Steven W. Nobles

Steven W. Nobles

1955 – 2024


HOLSTEIN - Steven Wilbur Nobles, 68, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at his home in Holstein, with family by his side. A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with a funeral service immediately following at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein. All are invited to gather at one of Steve’s favorite spots, the Holstein Country Club, following the service to share a toast and celebrate Steve’s life. A burial will be held at a later date at the Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Nicklas D Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements.

Steve was born on Aug. 23, 1955 to Wilbur and Barbara (Brooke) Nobles in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1973, where he excelled as a “Robbinsdale Robin” in soccer and downhill slalom skiing. After high school, Steve attended North Hennepin Community College. He made the move from the big city to Holstein in 1975 to begin working at Holstein Lumber and Structural Designs in the drafting/design department. His parents thought he would only last two months when they found out the population of Holstein, but he ended up calling it home and stayed for 48 years.

Steve married Terri Meyer in 1979. They had two sons, Matthew Steven and Grant Michael. He enjoyed following their sporting events and was proud of all their accomplishments through the years.

Steve had a love and keen eye for design. He was always proud of the part he played in the design world and the construction of numerous homes and commercial projects in the Iowa and Nebraska area. Over the years, he worked for several construction companies, but most recently, Burke Engineering in Sioux City. Steve loved socializing with his friends and playing golf. He supported his numerous Minnesota sports teams, including the Gophers, the Vikings, the Wild, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He especially loved relaxing time at the Verlo cabin “Up Norte” in Minnesota where he was always on “Lake Time.”

Steve is survived by his sons Matthew (Amanda) Nobles of Holstein, Grant Nobles and fiancé Becky Elming of Johnston; grandchildren, Aubrey and Dane Nobles of Holstein; brother, Jeff Nobles of Golden Valley, Minnesota;  sister, Julie Steffens of Albertville, Minnesota; nieces and nephews, Rachel, Clint, Whitney, Brooke and Dustin; and his lifelong best friend, Rick (Jennifer) Verlo of Maple Grove, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Barbara (Nobles) Rice.

Online condolences can be made at


Services: Feb. 9, Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home, Holstein

Burial: Later date, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home • Holstein • 712-368-4332



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