Istvan “Steve” “Hoop” Holper III, 58, of Andover, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. There will be a private committal service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Steve Holper Memorial Fund.

Istvan “Steve” “Hoop” Holper III, 58, of Andover, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. There will be a private committal service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Steve Holper Memorial Fund.

Istvan Holper III was born March 8, 1959, in Chicago, the son of Istvan and Donna Holper II. He was educated in Paw Paw and graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1977. His marriage to Gina Dilenbeck took place on Oct. 12, 1991, in Geneseo. They later divorced. Steve worked for the State of Illinois - CMS, in Henry County, from 1986 until retiring on Aug. 1, 2017. He was a member of the Geneseo Moose Lodge No. 990 and the Illini State Pullers.

His hobbies were restoring antique cars and trucks, and he currently was restoring a 1950 Dodge pickup. He also made engines and transmissions for hot rods and attended many area car shows. Steve was a great friend, always willing to help anyone. He was a devoted father to Camden, who was his pride and joy.

Survivors include a son, Camden Holper (Kaela Moran), of Andover; his father and stepmother, Steve and Pat Holper, of Lancaster, Mo.; sisters, Donna Patton, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Tammy Wyatt, of Leland; Pam Morris, of Franklin Grove; and Wanda (Al) Frieberg, of Beverly Hills, Fla.; brothers, Vance (Linda) Holper, of Ohio, Ill.; David Vaughn, of Franklin Grove; Ronnie Vaughn, of Ottawa; and an aunt, Diane Minard, of Aurora. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Charles Vaughn.