July 25, 2022
Steven Bernard Hartle “Weaver”, age 62, of Humboldt passed away Monday, July 25 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD. Visitation with the family present was held from 5 – 7 pm, with a Liturgical Wake Service and Rosary that began at 7 pm on Sunday, July 31 at Miller Funeral Home, Hartford. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 am Monday, August 1 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Humboldt.
Steve was born on November 6, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas to Kenneth and Mary (McCoy) Hartle. He attended schools in Germany and Universal City, Texas before his father retired from the United States Air Force in 1973 and the family moved to Humboldt. Steve graduated from West Central High School in 1979 and then attended Sioux Vocational School for two years, learning job training and independent living skills.
Steve worked various jobs in Sioux Falls which included, The First Edition, Federal Building, Sioux Falls Rec. Center, Brandon Wood Preservers, Lonestar Steakhouse and TC Referee. Steve’s longest employment was working for Sioux Vocational Services (Lifescape) for thirty-two years. He loved selling tickets to their yearly pancake breakfast fundraiser and was so good at it that he won a trip to the Black Hills for selling the most tickets in 2009.
Steve never let his disabilities limit him nor did they define him. He participated in the Special Olympics for two years, receiving medals in several events. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 148, Explorer Scouts, Boy Scouts of America Sioux Council and St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Over the years, Weaver could be found riding his bicycle all around Sioux Falls and giving “Love Pats” and a “Whoop Whoop” to anyone and everyone. He enjoyed watching and cheering for the local high school sports teams and was an avid attendee at numerous sporting events for West Central High School. Weaver was also a huge Minnesota Vikings fan with jokes galore.
Steve loved his family dearly, especially his nieces and nephews. He also held a special place in his heart for the many friends he made along the way. He touched so many lives just being who God created him to be.
Steve is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Hartle, Humboldt; brothers, Michael (Wanda) Hartle, Sioux Falls, James (Robin) Hartle, Germany; sister, Teresa Nelson, Sioux Falls; six nephews and four nieces; three great-nephews and six great-nieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and Lucille Hartle; Bernard and Margaret McCoy.
The family would like to sincerely thank all those who took such great care of our loved one at Lifescape (Sioux Falls), South Dakota Developmental Center (Redfield), Sunset Manor (Irene) and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital (Yankton).
Funeral services provided by George Boom Funeral Home