Stephen (Steve) Merritt Crooks, age 55, of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019.
Steve was born February 17, 1964 to Mary Crooks and Geoffrey Crooks. He attended Lincoln Northeast High School. After high school, Steve entered the Army and was stationed in Fort Bragg, NC where he was also promoted to dad status. Upon completing his service, he returned to NE where he briefly attended UNL for engineering before he began work at Goodyear (ContiTech) for 30 years. Best times were with family and friends, lighting fireworks, playing music, fishing, camping, gardening, and cooking amazing food. Treasured most were the times vacationing with his children, taking photos, and star gazing. Steve was an accomplished singer guitar player and artist.
Survived by his children, daughter Brianne Crooks; sons, Thomas Crooks (Aubrey Birch) and Alex Crooks; granddaughter, Sophia Crooks-Roth; brothers Geoffrey (Karen) Crooks and Michael Crooks; nieces and nephews; Preceded in death by his parents; son, Ian Crooks; granddaughter, Hope Lou Crooks-Roth.
A graveside service in celebration of life: 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at Fairview Cemetery, 8400 Adams St., in Lincoln.