Steve Fernandez, 70, of Dedham and formerly of Ankeny, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, atManilla Manor Nursing Home in Manilla surrounded by his family.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham.  

Officiating will be Deacon Louis Meiners.  Soloist will be Jeremy Mathany.  Readings will be by Steve’s granddaughter Hailey Birdsall.  

Petitions will be read by Steve’s grandchildren.  Urn bearer will be Bob Volp.  Burial will be at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham.  

Steve’s family will greet friends and family one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.  Steve’s family will direct memorials to the Cuban refugees and those families affected from the Newtown, Conn., school tragedy. 

A celebration of life service for Steve will also be from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Dec. 21, at the Vittoria Lodge, 7200 NW 2nd Ave. Ankeny.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Steve’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.