Stephen Albert Kroner, 48, passed away peacefully at home on December 16, 2014. The family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 with a memorial service held at 1:00 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel.
Steve was born July 12, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1984 and the University of Iowa in 1988, where he also earned an MBA in 1992. Throughout his career he worked at Maytag, Ford and Wells Fargo before venturing into the restaurant industry as the owner of Angelos on 8th Street in West Des Moines in 2013.
Steve married Jennifer Ploof in 1996 and was a loving father to his two daughters, Amber and Kaitlyn. He was an avid golfer, traveler, facebooker and a diehard fan of the Reds, Bengals and Hawkeyes and hoped someday to become a competent pitch player.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved daughters, Amber (Cody) and Kaitlyn; ex-wife and friend, Jennifer (Chad) Kirschbaum; brothers, David (Heidi), Keith (Christina) and Kyle (Bridget); nephews, Nile, Ethan, Nolan and Cole; niece, Gwyn and his favorite aunt, Rose. Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Red and Margie.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Animal Rescue League. A celebration of life of the “Ultimate Stallion” will continue from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Angelos, 1238 8th Street in West Des Moines.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.