Stephen “Steve” Douglas Leazer, 71, of Keokuk, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.
Steve was born on February 3, 1951, at St. Joseph Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Donald and Marjorie (Springer) Leazer. Steve was employed as a bartender at the Double Eagle in Keokuk, then worked for many years in construction, concluding his working career at the Riverside One-Stop. Steve enjoyed spending his free time searching for rocks, arrowheads and mushrooms. He was the definition of a people-person, with an easy-going and likeable personality. Steve proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1975, and was honorably discharged.
Steve is survived by his sister Carol Scott of Fort Madison, Iowa; his brother Richard Leazer of Hixson, Tennessee; eight nieces and nephews: Sara (Todd) Menke, John (Jamie) Scott, Mike Scott, Mike Leazer, Marvin (Amanda) Leazer, Beckee (Ted Lafeber) LeMaster, Randy Leazer and Pegi Wise; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Glen Leazer.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 pm on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa. A procession to the cemetery will leave DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk to the cemetery at 12:45 pm on Friday.
Memorials may be directed to Carol Scott for Steve’s funeral expenses.