Steven J Poock
January 6, 1942 - August 23, 2017
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STEVEN POOCK
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Steven James Poock, 75, passed away suddenly at his home on August 23, 2017.

His life celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine with the Rev. Dr. Pamela Saturnia presiding. Visitation and lunch will follow at the First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. A private burial will take place at a later date. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com


He was born to Arnold H. and Evelyn Grace Tiesinger Poock on January 6, 1942, in Iowa City. The family settled in Monticello, Iowa. He was awarded the honor of Eagle Boy Scout.

Steve worked his way through college and graduated twice from Iowa State University earning degrees in Microbiology and Food Technology. He was a member of Adelante Fraternity where he was social chairman.

He met Arlen Long in chemistry class at ISU; a spark was ignited. They were married on July 24, 1965, in Boone, Iowa. They recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary with family.

He pursued a long career at Grain Processing Corporation where he was in technical starch sales. He retired in 2005.

In his more youthful days, Steve loved kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding with his family. He truly enjoyed camping trips with buoyant friends and his children.

Steve is remembered for his kindness, fairness, humbleness, and sense of humor. Persistence is his most influential life lesson he bestowed to his children.

He is survived by his wife, Arlen Poock; and two children, Brandon Poock of Muscatine, and Melanie (Tom) Morgan, of Coralville; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace and Benjamin Paul Morgan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Laurie Long of Madrid; and cousins, Dave (Doreen) Lechner and Shirley Merner of Cedar Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Gary Poock.
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Sat, August 26, 2017
12:00 PM


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First Presbyterian Church
401 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Sat, August 26, 2017
11:00 AM


Location

First Presbyterian Church
401 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Dennis Brooke
Sep 7, 2017

What a jolt it was to me to hear of Steve's passing. It has taken me a while to write this tribute because he was such a good friend and peer for so many years. We laughed through the years via work and continued throu... more

Sep 7, 2017
What a jolt it was to me to hear of Steve's passing. It has taken me a while to write this tribute because he was such a good friend and peer for so many years. We laughed through the years via work and continued through the social media after our retirements. Darn I am really gonna miss those almost daily emails. R.I.P. My dear friend!

Dennis Brooke
Terry Mowl
Aug 27, 2017

Sorry to hear about your loss. I liked running into Steve from time to time we would always talk about what was going on. When someone I know passes I think about how they were in my life even if it was years ago at a pl... more

Aug 27, 2017
Sorry to hear about your loss. I liked running into Steve from time to time we would always talk about what was going on. When someone I know passes I think about how they were in my life even if it was years ago at a place we both worked. To Steve's family you have my sincere sympathy in your loss. respectfully Terry

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Charissa Konz
Aug 26, 2017

Arlen- thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have lots of great memories growing up of spending time at your house and Steve taking us to Cedar Valley Stables! He has a beautiful soul.

John Sleichter
Aug 26, 2017

What a great character! He will be missed.

Nadine Vance
Aug 25, 2017

Arlen, I am so very sorry to learn of Steve's sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nadine

Georganne Maire
Aug 25, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I will surely miss the interesting emails I would receive from Steve. My prayers are with you Arlen and your family.

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