Steven Wayne “Steve” Truninger was born June 14, 1964 in Harrisonville, Missouri and departed this life on July 29, 2021 after losing his battle with Covid, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 15 days.
He was the son of John Russell and Myrtle “Kay” (Bailey) Truninger.
Steve spent his entire lifetime in his beloved hometown of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. For many years he worked alongside his dad, John, on the family-owned sod farm. Later he worked for Radmacher Brothers Excavating.
Steve was a man of varied interests and hobbies, you could usually find him on the farm tinkering with his “bike” with the radio turned up, or training a new hunting dog. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed riding his “bike”, sometimes alone for the solitude and peace, other times with friends for the camaraderie.
Above all else, Steve loved his family.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, John Russell Truninger on August 1, 2013 and his sister, Debbie Truninger .
He is survived by his mother, Kay Truninger of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; his daughter, Mandy Slead and husband Ryan of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Charles Truninger of Harrisonville, Missouri; two sisters, Denise Carter and husband Ray W. also of Harrisonville, Missouri, and Karen Taylor of McKinney, Texas; three grandsons, of which he was very proud, Conner, Gavin and Dylan; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
The family of Steve Truninger will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the funeral home with Mr. Bill Cotton officiating. Casket Bearers will be Dusty Beattie, Kenneth Radmacher, Louis Walton, Denton Benson, Dorsey Embrey and Gavin Neill. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Due to concern over Kay’s health, and with the increase of the delta variant of covid-19, the family requests that everyone wear a mask, or refrain from any personal contact with the family, at both the visitation and funeral service.
“In Memory of Steve Truninger”, the family suggests contributions to your favorite pet rescue organization.