AMerican Veteran 11

Steven K Portenier

February 14, 1952 ~ June 20, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Hastings resident Steven K. Portenier, 71, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings, Nebraska.

Funeral service is 11:00 am, Monday, June 26, 2023, at the All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village in Hastings, NE. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Hastings Honor Guard.

Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Steven Kenneth Portenier, born on February 14, 1952, in Hastings, NE, to Kenneth and Genevieve (L'Heureux) Portenier. A Hastings native, Steven graduated from Hastings High School with the class of 1970 before gallantly serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Roosevelt, followed by serving in the Army National Guard. After his service, Steven returned home and opened his own business, Steve Portenier Wood Furniture Repair. His love for woodworking was evident in the beautiful pieces he restored. Steven worked in the Maintenance Department at Hastings College, where he later retired. His passion for life extended beyond work; he enjoyed fishing, watching The Price is Right, and was a member of the American Legion and Peace Lutheran Church. 

Steven is survived by his daughter, Brenda Breeding of Fairbanks, AK; sisters, Karen Adams and Mary Rose; brother, Mike (Sherri) Portenier; former wife, Wanda Portenier all of Hastings, NE; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Genevieve Portenier.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Steven K Portenier, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Steven K Portenier?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Steven's memory.


Funeral Service
June 26, 2023

11:00 AM
All Saints Chapel
Good Samaritan Society
Hastings, NE 68901


© 2023 DeWitt Funeral Home & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility