Born June 20, 1953, Steve blessed our lives with his presence for 60 Years. Steve was born in Long Beach, Calif., and was raised in El Centro, Calif., where he lived most of his life running his land leveling business and farming, Wilkinson Farms. On Sept. 25, 1993, he married his wife, Kilah, in Bullhead City, Ariz., in front of their precious children and loved ones. In 2000, Steve sold his businesses and went to work for Seminis Seed Co.; then he was given the opportunity to travel around the world for the company in which he forged long-lasting friendships with those he traveled with and met in Thailand, France, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Chile. When he returned, he was given the opportunity to transfer to the Filer, Idaho, branch of Seminis and after traveling to Twin Falls, he and his wife fell in love with the people and the area. In 2003, Steve, his wife and daughter, Megan, moved to Twin Falls to start another adventure in his life with many new friends and considered this home.
Steve loved to fish and always looked forward to his annual fishing trip with his buddies, Tim, Chip, Bill, John, Dick and Glen to Corn Creek on the Salmon River. Steve served as a beacon of Love, Respect, Ethic and Friendship to anyone that he came in contact with.
He survived by his wife, Kilah; sons and wives, Nick (Kara), Pat (Kristen) and Sean (Naomi); daughters, Samantha and Megan; grandsons, Cruz, Indy and soon to be grandbaby No. 3 in October; brothers and wives, John (Pam) and Jeff; sister, Stacy; brothers-in-law and wives, Mickey (Peggy) and Geoff (Linsey); father and stepmother, Scott and Audrey; and father and mother-in-law, Jim and Claire; and many nieces and nephews that all loved him very much!
A drop in open house with family greeting friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Rosenau Funeral Home.
Donations in Steve’s name can be made through www.relayforlife.org and search for Keller Williams Realty and Friends or call Nicole Veenendaal at 208-861-0507.