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Steven Elwood Stiansen

December 10, 1946 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 74)


Steven Elwood Stiansen, 74, of Bloomsburg passed away Tuesday September 7, 2021 at Geisinger Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Danville.

Born in Newton, NJ, December 10, 1946, he was the son of the late Steve and Hazel (Behling) Stiansen and spent the past 20 years in Bloomsburg after moving from Sussex County, NJ

Steve was a 1965 graduate of Newton, NJ High School.  He attended Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA.  He was employed for 32 years by the Sussex County Health Department prior to retiring in 2001 as Chief Environmental Specialist. He met and knew many people in Sussex County because of his position.  Upon his retirement Steve and his wife Linda moved to Bloomsburg, PA, where he resided unitl the time of his death.

Steve was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomsburg.  He was a life member of the NRA.  He enjoyed collecting WWII rifles.  In his earlier days, he enjoyed photography and won a blue ribbon at the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show for one of his photos.  He enjoyed spending time on his tractor, mower, red Harley-Davidson, in his Thunderbird convertible and yellow Jeep, and puttering in his garage and basement.  He enjoyed collecting and displaying model trains, and collecting music including Linda Ronstad and Meatloaf.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and was very proud of all of them.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a sister Dorothy Biesantz.

Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married 30 years on June 15, 2021, the former Linda Rose; a daughter Heather Peyton and her husband Alan, Plano, TX; a son Steven C. Stiansen and his wife Jennifer, Hagerstown, MD; a step-daughter Kimberly Goodwin and her husband Scott, Hattiesburg, MS; five grandchildren Dylan Peyton, Plano, TX; Steven Parker and Ethan Stiansen, Hagerstown, MD; Brooke and Luke Goodwin, Hattiesburg, MS.  He also leaves behind several cousins.  Steve was the the proud father of his fur baby cats, Zippy and Stripes, and was hopeful to leave the hospital to go home to them.

At Steve's request, there will be no public services.  For his love of cats, the family requests memorial donations be made to Cats in Bloom, 102 W. Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or to an animal welfare organization of the donor's choice.

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