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Steven W. “Steve” Truninger

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.



9 Messages

  • Lisa Weise Posted July 31, 2021 5:27 pm

    My lifelong friend, childhood sweetheart you were a wild one but a very much loved family member! Say hi to dad and dance like no one is watching RIP Steve!

  • Luis González Posted August 1, 2021 11:43 am

    Very thankful to know Steve he help me and my family when I worked with him at the sod farm along with his dad, I’m currently leaving in Mexico but Steve alway will be remember for been a good boss and a very good person.
    Hasta la vista Steve!

  • Cheryl Dooley Posted August 1, 2021 11:49 am

    Mike Baker and I are so sorry to hear about Steve our thoughts and prayers go to all family and friends

  • delma j gardner Posted August 1, 2021 8:30 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Remember Steve is at peace now and find some comfort in that. Kay, I am always here if you need to talk. There is no pain worse than losing a child, no matter their age. . My heart goes out to you all.

  • Sally Harris Posted August 2, 2021 3:31 pm

    I met Steve back in the late 80’s-early 90’s and enjoy his company-always fun and smiling….he will certainly be missed.

  • Susan and “Pappie” Engle Posted August 5, 2021 1:22 am

    “Thank you neighbor for helping us pull our. vehicles out of snow and mud. Thank you for taking care of our horrid gravel road when water made ditches in the road. Thank you for checking on your neighbors every now and then. I’ll never forget you….or your Dad.”

  • Grace Ann Lindsey Posted August 9, 2021 3:12 pm

    Miss Kay and family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Bill Livingston Posted August 12, 2021 12:00 pm

    kay and family, Marilyn and I are so sorry for your loss. We watched Steve grow up from a baby. Pray God gives you peace at this time.

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