Steven Wade Chow

July 2, 1951March 27, 2013
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Steven died on March 27, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with several illnesses. Steve, age 61, was born in Sacramento, and moved to Fresno with his family in 1956. He graduated from McLane High School in 1969 and from CSU Fresno with a bachelor degree in business in 1995. Steve completely placed his faith in Christ. Steve spent his career as a commercial truck driver. His favorite times were spent bass fishing, camping, and hiking with his family. He was also a car enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle.

Steve was a beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle and devoted friend to many who will be dearly missed. Steve is predeceased by his father Charlie Chow, and is survived by his loving wife Carmen, sons Jonathan and Curtis, mother Lina, sister Sandy and her husband Ron Chun, brother Greg and wife Cyndi, brother Gerald and wife Julia and sister Beverly. Steve is also survived by his devoted in-laws Hans and Gerda Hildebrandt, brother-in-law Hans Hildebrandt and wife Lisa, and brother-in-law Kurt Hildebrandt and wife Lynn, in addition to many, loving nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

A funeral service will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Clovis on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 am.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2013

Steven Wade Chow

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Katie Tambagahan

April 7, 2013

Steve was my kind, friendly, smart, can fix anything neighbor. I loved as a kid watching him and his family pull there boat and rv out of storage to the front of my house. Washing his car ALL the time, and playing ball with curtis. I always thought to myself how lucky I was to have neighbors like Steve and Carmen, always giving and friendly. I don't think I've ever met anybody who smiled so much like Steve did. When I first found out about Steve's health, I was so worried and devastated. I kept praying and praying, and I had my youth group pray for him as well. I just felt such a drawing in my spirit to battle on his behalf in my prayer time. I'm so happy that you were a follow of our King and that one day I will get to see you again. Love you Steve! - Katie (your neighbor)

Kathy Sisk /Tambagahan

April 6, 2013

Beautiful service today. Steve had so many friends it was truly amazing!! We were way in the back so we couldn't see the video slide, do you think you can post it on this site? All of us in the back was not able to see it. Our prayers are with you.

April 6, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Steve with that big, beautiful smile. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this difficult time.
Jamie and Liz Bledsoe and Family

April 6, 2013

carmen, aunty lina and familes, we had a nice visit with steve today...friday.... he is at peace,
mark and karen

val &sandy logan

April 5, 2013

Carmen and family,valerie and myself are deeply sadened for your loss,Steve was a good friend and had a lot of fun at work and play, he will be in our hearts forever..god bless Valerie & Sandy Logan

April 5, 2013

Carmen & Boys, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the good memories help ease the pain of losing one so dear.
Gleneda Muralt (Merced)

Cheryl and Arthur Chan and Family

April 4, 2013

Carmen and Curtis: Losing a loved one is never easy to accept and often painful. The greater the love for one another, the deeper the pain. We are praying that the certainty and knowledge of knowing that Steve is comfortably and joyfully with the Lord and without any pain and suffering will give you some comfort and strength to help you through this time of mourning and healing. Please accept our sympathy and heartfelt condolences. With love and great BIG HUGS,
-- Cheryl and Arthur Chan

Rob & Linda Hudiburg

April 3, 2013

Jonathan- We are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nola Hinton

April 3, 2013

Jonathan - It is obvious that your Dad will be remember by many and waiting for you in heaven. Knowing you tells me what a great man your Dad was.

Randy and Janis Jang and Family

April 3, 2013

Steve will always remain dear to our hearts. We extend our love and prayers to your family. May you find comfort in the Lord at this time.