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Steven B. Hook 09/11/2020
October 1, 1945 - September 11, 2020

Steven B. Hook   09/11/2020

Steven B. Hook 09/11/2020
Oct 1, 1945 - Sep 11, 2020

Steven B. Hook   09/11/2020
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Steven B. Hook, 74, of Wellsburg, IA went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2020 with his family by his side at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Steve's funeral services will be live streamed at Anderson Funeral Homes Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time, Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Anderson Funeral Homes in Conrad, IA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com


Steve was born to Lester and Fern (Heikens) Hook on October 1, 1945 in Marshalltown, IA. He graduated from Wellsburg High School with the class of 1963. Steve attended the University of Iowa for two years and subsequently took a job as an inhalation therapist at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. He was united in marriage to Pamela Ammann on September 25, 1965 at the Second Christian Reformed Church (now the United Reformed Church) in Wellsburg where he served many years as an elder. Steve was drafted into the Army on October 10, 1966 and served in Viet Nam as a medic in a helicopter ambulance unit. He was seriously wounded several times, the last time requiring more than six months of hospitalization. Steve was inducted into the Dustoff Association Hall of Fame in San Antonio in February 2002 and the Army Aviation Association of American Hall of Fame in April 2011 in Nashville. He was also honored to appear on the TV Show "War Stories with Oliver North" filmed at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. Steve worked 31 years at the Wellsburg Post office, 27 of them as postmaster. He enjoyed hobbies such as golfing, hunting, and fishing. Steve also cherished time with his brothers from the 54th Medical Detachment and watching his two granddaughters' sporting events.

Steve is survived by his wife Pam, two daughters, Sara Hook of Frederick, MD and Polly (Tim) Tousey of Pella, IA, two granddaughters; Taylor and Ella, a sister-in-law, Karen Ammann of Elk Mountain, WY and two nephews, Scott (Laura) Ammann of Des Moines, their children, Zachary and Grace, and Robert J. Ammann of Badger, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Edward and Isabel Ammann, and a brother-in-law, Robert D. Ammann.

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Lisa Bienfang on Sep 16, 2020

Pam, Polly, Sara and family,
Sending you prayers and lots of love at this difficult time. Steve was a very special guy - so many great memories of him đź’•
Lisa (Heinrich) Bienfang

Bev (Heikens) Hatcher on Sep 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you, Steve, for your service you gave to our country.
Bev (Heikens) Hatcher

Gerald and Jeanie Meyer on Sep 15, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy Pam and girls so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve
Gerald first met him in the hospital in Viet Nam got to know him and always talking to him
He was a true hero and a friend! Will miss him Gerald and Jeanie Meyer

Anna Calcagno on Sep 15, 2020

Dear Sara,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.

With deepest condolences,
Anna Calcagno

Perry Paxton on Sep 15, 2020

Steve was Wellsburg's hero though I doubt id he thought of himself in that way . I never saw him in a bad mood. My niece, Jill Paxton, adored him. Pam, I am so sorry for your loss.

Perry Paxton

OSO Team (on behalf of) on Sep 15, 2020

Dear Sara and Hook family,
Words cannot even begin to express our sincere sorrow during this time of loss and mourning. May you find comfort, solace, and peace in the loving memories you possess, and in knowing that you remain in our continued thoughts and prayers.

Fondly,
Your OSO Team

Todd Boekhoff on Sep 15, 2020

Pam, Sara and Polly
I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I always enjoyed catching up with him when I was back in town for Wellsburg Daze and hearing his stories. He is a hero for everything he did for our country and somebody I was honored to know and be friends with. I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time.

Todd Boekhoff

Brent Ascher on Sep 15, 2020

Pam, Sara, & Polly
Sorry for your loss. Steve was a very special person to several people. I will always remember the days of trick-or-treating in Wellsburg with your house as the base of operations. It was also fun when our families got together for occasions and the "dads" going on their hunting trips. I'm sure Steve and dad are talking about the old days right now.

Brent Ascher

George & Tudy Brubaker on Sep 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to the family at this time of sorrow. Steve was such a hero to me...Blessings ...George Brubaker RM1 USN Ret. Reinbeck

Dennis and Bobbi Meints on Sep 14, 2020

Our sympathy to the family. He was "Captain Hook" in the CB days. Always fun to visit with. May your faith and memories sustain you.
Dennis and Bobbi Meints

Curtis Olthoff on Sep 14, 2020

Pam and family,

We are so sorry to her of Steve's passing. We were good friends growing up and had a memorable year rooming together at college.

We send out deepest condolences and wish you God's peace in the days ahead.

Curt and Kay Olthoff

Larry Bolhuis on Sep 14, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

I knew Steve through the Post Office as we were both Postmasters.

I would talk with often on the phone and at meetings.

He was very knowledgeable in many areas. He taught me many things in regards to the Post Office.

May God be with you in your sorrow. He will give you strength.

Ron and Shirley Cannon on Sep 13, 2020

Pam and family,
Shirley and I are so sad to hear of Steve's passing. We are so blessed that we were able to find and get to know the heroes of the 54th. It was such an honor to get to know Steve and enjoy his wit, his stories and laughter. It takes a special person to jump out of a helicopter and into a mine field to save the lives of his fallen comrades. Steve was such a person - who cared enough to risk his life so that others may survive. He had a warm and loving heart.

Thank you Lord for sharing Steve with us - he will be greatly missed. We pray for Your guidance to give Pam and family strength and comfort to make it through this difficult time.
Ron and Shirley Cannon

jean gjetson on Sep 13, 2020

Dear Pam, Sarah, Polly, and family,
What a remarkable person Steve was! His service as a helicopter ambulance medic will always be treasured by everyone in my family. Since I live in another state, we were rarely together, but those special times were filled with great stories, memories of the Hook family, and laughter. Steve, you will be missed immensely but we are grateful that you are at peace. Our deepest sympathy and love to each of you!!! jean and bill gjetson

Lee & Judy Riebkes on Sep 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing! The last time I saw him was at the post office after I did some business there. We talked on the sidewalk & he told me about the eagles that were close to where Polly lived. We had a very nice visit. Can't believe that he is with the Lord now but what a blessing to know he is at peace now.
Our sincere sympathy to Pam, Sarah & Polly & the rest of the family!
Thank you, Steve, for your service to our country & the sacrifices you have gone through!

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