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Stephanie Ives

Ives, Stephanie

Funeral services for Stephanie M. Ives, age 33, of 424
Caroline Street, Ogdensburg, will be held Monday evening (August 25, 2008) at
8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. Terry LaValley officiating.  Calling hours will be held on Monday from
2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Mrs.
Ives passed away Friday morning as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Mrs. Ives is survived by her husband, Christian; two
children, Chance, age 6 and Alexandra, age 2; her parents, James and Nancy
Slechta, of New xxxPrague, Minnesota; her sister, Deb Lindblom and her husband,
Thomas, of New Prague Minnesota;; and two nieces, Abby and Taylor.

Mrs. Ives was born in Edina, Minnesota on November 21, 1974,
the daughter of James M. and Nancy L. Meehl Slechta.  She graduated from New Prague High
School.  She married Christian Ives on
November 3, 2001 in an outdoor ceremony in Florida.  She worked at the mental health unit and the
laboratory at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
She worked part-time at the Gran View Restaurant and at Buster’s Sports
Bar.  At the time of her passing, she was
a sales manager at Lowe’s Improvement Center in Ogdensburg.  Mr. Ives enjoyed baking, crafts and walking
with her children.

Donations may be made in her memory to her children’s
college fund in care of Community Bank, Ogdensburg.

14 Condolences

  • Judy Baker Posted August 24, 2008 2:33 PM

    Christian, Chance, Alexandra, Kim, & Warren; Please accept my deepest sympathy in this your time of deepest sorrow. My heart goes out to all of you that you pull together to get through such a terrible tragedy as this. May God bless you all! Judy Baker

  • Rhonda Powers Canipe Posted August 24, 2008 7:23 PM

    Christian and family…this is the second time this week i have been to this site to leave a message and i can not tell you how sorry i am. Christian it has been a long time since we have seen each other and i can remember every thing we did and all the places we went! You always made me laugh! I dont know how to tell you that this will all be ok I can only say that you are a very strong person that has a very good head on your shoulders. You will soon be able to remember all of your good times with your wife and you will know that she is standing right by your side every moment! I cant express enough how I feel for you! I really hope that your family and friends can help you through this rough time and I hope your children are doing ok!!! I want you and all of your family to know that I send you my thoughts and prayers! Christian if there is anything I can do for you just let me know!!!

    From a long lost friend with lots of memories and hundreds of miles apart…Love ya Christian!
    Rhonda Powers Canipe

  • Debra Crayford Posted August 24, 2008 10:35 PM

    To the family of Stephanie… My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I have just recently lost a loved one and I know the words “I’m sorry for your loss” do not really help. But I also know that it isn’t the words that mean so much as what is behind them. People do really care and it is hard to help someone at a time like this as the wound is too raw and open. There is no reason for things like this to happen, they just do, he must have a plan for our angels.Please know that everyone who worked with Stephanie is feeling the loss also. Stephanie was good at her job and wanted everything just right. There was no room for error. There is going to be a very big void at Lowes for a long time. May God bless all of you at this time for the terrible tradgey and loss of your loved one.

  • Bobbiejean Flavin McCarthy Posted August 25, 2008 2:05 AM

    Christian and family- We are very sorry for your lost, you are in our heart and prayers.
    The McCarthy’s

  • Hal James Posted August 25, 2008 1:28 PM

    Christian and Family- I’m sorry to hear of your loss, as a former employee of Lowes I only knew steph for a short time, but in that short time you could see that she was a kind and caring person, She will be missed by all. It is hard to lose a loved one, but as a family stay strong and remeber the good times you all shared. God Bless.
    Hal James

  • Kamie Flavin Posted August 25, 2008 3:27 PM

    Christian, Chance, Alexandra, Kim, Warren, Zach, Ash & The rest of the Family- Please accept my *DEEPEST SYMPATHY* at this time. Remember all of the good times that you have shared with Stephanie. Again, I am SORRY.

  • Sandy (and Dave) Ellingson Posted August 27, 2008 5:59 PM

    To the family of Stephanie Ives: I didn’t know Stephanie. However, her father is one of my best friends. And, knowing Jim as I do, I know that he is hurting very much, as I’m sure the rest of Stephanie’s family is hurting. So, I just wanted all of you to know that we, my husband Dave and I, will do our best to take care of Jim in his time of mourning.

  • Kristin Peters Ahmed Posted August 27, 2008 6:14 PM

    My deepest sympathy to Stephanie’s family. I was a high school classmate of hers; we were even cheerleaders together. I remember her laugh. She was a very friendly and upbeat person. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Mark & Jenelle Koch Posted August 28, 2008 1:34 PM

    It is difficult to express how we feel in times like this. While we never met Stephanie, her father Jim is one of the real good guys in this world. We love you Jim and it is with our deepest sympathy that we send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

  • David, Clair, Vinni. Posted August 28, 2008 3:02 PM

    Deepest sympathy from are heart’s.Even in passing she will live in you all forever. Gods speed and God bless.

  • sue and scott Posted August 28, 2008 8:15 PM

    Even though we did’nt know Stephanie. Jim her father is a dear friend to us.Everytime Jim spoke of her or shared stories about her with us, you could feel the love he had for her.The bond they shared as daddy and daughter is something most of us could only wish for in our lifes.There is such true sadness when a parent loses a child. There are no words that can describe the deep sympathy we hold for your family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Scott Peplinski Posted August 28, 2008 10:41 PM

    On behalf of the entire West Bank Motorcycle Club I extend our deepest sympothy to the family of Stephanie Ives. Jim you are a brother of the road and brother to brother we will all be there for you in this difficult time.
    Scott Peplinski,
    Treasurer

  • John@Irma Wynkoop Posted August 28, 2008 10:59 PM

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the family and friends.

  • Kara McCoy Posted August 30, 2008 8:59 AM

    My deepest sympathy to the Ives and Schlecta Families. I never had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie, but thru the loving stories from her father, my friend Jim, I was able to be a small part of her life. You are in my thoughts thru this very difficult time. All my love.

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