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Stephen G. ‘Steve’ Mallette, age 71, of Hooper, Nebraska | KTIC Radio

Stephen G. ‘Steve’ Mallette, age 71, of Hooper, Nebraska

Stephen G. ‘Steve’ Mallette, age 71, of Hooper, Nebraska

Stephen G. ‘Steve’ Mallette, age 71, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Friday June 7, 2019, in Omaha. Services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at Ludvigsen Morturary is in charge of arrangements.

Steve was born June 14, 1947 to Clifford and Edith ‘Hultman’ Mallette. He was raised on his parents’ farm near Hooper, Nebr. He was baptized and confirmed at Swaburg Lutheran Church near Hooper. Later, when his parents retired, they moved to Oakland. Steve graduated from Oakland High School and then, went on to Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebr. He moved to Hooper and went to work for the Farmers Coop in Hooper and retired from there. After retirement, Steve started the Hooper Tire and Service at the former Coop location in Hooper. He continued with this business until his death.

He loved music. He sang and played the guitar with a band, The Velvet Haze. He also loved sports and spent much time playing fast pitch softball where he was an outstanding pitcher for several years. Hunting and fishing were two of his priorities. He and his brother Mike spent many long hours together, during the hunting season. Steve was inducted into both the Nebraska Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his daughters, Cherish Calabretto and Marcy Mallette; grandchildren, Alec and Elyse; great granddaughter Natalie; sisters, Lylas Guthrie and Bonnie Larson; brother, Mike (Donna) Mallette and several nieces and nephews and his dog, Buddy.

Deceased family members include his parents; Sister and Brother-in-law, Vivian and Lee Babcock.


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