Steven P. Senne
Steven P. Senne, 57, Urbandale, passed unexpectedly Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home. A private memorial service for Steven will be held Saturday, June 20, at Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, with Pastor Joel Guttormson officiating. Only immediate family will be able to attend the service. For those who cannot attend, the service will be streamed live on the Mittelstadt Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will take place in Salem Memorial Cemetery, rural Lake Mills. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Salem Lutheran Church heating/cooling fund. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Steven Paul Senne was born Aug. 25, 1962 in Forest City, to parents Marlin and Marjorie (Byers) Senne. He was baptized at St. James Catholic Church, Forest City, and was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills.
He attended and graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1981. From there, he went on to attend Iowa State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Steve has been an employee of Finley Engineering ever since.
At Finley, Steve was an invaluable asset to the company, having leadership positions in projects involving computer network upgrades, IP services, and energy markets. In addition, he played a vital role in installation and testing services for independent phone companies. With perseverance, Steven worked his way up the ranks, and had many accolades to show his dedication to his career. He was currently co-owner of Finley Engineering and was on the Board of Directors.
As his bio states on the Finley Engineering website: Steve Senne has been a critical part of Finley Engineering’s success since 1988, working his way from Outside Plant Project Manager to the Chief Technology Officer. Working in both the Minnesota and Iowa offices, Senne has been responsible for feasibility studies, central office switching equipment, project management, and supervision of the installations and acceptance testing services for independent telephone companies. In 1994, Senne became a Senior Project Engineer/Department Manager was in charge of managing numerous independent telephone company projects across Iowa, including Next Generation Softswitch, VoIP, and IPTV video deployments. In 2006, Steve accepted the position of Chief Technology Officer for Finley Engineering.Steve is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in eight states.
Not only were computers his occupation, but Steve enjoyed them as a hobby also. He was adept at building and programming robots. He was also a fan of the Cyclones and the Chicago Bears.
Steve will be missed by his parents, Marlin and Marj Senne, Lake Mills; a brother, Scott (Mary) Senne, Lincoln, Neb.; two nieces: Meghan Senne and Caitlin Senne; a nephew, Tyler Senne; as well as cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bernard and Mabel Byers; and paternal grandparents, Chris and Louise Senne.