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Steve Kanski

Posted: Monday, Apr 22nd, 2013

Steve Kanski passed away after a short illness, April 4, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at the age of 83. He was born February 17, 1930, to Pete and Mary Kanski in Fairfield, N.D.

Steve leaves behind his beloved wife Janice of Lake Havasu City – they were married 57 years – his sons, Gary Kanski of Lake Havasu City, David (Lynda) Kanski of Pinedale; his daughters, Debbie (John) Thomas of Mitchell, Neb., and Diane Degenhart of Denver, Colo.; his brothers, Freddie and Harry (Leona) Kanski; sisters, Ann (Roy) Basaraba, Bettie (Paul) Haverluk and Sister Rose Margaret Kanski; five grandchildren, Clancy, Andrew, Lauren, Kael and Katie.

Steve enjoyed his life as a cattle rancher in Pinedale for almost 40 years. A farmer at heart, Steve loved to irrigate and work his land to produce hay and alfalfa. Steve retired from ranching in 1993, to Lake Havasu City in the winters, where he enjoyed playing golf for many years. Steve had a big heart and a generous hand. He always helped the less fortunate. Steve was a man of great faith. As much as we will miss him, we find comfort to know he is in heaven.

During the Korean Conflict he served in the Army and was stationed in Germany.

Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Steve’s family at garykanski@yahoo.com.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Kickin’ Cancer, PO Box 687, Pinedale, WY 82941.

A funeral and burial will take place this summer in Pinedale.

For the complete article see the 04-23-2013 issue.

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