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(78) Steve Flammer passed away on April 11, 2023 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's.
Steve was born on August 8, 1944 in Logan, Utah to Hans and Arizona (Gibbons) Flammer. He grew up on the Island in Logan and was the eighth of nine children. At age 5 he contracted Polio and had multiple surgeries throughout his early childhood. He attended Wilson Elementary school, Mount Logan Middle School and Logan High school, graduating in 1962. In his high school years he worked at the Capital Theater and was voted the Christmas Stocking Boy for the Class of 1962.. He attended Utah State University before serving in the Germany Düsseldorf mission. In the fall of 1966 he returned to USU majoring in Psychology. While there he met Shauna Nelson and after a courtship made for daytime drama they were sealed in the Logan Temple on June 4, 1970.
In 1971 he took his first job in education in Snake River School District in special education. He worked concurrently to complete a Masters Degree in Special Education, finishing in 1974. He moved his small family to Liberty, Idaho in 1975 to take a job as a school psychologist at Bear Lake High School and later that school year he moved into the school counselor position. In Liberty he lived out his dream working as an educator and as an amateur farmer, raising chickens, pigs and milking the family cow every morning before heading off to school. With his summers off he also dabbled in logging, carpentry, and building hay sheds before he found scouting. From 1982-2003 he worked as an administrator at Camp Bartlett, Camp Hunt and Hull Valley. He loved the scouting program and thoroughly enjoyed working with staff, scout masters and scouts.
In 1983 he moved with a larger family to Providence Utah where he worked as a counselor at South Cache Middle school and moved to Spring Creek Middle School when it was built in 1986. He loved the people he worked with and the kids that he served. His quick wit, sense of humor and his gift to see the good in everything and everyone made him a beloved counselor, teacher, father and husband.
He reluctantly retired in 2011. Shortly after he and Shauna were called to serve in the Hungary Budapest mission. They quickly fell in love with the place and the people. His mission helped strengthen his love for his Savior.
Steve was happiest when he was loving and serving. His grandchildren were often the recipients of that love and he enjoyed mentoring and teasing them. Even well into his illness he still found great joy in being with his children and grandchildren.
He held many positions in the church, from bishop to nursery leader and never turned down an opportunity to serve others.
Steve is survived by his wife Shauna Nelson Flammer and his 6 children Michael (Lauretta), Robert (Trisha), Jeff (Ikumi), James (Brittany), Kyle (Cassie), and Shelly (Jens) Hurst and 28 grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Mary (John) Tallmadge and Diane Flammer. He is preceded in death by siblings Adolf, Gordon, Philip, Paul, Regina and Corolie.
A viewing will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the White Pine Funeral Home, 753 S 100 E, Logan, UT. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on April 22, 2023 at the Providence Stake Center, 180 South 485 West, Providence, UT, with a viewing prior to the service from 9:00 - 10:30 AM at the church.
The funeral service can be viewed via Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84699795543
Friday, April 21, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
White Pine Funeral Services
Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00 - 10:30am (Mountain time)
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
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