Nov. 1, 1950 — Sept. 29, 2019

Steven “Steve” Corder, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Sept. 29 in Vancouver, Washington.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Edith (Bedortha) Corder.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Karen (Potts) Corder; his son, Josh Corder (Tina); his daughters, Christal Kumpula (Paul), Adrienne Hunter (Matt) and Heidi Brim (Jason); his eight grandchildren, Steven Maize, Nathan Maize, Patrick Maize, Ariel Maize, Mack Hunter, Kelsey Hunter, Jaxson Brim and Bronson Brim; and his great-grandson, Roman Ulbricht.

He also leaves behind his beloved brother, Ed Corder, and nephew, Brian Corder, who both meant the world to him.

Steve was born on Nov. 1, 1950, in Astoria, Oregon. A lifetime resident of Clatsop County, he attended Warrenton Grade School and Knappa High school.

He was a retired career longshoreman of 40-plus years. He met his wife, Karen, while longshoring in Coos Bay, Oregon, in the late 1980s. He and his wife made their home on his family’s property in Knappa, Oregon.

Steve had a love for tinkering and helping others. If you needed something fixed, there was no task too large. He also had a love for old cars, and spending time on his tractor. In retirement, if you needed to get in contact with him, chances are you could find him on his tractor, keeping his 13-acre home manicured.

Please join the family for a celebration of life potluck at the Masonic Lodge, 1572 Franklin Ave. in Astoria, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Christine Johnson

I am so sad to hear this. He was the Best Man at my marriage to Bill Johnson in 1979. Good guy. Christine Carsner Johnson With Sympathy.

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