Steven Hoss, age 74, of Valley City, ND, died Saturday, February 23rd at his residence in Valley City. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 1st at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Valley City. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening at the Church. Interment will be in Holy Cross North Catholic Cemetery, Fargo, ND.
Steven Michael Hoss, the son of Leo and Helen (Varney) Hoss, was born August 6, 1938 in Fargo, ND. Steve grew up and graduated from high school in Fargo. After receiving his education, Steve served his country with the US Army and Army Reserves from 1960 until he was honorably discharged on November, 30, 1966. During this same time, Steve began his career in the printing business working for Pierce Printing in Fargo, ND. On August 18, 1962 Steve married Jeanie Fering in Fargo, ND. Soon after, Steve opened his own printing business, Sheyenne Publishing and Office Supply in Valley City, ND. He and his wife Jeanie owned and operated that business together for over 40 years. Steve also served as the Administrator for Nativity Parish in Fargo, ND for a number of years. Steve served on the Valley City Commission and served as Mayor of Valley City for two different terms. Steve had many hobbies which included golfing, hunting and fishing. He was a skilled builder of scale radio controlled model airplanes. Steve spent countless hours in his basement shop building his airplanes. Steve also loved to tinker on old cars and hot rods. He also loved to go to car shows to show off his car and to visit with other automotive enthusiasts. Steve was also an active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Valley City Elks Club, Eagles Club and a member of the Valley City Country Club.
Steve is survived by his wife Jeanie, Valley City, ND; two sons, Mark (Sophie) Hoss, Anchorage, AK and Mike (Michele) Hoss, Pierre, SD; four grandchildren, Anna and Collin Hoss, Anchorage, AK and Megan and Austin Hoss, Pierre, SD; one brother, Bob (Carol) Hoss, Fargo, ND; one sister, Dianne (R. Tracy) Myers, Fargo, ND.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Leo Hoss.
Funeral arrangements by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City. Online guestbook available at www.lerudschuldt.com