Steven J. Downey, 64, of Marion, died of cancer on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Graveside services with military rites were held May 17 at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two daughters, Julie Downey of North Liberty and Valerie (Dan) Morey of Mundelein, Ill.; a stepsister, Becky Hautzinger of Nebraska; and three stepbrothers, Steve Downey of California, Doug Downey of Texas and Jeff Downey of Colorado.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Caitlin and Meghan.
Steve was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Fred and Ruth Downey and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He married Peggy A. Fitzgerald on Feb. 8, 1969, in Marion.
Steve worked at Farmstead for many years until it’s closing. He later drove truck over the road for 15 years for Transport America and most recently was a truck driving instructor at Kirkwood Community College.
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