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Todd Allen Steward

March 23, 1964 ~ March 24, 2019 (age 55)

Todd A. Steward, age 55, died Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 at his home in Norwalk.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th at Community of Christ in Des Moines.  A visitation and luncheon will immediately follow services at the church.  Directions to the church are under the service details tab.

In lieu of flowers, plants or other gifts; Todd's family would very much be appreciative of donations being applied by selecting the APPEAL FOR DONATIONS tab on this screen.  All donations collected here will go toward funeral cost and the much needed income for Esther going forward.  Thank you.


Todd's Life Story

Todd Allen Steward, age 55, died Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 at his home in Norwalk, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th, at the Des Moines Central Community of Christ Church in Des Moines, Iowa. A luncheon will immediately follow the church service. Todd Allen Steward, the son of Allen and Karen (Ingle) Steward, was born on March 23, 1964 in Galesburg, Illinois. Todd grew up on his parent’s farm near Galva, Illinois with his two younger siblings, Dan and DeAnna Steward. Growing up, Todd played on both the junior high school basketball and wrestling teams. He was a member of FFA, where he served as Treasurer during high school. He graduated from Galva High School in 1982. Following high school he worked laying carpet and installing tile for Carpet Time in Galva, Illinois. During this time he met Esther Detrick through a double date with mutual friends. They were married on February 14, 1986. They made their home in Galva, Illinois and to this union they had two sons, Christopher and Trenton. Todd worked at Classic Coach Interiors in Kewanee, Illinois for a year as a lead worker customizing vans for the handicapped. Todd and Esther moved to central Iowa to be closer to her extended family. Todd roofed for Newberry Construction in Ankeny, Iowa for a couple of years before going to work in 1990 for Paul Mueller Company (PMC) as a warehouse worker. He was promoted up through the ranks to a Buyer and supervisor at PMC in Osceola, Iowa, where he was employed for over 27 years. He enjoyed watching movies; woodworking; gardening; listening to classic rock-n-roll music and remodeling with his sons who both worked for his personal business venture, Affordable Home Improvements by Todd. He became a member of Des Moines Central Community of Christ Church in 2010. He served as a deacon beginning in 2013, with ministry on the leadership team, as an Assistant CFO and faithfully led as the Building and Grounds Officer over the Building Committee. At West Des Moines Community of Christ Church he respectfully served for over a year on the Facility Management team. Todd was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Herschel and Geneva (Larner) Steward, fraternal grandparents Forest and Bessie (Sarver) Ingle; and his father-in-law, Earl Wayne Detrick. Todd is survived by his wife, Esther of Norwalk, Iowa; and his two sons, Christopher and Trenton, of Norwalk, Iowa. He is also survived by his parents Allen and Karen Steward both of Galva, Illinois and Zephyrhills, Florida; a brother, Dan Steward (wife, Deanna) of Galva, Illinois; a sister, DeAnna Black of Phoenix, Arizona; his mother-in-law Mary Jo Bowen (husband, Robert); a brother-in-law Joseph Detrick of Waukee, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Tirzah Lonsdale (husband, Richard) of Moline, Illinois; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews  

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