Steven Blake Carnahan of Perry


Services for Steven Carnahan, 67, of Perry will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at Murdock Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at the funeral home.

Steve passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Steven Blake Carnahan was born Sept. 29, 1955, in Long Island, New York, at the Mitchel Air Force Base, the son of Corwin G. and Marjorie (Koenen) Carnahan.

He spent most of his growing up years in Texas, where he ended his formal education at Denton High School.

Steve entered the U.S. Army on April 14, 1974, and was Honorably Discharged Aug. 12, 1976.

He moved to Perry in 1976 after his discharge from the Army.

Steven married Roxanne Loso on Aug. 17, 1980, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Perry. Their two sons were born to this union. They later divorced but kept a mutual friendship throughout the years.

Steve was a conductor for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad from 1978 until his retirement in 2015.

Survivors include Steven’s mother, Marjorie Carnahan of Urdandale; sons, Cory (Michelle) Carnahan of Redfield and Casey Carnahan of Panora; grandchildren, Gaige Carnahan, Chloe Carnahan and Dylan Carnahan; great-granddaughter, Viviana Keasey; brothers, Jeffrey Carnahan of Elkhart, Douglas Carnahan of Grimes and Michael (Susan) Carnahan of Tama; and one sister, Lori (Drew) Nieman of Chicago.

Preceding Steve in death was his father, Corwin Carnahan, on Nov. 2, 2006.

Memorials and condolences for the family, in Steve’s name, may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at


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