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Steve Garner, 68, Peru, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born Jan. 3, 1949, in Kokomo, the son of Everett and Betty Lou Isaacs Garner. Steve married Toni Steele on May 2, 1997 and she survives.
Steve was a 1967 graduate of Kokomo High School and served in the United States Army. After working at Chrysler for 35 years, Steve retired in 2001 to spend more time with his family. He was a member of the Eagles, the UAW and the Maennerchor where he was also a former Trustee.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Toni, is his mother Betty Lou Garner, Kokomo; daughters, Dawn Birnell and her husband Dale, Peru, Miranda Garner, Portland, Oregon, Heather Sparks, Peru, and Nikki Gomez and her husband Carlos, Peru; a sister, Cathy Bennett and her husband Gary; grandchildren, Zach Birnell, Bailey Mavrick, Dylan Hopper, Christian Hopper, Jacob Hopper and Vanesa Gomez; great-grandchildren, Serenity Birnell and Zerreck Birnell; and several aunts and uncles, including uncle Michael Isaacs.
Steve was preceded in death by his father; and a brother Greg Garner.
A service celebrating the life of Steve Garner will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Randy Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru with Military Graveside Services provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Family and friends will gather from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 21, 2017
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