Steve and Debbie met while attending Colorado State University. Steve majored in Business Management and Debbie in Early Childhood Development. They were married in 1975 in Fort Collins and have remained here the entire time since. Debbie, a "Navy Brat", has lived on the East Coast, West Coast, Guam and the Phillipines where she graduated from high school. She came to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State and has always been right at home here in her parents home state. Steve was born in Fort Collins and attended Fort Collins schools including Harris Elementary, Putnam Elementary, Lesher Jr High, Cache LaPoudre Jr. High, Fort Collins High and finally Colorado State University after two years at Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorao. After 25 years as a Farmers Insurance Group Agent, Steve entered Mortuary School at the urging of his long time mentor, Mike Reager. The insurance agency remains in operation today with the assistance of his excellent licensed staff. Steve is proud of his hometown and is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Fort Collins. Active in many civic activities, he enjoys supporting his CSU Rams. Steve is active in the Fort Collins Optimist Club and is a board member for the Fort Collins Senior Center Expansion Initiative. Steve and Debbie have a son, Ben, in Sarasota Florida who flies a Gulfstream G-IV corporate jet for a large corporation in New York. Daughter Dana and her husband live in Baton Rouge, Louisianna where husband Jered is a chemical engineer for a oil refinery.