BETTENDORF --- Dr. Stephen G. Alldredge, 54, of Bettendorf, passed away October 2, 2008, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 6, 2008, 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, Davenport. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 5, 2008, from 2to 8 p.m. at Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Stephen G. Alldredge Memorial Fund.
Steve Alldredge was born December 20, 1953, in Lockney, Texas, the son of Delbert and Ethel Ruth (Cook) Alldredge. He was united in marriage to Roxanne Meye on August 16, 2003, in Bettendorf.
In his younger years Steve served as youth minister and was very involved in the Methodist Church. As he worked his way through school he also taught junior high math and science and worked as a flight medic, which lead his desire to become a doctor.
Dr. Alldredge completed his undergraduate training and B.S. degree from Texas Wesleyan University. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, North Texas State University in 1985. His General Internship, Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship were completed at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
He most recently served academic positions of Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, and as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University in Chicago. His memberships included the American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Medical Association, Scott County Medical Society, American Osteopathic Association, the American Heart Association, Iowa Osteopathic Association-Scott County Chapter, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasant Forever, Arbor Foundation, and Wild Turkey Federation.
Dr. Alldredge was board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, but limited his practice to cardiology. He began his private practice in Davenport in 1991 and joined Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C., in June 1997.
Steve had a great love for the outdoors; he was an avid hunter of all kinds of game and enjoyed fly fishing for trout. Steve loved movies and was an exceptional speed reader, with the ability to read novels in just hours. This ability to speed read allowed him to be vary knowledgeable in numerous areas. Steve was also very generous in his charitable donations supporting many great causes.
Steve loved spending time with his family and friends. His love for being a doctor, made going to work to help others his favorite activity. One of his main concerns was whether he had helped enough people. He always took the time to care for his patients and had true concern for them all.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Roxanne "Roxey" Alldredge, Bettendorf; two sons, Matthew (Abby) Alldredge, Ft. Worth/Dallas, Texas, and Johnathan Guberud, Bettendorf; two daughters, Jessica (TJ) Walters, Milwaukee, Wis., and Katie Guberud, Bettendorf; three grandchildren; sister, Jayne Ashlock, Lubbock, Texas; and brother, David (Kristi) Alldredge, Midland, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, Mark Ashlock, and several faithful pets, including Josh, who passed on October 2, 2008.