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Steven Philip Comer

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Steven Philip Comer left this earth and entered heaven’s gates on July 14, 2022, at the age of 79. Steve was born on July 12th, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Merrill and Ruth (Cavender) Comer of Bussey, Iowa. After graduating Bussey High School in 1961, he joined the Air Force, serving his time in Newfoundland.

On January 13, 1968, he married Joyce Carter. They had three children, Brian, Stephanie, and Michelle. He soon began working for John Deere in Ankeny, where he worked for over 30 years, retiring in 2002.

Steve enjoyed mushroom hunting, wine club, baseball and basketball games, playing craps, and spending time with his granddaughter, Berkley. He was also an excellent dancer, and could be found on the dance floor at family events.

Steve was preceded in death by his son, Brian, his parents, Merrill and Ruth Comer, his brother, James Comer and sister-in-law, Linn Comer, his sister, Joanne Bellman and bother-in-law, Robert Bellman.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce, his daughters, Stephanie ( Mike ) Fruhling, and Michelle Comer, his granddaughter, Berkley, and many nieces and nephews.

A private gravesite service for family is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Posted online on July 19, 2022

Published in Dallas County News