Obituaries » Steven V. Harris
June 16, 1953 - August 16, 2022
Service Date: August 23, 2022
Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa
Steven Virgil Harris, 69, of Des Moines passed away surrounded by family, on August 16, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A committal ceremony will immediately follow at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, IA. The memorial service will be livestreamed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/2357501
Steven Harris, son of Harland “Cap” and Audrey (Pederson) Harris, was born June 16, 1953 in Fort Dodge Iowa. He grew up in Bode and graduated from Twin Rivers High School where he played football and still holds the pole vaulting record of 13.1 feet. After high school, Steve went on to serve our country with the United States Navy for 21 years as an Aviation Ordnanceman and retired in April of 1993 as Aviation Ordnanceman Senior Chief (E-8).
He loved to spend time with his family. He absolutely loved watching Iowa Hawkeye football games. He was a fabulous cook who also enjoyed woodworking and doing yardwork. He liked listening to country and motown music.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Pam (Hall) Harris of Ankeny; his daughters, Jennifer Harris of Des Moines, and Stephanie (Tracy) Harris of Ankeny; his beloved grandchildren, Tyana, Leila, Taven, and Chloe; and his siblings, Jack (Sue) Harris of Tampa Bay, Florida, and Peggy (Steve) Rorebeck of Urbandale, Iowa.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Brett Harris; his grandparents; and a host of aunts and uncles.