Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Taylorsville, Utah at the age of 74. Steve was born on December 29, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Basil John Oblad and Marjorie Cherrington Oblad. He had three sons from an earlier marriage. Steve was an active parent, enjoyed all aspects of raising his three boys, and watching them grow up to be fine young men.
Steve was always on the go. As a young adult, he enjoyed fast cars. This resulted in him losing his license for a period of time. He enjoyed going to Moab and exploring trails in his Jeep. However, one of his greatest loves was riding bicycles. From a young boy with his first newspaper route to a seasoned adult, Steve spent a good part of his life on a bike. He enjoyed riding them for exercise and racing them for sport. He enjoyed taking them apart and using parts from different bikes to build better and faster bikes. Basically, if it had wheels, he raced it, wrecked it, rolled it, or repaired it. He would use his talents when his boys chose to race BMX. It would not stop there. He would also support two of his granddaughters who wanted to race BMX like their father. He was well known and deeply cared for by the BMX community.
Steve like others faced many challenges, but in particular, he struggled after the unexpected passing of his son. He took on more of a fatherly role for his son’s two daughters since that time.
He always enjoyed pulling pranks and making people laugh or smile. You never knew what he had up his sleeve or where he might pop up. He wished that he had more time, but as he would say “I’ve had a great ride.”
Steve was reunited with his parents Basil and Marjorie Oblad, and son Bryan Oblad. He is survived by his sons Steve Jr. (JaNeil) Oblad, Mike (Maria) Oblad; granddaughters Brooke (Luis) Medina, Shelby Oblad, Breanna (Jayden) Anderson, Aubrey Oblad; and great-grandchildren Anthony and Aniyah Medina. A life like his deserves to be celebrated, so we will do just that when permitted to do so.
A celebration of life will be held in Steve's honor on August 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary underneath the white canopy - 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT, 84123.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are mandatory for all social gatherings per Salt Lake County. Social distancing will be strictly enforced.
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Life Story Info
I will miss your laugh. I will miss witnessing the never ending love, support, and pride you always demonstrated with your granddaughters. I will miss hearing you call me coach. Thank you so much for the wonderful example you always set for me. I'm grateful you were able to peacefully move on to the next great adventure. I'm grateful you are now spending time with Bryan. I'm certain you are discussing your beautiful girls and how proud you both are. Maybe a bit of biking as well. :-) Thank you so much for your friendship over the years. Please know how much I love the girls, how proud I am of both of them, and that I will always be here for them if they ever need anything. I pray that they and all your family and friends will have peace in their hearts. I love you my friend. Until we meet again.