SIOUX FALLS ó Steve Bryce Heller, 58, of Sioux Falls, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Sioux Falls.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Faulkton, with burial in the Faulkton City Cemetery.
A prayer service in Sioux Falls will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are requested to a wrestling scholarship in his name that will be established at Faulkton High School. Funeral arrangements were announced by Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Visit www.heritagesfsd.com.
Steven Bryce Heller was born Nov. 24, 1954 in Faulkton, to Milton and Arlene Heller. He was raised on the family farm near Seneca. He spent his summers working on the farm, showing 4-H livestock and playing baseball. He wrestled on the varsity wrestling team for Faulkton High School for six years. He was the state champion in 1972 and runner up in 1971 and 1973. He also went to Mexico with a team made up from wrestlers around the state for the SD/Mexico Cultural Exchange Program. He continued wrestling varsity for four years at USD. He worked for EROS Data Center, Citibank and most recently at Sanford Technical Center.
He liked to waterski, scuba dive, ride motorcycle and fly airplanes. He also enjoyed golf, NASCAR races and doing research.
He is survived by his siblings Craig (Tanya) Heller of Fort Pierre, Kim Vennard of Sioux Falls, and Tom (Judy) Heller of Seneca; 11 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.For the complete article see the 08-18-2013 issue.
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