Steven Arthur Dorland

Steven Arthur Dorland was born November 13,1950, to Art Dorland and Hazel (Hull) Dorland in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Steve attended Underwood Community School. His family moved to Woodbine in 1966 where he graduated in 1968 from Woodbine High School. Steve went to Iowa State majoring in Agricultural Engineering and graduated in 1972. He continued working at the family farm. On June 2nd 1973, he married his high school sweetheart, Delores Nielsen. The couple purchased an acreage close to the family farm and began a farrowing/feeder pig operation with Steve’s father. From his youth, Steve was always interested in computers. His sister states that in Jr high he built a computer for his science project. It covered an entire card table and was about 1 foot high. It could add up to about 5. From then on he was always working on computers. He was so excited when he was able to get a kit to build a home computer. In addition to farming, Steve started taking computer science night courses from Iowa Western. He was hired by First National Bank of Omaha as a systems analyst. In 1984, the family moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa. He retired from the bank in 2017. Steve was an Elder in the Community of Christ Church serving as pastor for several years. Steve enjoyed traveling and history. He was also an avid woodworker. He made toys for grandchildren, neighbors and friends. He made wooden fire trucks for the Fire men’s Ball Auction. He also liked to make cabinets and furniture. He built a new garage with a workshop above it. Called the Garage Ma Hall. He created all of the work tables and storage areas for his shop. He was especially proud of his homemade CNC machine. Steve and Delores traveled the country with their custom made tear drop trailer. They traveled the Pacific Coastal Highway, the Eastern Sea board. Watched the whales near Bar Harbor, visited the ancient mounds at Poverty Point, Louisiana, the Grand Canyon, Fort Ticonderoga and other historical sights in the continental USA. 

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Delores; his children: Michael (Tonya) Dorland of Woodbine, Jennifer Dorland of Woodbine, Mary (Robert) Hansen of Lenexa, Kansas, James (Katelyn) Dorland, of West Des Moines, Carolyn (Josh) Goodsell, of Missouri Valley; Nine grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild and his two sisters, Jane (David) Lesch of Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Joyce (Robert) Martin of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to either the Missouri Valley Community of Christ Church or the Missouri Valley Fire men’s Association.

Visitation Will be Tuesday, August 17,2021 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.           Funeral Service 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Community of Christ Missouri Valley, Iowa

In Loving Memory Of

Steven Arthur Dorland

Born November 13, 1950 Council Bluffs, Iowa

Entered Into Rest August 12, 2021 Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Community of Christ Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams

Organist Deb Stephens

Music Selections

“I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” “Come Thou Fount of every Blessing” Honorary Pall

Bearers Jennifer Dorland Mary Hansen

Carolyn Goodsell Katelyn Dorland

Tonya Dorland

Casket Bearers

Michael Dorland James Dorland

Robert Hansen Joshua Goodsell

Benjamin Dorland Matthew Dorland

Final Resting Place Woodbine Cemetery Woodbine, Iowa



  • LARRY D Green Posted August 14, 2021 5:27 pm

    Love & Prayers with all,,Steve, the one who knew how ta share

  • Donna Jensen Posted August 15, 2021 2:33 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! 😔. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Delores and family. 🙏

  • Kay Hatterman Posted August 15, 2021 2:40 pm

    Delores, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Douglas (Craig) Boone Posted August 15, 2021 4:13 pm

    Delores and family, I was sadden to hear of Steve’s passing. I was glad to at least be able to say hello at our 50th reunion! May the love of Christ ease his absence and the knowledge that you will be reunited with him in Heaven give you comfort and peace, at this difficult time. Doug

  • Steve Seyler Posted August 16, 2021 12:24 pm

    Hearing of Steve’s passing is hard news to swallow. He was a wonderful co-worker who was always helpful, smart, and patient with those of us were slow to see things the right way. I have many fine memories of working closely with Steve. I send Mike and the other members of Steve’s family my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tom Hanig Posted August 16, 2021 6:10 pm

    My condolences to the family and all his friends. I was honored to have worked with Steve from 1990s and 2000s. A gentle soul.

  • Duane J Kampschneider Posted August 16, 2021 8:54 pm

    So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Steve and I worked on many projects while working at First National Bank of Omaha. He was indeed great person. May he Rest In Peace.

  • David and Lorene Pastor Posted August 17, 2021 7:25 am

    Mike and Dorland Family, we are sorry for your loss and pray for your comfort. Dave and Lorene.

  • Dan Hoffman Posted August 18, 2021 7:16 pm

    Mike & Family….very sorry for your loss and thinking of you.

  • Jeanne Erlewine-Holloway Posted August 22, 2021 1:21 pm

    His smile was what I always remember about Steve. He was a great soul. My prayers for the family.

  • Sandra G Brudigan Posted August 27, 2021 7:19 am

    Delores, my sympathy to you and your family. Sandra Brudigan, Blair, NE(I took your t-shirt classes at Acme.)

  • Victoria Millard Posted September 11, 2021 3:07 pm

    Delores, So happy to have seen you both at the 50th reunion and to hear of your rich and full life together. Many blessings, Vicki

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