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Steven J Landwehr

September 8, 1948 - November 10, 2021

Service Date: November 16, 2021

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

Church Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church

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Steven John Landwehr, 73, of Ankeny, passed away on November 10, 2021, peacefully at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 16, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church (510 E. 1st St.) in Ankeny. Visitation will be held an hour prior at the church. Mass will be livestreamed at www.olih.org

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church, Mercy Hospice, or St Vincent De Paul.

Steven John Landwehr was born on September 8, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa. The first born of seven children to Roger and Mary Elizabeth (Doerner) Landwehr, Steve would later openly refer to himself as “Number One”. Steve attended Holy Trinity Church and graduated from Dowling High School.

Steve loved to take things apart and it wasn’t until his father informed him that everything he tore apart he would have to put back together that he began his lifelong calling of fixing things.  Steve served in the United States Air Force as an Electronics Technician and was deployed to Vietnam during the Vietnam War.  Upon returning, Steve attend Lincoln Technical Institute and began a 26-year career with the United States Postal Service as a maintenance technician and later as a supervisor.

In 1978, Steve met Susan Atwater during a blind date and married her eight months later. They were blessed with a daughter, Heather. Together, Steve and Sue enjoyed camping, skiing, biking, traveling, and sailing. Steve was a lifelong learner and was thrilled to find out he could audit classes at DMACC for free. Steve always loved a good bargain.

Steve had a love for music that led him to play many instruments during his lifetime. Steve was active in the funeral choir at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny for many years.

Steve is known as an incredibly generous person who was always willing to help a friend and usually had the knowledge and tools to fix any problem. Steve was a devoted husband, the most incredible father, and a mischievous grandfather who fostered a healthy curiosity for all things that could be built, fixed, and launched 30 feet into the air.

Those left to cherish his memory are his father, Roger; loving wife, Susan; daughter, Heather and favorite son-in-law, Keith Duenow, and their three children, Owen, Duke, and Etta; siblings, Pete (Connie) Landwehr, Becky (Tom) Shrimplin, Teresa (Rick) Baker, David (Linda) Landwehr, and John Landwehr; mother-in-law, Janet; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Mary Elizabeth; and his brother, Ken Landwehr.

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