Stephen L. “Steve” Drilling
Stephen L. “Steve” Drilling, 59, of Waterloo, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home. He was born July 15, 1960 in Waterloo the son of Gerald and Joanne Maxfield Drilling. He attended Hawkeye Community College receiving his degree in Electronic Engineering.

He married Jana Havelin on September 12, 1997 in Waterloo; they were later divorced.

Steve was a self-employed computer repair/programmer and had worked for Computer Reboot in Waterloo. He served in the U.S. Army.

Survived by: his significant other, Barb Haas of Waterloo; three daughters, Stesha Drilling, Darlene Horstman and Amanda Gil, all of Cedar Falls; two sons, Kyle Drilling of Waterloo and Jacob (Marina) Higuera-Drilling of Dubuque; four grandchildren, Kayla Rohovit, Leiana Gil, Felix Mira and Aika Higuera-Drilling; one brother, Marty (Marie) Drilling of Waterloo; six sisters, Jody Maxfield of Des Moines, Gina (George) Wagner of Norwalk, Peggy Drilling of Jesup, Maureen (Andy) Apel of Gilbertville, Rose Ivy of Evansdale and Mary Terry of Independence; Lilly Neessan, who brought so much joy to her “My Steve;” and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Atreus Bowman, in infancy; one nephew, Eric Drilling, in infancy; one sister, Christine Lacey, and one brother, Ken Drilling.

Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with 4:00 p.m. military rites conducted by the Waterloo AMVETS Post #19, Evansdale AMVETS Post #31 and the Iowa National Guard Honors Detail.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.

Steve enjoyed music, movies (especially Star Trek), computers, reading, writing and building models. He wrote and published the book Dimensions.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
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