are a dear person and supported Steve so well throughout his difficult illness. My prayers are with you and your family. Jane Peterson

    January 16 at 9:30AM

  • Kevin Mangan May the Spirit of the living God fall fresh on you and your loved ones

    January 16 at 9:06AM

  • Sue (Krejci) Shadof I'm very sorry to hear about your husband. Sincere condolences to you and your family, Beth.

    January 16 at 8:22AM

  • Jerry & Jan Pecha Beth: You have our sympathy. We are going to miss him at the golf course. We will be back in Bloomer in April,if there is anything we can help with don't be afraid to ask.

    January 15 at 5:43PM

  • Lonnie Heidtke Beth and family,

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. We will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Regards, Lonnie & Kathy Heidtke

    January 15 at 3:06PM

  • Janet Dachel Zenner Hello Beth, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.

    January 15 at 2:08PM

  • Earl & Bernie Hassemer Our Lisa just told us about Steve. We were so sorry to hear this. Please accept our sympathies we wish we were there to give you all a hug. We liked Steve a lot. We will be praying for all of you.

    January 15 at 6:08AM

  • Pat Rosenberg Dear Lisa and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Know he is at peace in the arms of the Lord. His trials are over. He is in Paradise. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.

    January 14 at 6:46PM

  • Michelle & Jim Benson We are so sorry for your loss. May your hearts heal with loving memories of the special times you had together.

    January 14 at 6:36PM

  • January 14 at 6:29PM

  • Amy Grau Lisa and family, I am saddened by the transition of your father. May you all be comforted by memories of him sharing your life’s moments. May you feel his spirit and love with you always as the days go on . Hugs to you.

    January 14 at 6:10PM

  • Ken and Cheryl Nyhus So sorry to Steve's whole family for your loss.

    January 14 at 5:55PM

  • Tammy Toth So very sorry for your loss, Beth and family. Steve was a good man. The world is a lesser place without him.

    January 14 at 5:53PM

  • Tom & Susie Bleskacek Adam, very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our sympathy and thoughts to your family. Tom & Susie Bleskacekr

    January 14 at 2:57PM

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