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Stephen Earl Mingus

February 16, 1955 — March 27, 2024

Johnson Lake

On Wednesday, March 27, Stephen Earl Mingus, age 69, a beloved brother, friend, and neighbor, passed away at the Lexington Regional Hospital. He lost his two year battle with MDS, and finally leukemia complicated by pneumonia.

Steve graduated with the Lexington High School Class of 1973, then studied at both the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He was a talented contractor, especially known for building many beautiful cabins and homes around Johnson Lake and the surrounding area.

Steve had a gentle spirit, a notable sense of humor, and a heart that guided his honesty, fairness, and practicality.

He enjoyed his friendships as his extended family, and was always lending a helping hand. He loved experimenting with recipes, watching Nebraska football, and completing cabin repairs.

Steve is survived by his sister, Christy Appleton, her husband, Jim, his nephews, Kevin Appleton and Keith Appleton, and nieces, Holly White and Katie Bohnhoff. All of his immediate family live in Washington state.

A “celebration of life” gathering is intended to take place this spring. A location at Johnson Lake will be chosen where Steve lived most of his life.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

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