Obituary of Stephen Fest
Stephen Gibson Fest, 82, died Monday, September 23, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado. He was born on November 1, 1936, in Spencer Iowa, the son of the late Lucille and Thorrel Fest. He was preceded in death by his daughter Dawn Fest. Steven is survived by his wife Penny Fest to whom he was married for 59 years. Stephen is survived by a son and daughter in law Bradley (Jackie) Fest of Franklin, TN, and their children Christopher, Maddie, and Sara. And his daughter Michelle (David) Plechaty of Littleton, CO, and their children Zoe and Nadia. Also survived by one brother and sister in law Bruce (Beverly) Fest of Boulder, CO and their children Chrissie, Bettina and Joy.
Steve Fest was a graduate of Boulder High School. He was an AFS exchange student in Germany. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the president of 2 banks and managed the Fest Family Farms in Illinois, where he was a forerunner in soil conservation techniques. Steve loved traveling the world. He touched the lives of family, friends, and strangers with his wisdom and loving advice.
A memorial service in celebration of Stephen's life will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, October 5th at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO, 80303. A reception will follow the service at the church. Contributions: Dawn Fest AFS Scholarship Fund (https://give.afsusa.org/give/188477/#!/donation/checkout ) Heifer International.