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Steven Keith Jardine

February 27, 1969 — June 17, 2021

Steven Keith Jardine, 52, of Grand Island passed away June 17 in Omaha. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Pedersen officiating. Burial will follow in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 PM on Tuesday, June 22 at Apfel Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to the family for children’s education.

Steve was born February 27, 1969, in Grand Island to Keith and Pam Jardine. He grew up in Grand Island and received his education at GI Northwest. He attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice on a golf scholarship.

Steve married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Deborah Kuhlman, on August 29, 1992. The couple resided in Grand Island, and were the proud parents of a son, Jaden of Lincoln, and twin daughters, Brooke and Jordan, who graduated from GI Senior High last month.

Steve was a member of Riverside Golf Club, Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He was an avid golfer, a Husker football fan, an Oklahoma basketball fan, and a Kansas City Royal’s baseball fan. He was co-owner of a family business, Farmland Irrigation, until the business was sold in 2014. After that, Steve was extremely proud to start his own promising agricultural sales company.

All golfers have “golf stories”, and Steve was no exception. He scored three holes in one. One of them was in a terrible round of golf, and those who witnessed it share that he said, “you’re about to see something special”, proceeded to the tee and got a hole in one. He finished with “all it takes is one swing”. Steve was not just a golf storyteller, but a great storyteller overall. He could quote movie lines from many popular movies, and he knew every line from Caddyshack.

Steve was a storm chaser and loved a good thunderstorm. Those who did not know him well would think he was tough, and that was what he wanted them to think. Those who knew and loved him know he was incredibly soft hearted.

Steve is survived by his wife Deborah (Deb), his children Jaden Keith, Brooke M and Jordan L, his parents Keith and Pam Jardine, his sisters Shelly Harvey and Jennifer (Ellis) Jardine, brothers-in-law Russ Harvey, Tim (Tracie), Phil (Candy) and Mike (Angie) Kuhlman, mother-in-law Janice Kuhlman, father-in-law Don Kuhlman (Julie), Grandmother Arlene Boyd, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and Mylie Jo, his special puppy friend.

He was preceded in death by special grandparents.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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