Celebrating the life of

Steven Raschke

Passed away on May 18, 2021

Steven Raschke

Steven C. Raschke, 68, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Candler Hospital with his friend Suzan by his side.  He was born February 8, 1953 in Vermillion,South Dakota to the late Kenneth and Avis Raschke. 

Steve worked in the fishing department at Bass Pro Shops for over 17 years, where he made many friends, sharing his knowledge and passion of this great sport. 

He is survived by his daughter, Christina Raschke, brother, Ken Raschke and his wife Barbara, sister, Beverly Nielson, nephews, Adam (Erin), and Josh, nieces, BeckySue and Jessica, and his very dear friend, Suzan (Thompson) Bosard.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.   




So sorry to here of his passing.

- Kim Parson, Bismarck, North Dakota

We’re deeply saddened at the news of Steve’s passing. Our condolences to his daughter Christina and the Raschke family.

- Bruce & Lynette Butler, Plymouth , MN

My sincere sympathy to Steve’s family and loved ones. I have fond memories of Steve’s humor and smile as my 1971 BHS classmate. May God bless you through this time of loss with His love, comfort and strength.

- Darcy Gallup Cline, Lawton, Oklahoma

I have many great memories having fun with Steve in high school. He was smart, funny and very talented. I am very glad I was able to visit Steve in Savannah in February 2919 along with Suzan Thompson Bosard and another classmate, Jacque Stuart Binstock. Time melted away with our visit. Cheers, Steve, and rest easy. Sue

- Susan Angell McCarthy, Eagan, MN

It is with great sadness to hear of Steve’s passing. Steve and I worked together at Bass Pro Shop at the initial store setup and for several more years after that. Steve and I enjoyed many fishing trips together, including a trip to Steinhatchee, Florida. He was such a fun person to be with, and an all around great guy. His unique sense of humor will be missed by all.

- Roger Straight, Savannah, Ga

Very sad to hear about Steve’s passing! He was a great guy who will be dearly missed. Prayers to all his family and friends!

- Maureen Clairmont Welsh, West Linn, OR

Very sad to hear about Steve’s passing! He was a great guy who will be dearly missed. Prayers to all his family and friends!

- Maureen Clairmont Welsh, West Linn, OR

Our deepest sympathies to the Raschke family. We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We are so glad to have seen Steve when he visited Arizona in November 2019. Lots of laughs and reminiscing.

- Judy and Bart Bergendahl, Gilbert, AZ

So sorry to hear about Steven. Sympathy to his family...

- Julie Barth, Bismarck, ND

I always remember Steve with a smile on his face. Rest In Peace.

- Marilyn & Rich Carrier, Bismarck, ND

I was saddened to hear about Steven's passing. I worked with him for 10 years at Bass Pro and know he'll be missed by many. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Steven.

- Ben Miller, Savannah, GA

Sad to hear of Steve's passing. Had good times through Jr and Sr High School. Steve was a mean saxophone player and always was fun to be around. Condolences.

- Dave Sande, Boise, Id

I hired Steven as part of our Grand Opening Team for the Savannah Bass Pro in 2003. For Fourteen years I could always rely on Steven's dedication and commitment to the organization and more importantly to the team. No leader could ask for a better team mate and I often leaned on Steven to make things happen because I knew he wouldn't fail. Over the years I got to enjoy time offshore fishing with Steven and have fond memories of those days shared on the sea. He was a special man and I will miss him dearly. Rest easy my friend

- Mike Argenta, Savannah, Ga

Sad to hear about Steven's passing. I worked with Steven for over 7 Years at Bass Pro. He was a great person to work with and will be missed terribly. Rest easy Steven.

- Chelsie Tyler, Savannah, GA

Steven never failed to make me laugh in the 7 years I worked with him at Bass Pro. He always had a smile and joke for me and always was there if I needed any help. He will forever reside in my fondest memories of working there. Rest easy friend.

- Jordan Boyles, Brooklet, Ga

Will always remember Steve’s in peace in God’s loving arms. Wishing wonderful memories to his family.

- Barb (Barr, Shephard) Johnson, Fargo, ND

I just heard about Mr. Raschke‘s passing tonight from another coworker at Bass Pro. I worked with him for nearly 6 years. He was an awesome employee, always trying to do his best for the customer, and was just an all around great guy. I learned a lot from him over the years and BPS hasn’t been the same since he retired from it. I’ll miss you a lot Mr. Steven, I hope you rest easy.

- Jeffrey Summit, Savannah, Ga

I am deeply saddened to hear about Steve’s passing, and my wife and I offer our sincere condolences. I had the honor of working with Steve for almost 15 years, and every day working alongside him was a pleasure. He never failed to find a way to make you laugh. The greater honor, though, was being able to call Steve a friend not only at work, but outside of it. We had a lot of great times out fishing together, and he will be greatly missed by me and a whole lot of other people that he touched in his life.

- Ty & Moira Butler, Savannah, GA

I'm deeply saddened to hear about Steve's passing. My sincere prayers to his family. I worked along side of Steve during the Grand opening of Bass Pro Shops in 2003 and many year's following. Words cannot express how great of a guy Steve was on a day in and out basis. He could always put a smile on everyone's face no matter how bad of day you possibly might have been having. We enjoyed many day's together outside of work fishing, sporting clays, or simply hanging out with friends. I can truly call him a friend. I feel privileged to have meet him in this journey we call life. Rest easy my friend...cheers!

- John Allen, Stuart, Florida

RIP Steve. High school classmate, teammate, neighbor & friend. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

- Brian Mayer, Fort Myers, FL

Truly a special guy, I meet and work Steve at Bass Pro for over 13 years. We would always find each other randomly place all over Savannah. He will be truly missed. My condolences to the family and my God watch help you make it through this hard time.

- Charles Luster, Savannah, Georgia

May you sense his tender words being spoken to your heart, "I am your God and I will be your comfort." WITH THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

- Mr. & Mrs. Wylie W. Cave III, Port Wentworth, GA

Mr. Steven was truly a bright soul. He made me feel comfortable at BPS immediately when I started. Genuinely one of the most kind hearted men I have ever met. You will be missed. My condolences to his family.

- Dana Day, Savannah , GA

Steve was a great guy. I worked with him for 14 years at Bass Pro. We have gone fishing together. He made me laugh more times than I can count. He will be missed by all.

- John Kinard, Fairfax, South Carolina

I knew Steve in Bismarck as a bright student and a consummate musician. He was kind. He was gentle. He was very funny. I’m sorry for his passing and offer condolences to his daughter and all who loved him. Rest In Peace, friend.

- Dorie Benesh Refling, Bozeman , Montana

I am grateful to have met and worked with Steve at Bass Pro for several years. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was truly one of a kind, and will be missed.

- Amanda Ragan, BONAIRE, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel