Stephen F. "Steve" Bough, age 69 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 12:21 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, IN.
Steve was born on April 24, 1949 in Washington, Indiana to Ford F. and Hazel M. (Jones) Bough. He married Kathy (Beasley) Tarvin in May of 1976. She preceded him in death on January 24, 1990. He then married Ruth (Morton) Jochum on November 21, 1992 in Jasper, IN.
Steve retired as a recruiter for the Indiana National Guard in Jasper. Steve started his military service in the U.S. Navy, then 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, owning Red Top Cab/Medical Transportation, and other small businesses.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the American Legion Post #147, the VFW Post #673, the Masonic Line Lodge No. 743 in Jasper, and the Jasper Moose Lodge #1175. He was also a member of 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 Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts fan, and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Bough of Jasper, two daughters, Angela Hasenour, Amy Kippenbrock (Kevin), two sons, Dennis Tarvin (Jennifer) and Jason Jochum (Sara) all of Jasper, close family friend, Chris Otto (Jayme), Jasper, twenty one grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one sister, Debbie Fredrick (Mike), Troy, IN.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one daughter, Lisa Myers, one grandchild, Curtis Hasenour, and one nephew Chris Carrico.
A visitation for Stephen F. Bough will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana. The Jasper Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. and the American Legion Post #147 will conduct military rites at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center.