Stephen F. “Steve”Bough, 69, Jasper

Stephen F. “Steve” Bough, 69, of Jasper, died Friday, November 9, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Washington April 24, 1949, to Ford F. and Hazel M. (Jones) Bough. He married Kathy (Beasley) Tarvin in May of 1976. She died January 24, 1990. He then married Ruth (Morton) Jochum ┬áNovember 21,1992,in Jasper.

Steve retired as a recruiter for the Indiana National Guard in Jasper. He started his military service in the U.S. Navy and served in the U.S. Army reserves before becoming a recruiter for the Indiana National Guard. He was also a small business owner and entrepreneur and was owner of Red Top Cab/Medical Transportation and other small businesses. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post 147, VFW Post 673, Masonic Line Lodge No. 743 in Jasper, Jasper Moose Lodge 1175, and the Southern Indiana NASCAR Club. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and was a huge Earnhart family fan. He was a collector of many things, an avid bowler, enjoyed playing cards, was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts fan, and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bough; two daughters, Amy Kippenbrock and husband Kevin, and Angela Hasenour, all of Jasper; two sons, Dennis Tarvin and wife Jennifer and Jason Jochum and wife Sara, all of Jasper; close family friends Chris Otto and wife Jayme; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Debbie Fredrick and husband Mike, Troy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Myers, one grandchild, Curtis Hasenour, and one nephew, Chris Carrico.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Jasper Moose Lodge 1175 will conduct a memorial service at 3 p.m. and American Legion Post 147 will conduct military rites at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Burial will be at a later date.

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