Steven David Kazda, 63 of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on May 14, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
Steve was born on July 11, 1955, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Irvin and Darlys (Arenholz) Kazda. Steve was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. He graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1973. After high school, Steve worked with Martin Volmer as an apprentice chef at Glenview Golf Club in Chicago. When he returned to the Waverly area, he worked at a metal fabrication factory in Shell Rock; drove truck for Mickey Express in Fort Dodge; bartended in the Waverly and Plainfield area; worked at I.B.P in Waterloo. Prior to his retirement in 2018; Steve had worked the last fourteen years at Kwik Star in Waverly. After his retirement he assisted farmers in the Waverly area.
Steve enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, and gardening. Steve and Joyce were Market Masters for the Waverly Farmers Market. Steve was known as an exceptional baker.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Waverly; his parents, Irvin and Darlys Kazda of Waverly; a daughter, Megan (Jake) Gotta of Texas; a son, Ben Kazda of Texas; a son, Bryan (fiancé, Becky Marsh) Maxey of Waverly; and a son, Thomas (Jenna Bush) Maxey of Waverly; grandchildren, Kayley Maxey, Connor Maxey, Gavin Maxey and grandson due in July; a brother, Daryl (Sherry) Kazda of Horton, a brother, Richard (Deena) Kazda of Waverly
Steve was preceded in death by his brother, Marc Kazda; his maternal grandparents, Harm and Esther Arenholz, and his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Roselea Kazda.
A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Larry Trachte officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the prayer service from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial of his cremains will be held at a later date.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187
Kaiser Corson has a highly dedicated, professional staff to provide unconditional service before, during, and after the immediate need. Kaiser-Corson offers at-need services including complete funeral services, cremation services, immediate burial services, body donation, transfer and receiving services, and a full line of funeral related merchandise. Serving the communities of Waverly, Shell Rock, Denver, Readlyn, and surrounding areas.