3/16/1954 — 5/2/2010
He was a dedicated father, son, brother, and friend. He loved music and relaxed with his guitar. He loved people, he fought for the common man, and he will be sorely missed. When the Prairie Pops blog began it was both because Steven wanted a civil place to hold discussions and because there were rumors the local newspaper might be facing financial problems and shut down. He made sure there was a place he could find his friends if that happened. His friends were important to him. And we all know we’re better people because he called us friends.
This is the description Steven wrote of himself when he began this blog in March of 2009 —
iggydonnelly borrowed his nickname from Ignatius Donnelly, a prairie populist who started the People’s Party in 1892. The original Donnelly was a senator from Minnesota. The people in the Populist party were against the rich and for the common man. In 1892, Ignatius Donnelly said… “The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes, unprecedented in the history of the world, while their possessors despise the republic and endanger liberty.”