Steve Werner, 34, of Dubuque, IA, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 in Dubuque, in a vehicle accident.
Steve was born June 22, 1983 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Steve joined the Army on July 17, 2007 as a proud 19D Cavalry scout, serving almost 8 years and deploying with the 6th Squadron 8th Cavalry Regiment of 4th Brigade Combat Team 3rd Infantry Division 3 times. Steve was an invaluable asset and everyone’s best friend, his indomitable spirit and ability to make anyone laugh carried his team through more times than can be counted. Steve’s awards include the Combat Action Badge, 3 Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, 2 Meritorious Unit Citations, 2 Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and the Drivers Mechanics Badge. “Until Valhalla brother, we will see you on the Fiddlers Green.”
Steve was honorably discharged in 2015. He then earned his EMT certification, and began working at Paramount Ambulance in August of 2017, a job he loved. Shortly after, he joined the Peosta-Centralia Fire Department as a volunteer. Steven was in an ambulance on the way home from transporting a patient to Chicago when it struck a semi-trailer. Steven was pronounced dead at the scene. He is survived by his wife, Krysta; his children, Kaden, Rilan, Nolan and Gracen; and his parents, Dan and Lugene Werner, of Cottage Grove, MN.
Steven will forever be remembered as a true hero who answered his final call doing what he loved to do.