Steven Michael "Steve" Dreibelbis

Steven Michael "Steve" Dreibelbis, 68, of State College, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at home.

Born October 10, 1953, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late William G. and Rebecca M. Regel Dreibelbis.

He is survived by three children, Steven M. Dreibelbis and his wife Stephanie of Spring Mills, Jeremy A. Dreibelbis of State College, and Carly M. Dreibelbis and her husband Seth of Boalsburg; four siblings, Susan Foster and her husband Ray "Snook" of Pine Grove Mills, William Dreibelbis and his wife Susy of Carlisle, Craig Dreibelbis of State College, and Scott Dreibelbis and his wife Susan of Port Matilda; and two grandchildren, Makayla and Rachel.

Steve graduated from State College High School in 1971. He was a proud veteran who served in the United States Army where he decoded Vietcong morse code in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He worked as a tradesman at Corning Asahi until its closure in 2003 and then went on to earn his advanced science degree in nursing in 2006. He worked as a registered nurse at Mount Nittany Medical Center until retirement.

He was a member of VFW 5825 in Pine Grove Mills and AL 245 in State College. He adored his dog Bear and his cat Bob and they never left his side. He enjoyed seeing live music, hunting, fishing, feeding wildlife—specifically crows and his "pet" trout at his home on Spring Creek. He loved playing Jeopardy, poker and pinochle, and hatching and raising Bobwhite Quail. Steve had a fierce work ethic and would drop anything to help a friend or his children.

Visitation will be 2-4 pm, Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.

Memorial service will be 12 pm, Monday, June 27, 2022 at Koch Funeral Home with Celebrant Jackie Naginey Hook officiating.

Burial will be in Pine Hall Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Centre Wildlife Care at or to Wounded Warrior Project at

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