Steven John Weir, 71, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2023, after fighting a battle with two different lung cancers. He was born on November 8, 1952, to John and Betty Weir. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 24th at 11:00 am at the Sunset Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until service time.
He lived on the south side of Des Moines most of his life. He was a jack-of-all-trades before becoming disabled at age 45. He’s constantly done construction, maintenance work, tree service, roofing, laid asphalt, painting, automotive and so much more. But his main thing was being a truck driver.
Growing up he loved spending time at Lake Jefferson, MN, where his family had a place at the resort. He played bass guitar and harmonica in a band in his younger years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and family B-B-Qs. He enjoyed going to the casino with his mom. He liked growing his tomatoes. He enjoyed his music. He liked his big boy toys. He had a slot car racetrack set up in the garage that he enjoyed with his friends and family. He also enjoyed his big remote trucks, both gas and battery-operated. He built a shop in the garage (his man cave) where he enjoyed tinkering and spending time with friends. One of his pride and joys was his truck that he converted from an automatic to a 4-wheel, 4-speed stick. He did a lot of Baja-ing with it. He even drove it after he was disabled, using a crutch to work the clutch because he couldn’t use his left foot. The other one was his Camaro. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Steven is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Wright; sons, Michael (Melody) Weir and Christopher (Angelette) Weir; daughters, Pamela (Doug) Miner and Dawn (Curtis) DeMichelis; his brother, Brad Weir; and nieces, Lisa Cortes, Kim (Juan) DeLa Cruz, and Lana Allison. He has 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and lots of great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Dad and Mom, John and Betty Weir; his sister, Cynthia Matthews; his nephew, Robert Allison; his grandson, Carl Wright-DeReus; and his great-grandson, Malcolm Thompson, Jr.