Steven Clifford Wehling
April 29, 1949 ~ April 30, 2020
Steven C. Wehling, 71, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, after a short illness.
No services will be held at this time due to the COVID 19 virus.
Steven Clifford Wehling, son of James and Norma (Johnson) Wehling, was born April 29, 1949 in Sioux Falls, SD. He was the second of three children. Steve grew up in Sioux Falls and attended Washington High School.
Steve was united in marriage with Gloria Lee Timm on August 9, 1969 in Canton, SD. The couple was blessed with four children, Pamela, Dawn, Alissa, and David. Throughout their marriage, they resided in several different places, of which include Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Lennox, and Corpus Christi, TX, before settling permanently in Sioux Falls.
Steve worked as a jeweler for various companies over the years. He obtained his master jeweler certification in 1998, of which he was very proud. He was most recently employed by Riddle’s Jewelry, where he worked alongside his son, David.
In his free time, he loved playing computer games, working out at the Sanford Wellness Center, and most of all, doing genealogy research. Steve began his family research back in 1997. He has since created an extended online network of family and friends. Steve not only researched his own family, but also enjoyed helping others locate their family members by assisting them with their research using archives and even DNA profile results. When his daughters were young, he enjoyed coaching their softball teams for the Hilltop Softball League. He spent many years doing this.
Steven is survived by his wife, Gloria, Sioux Falls; four children, Pamela Wehling, Sioux Falls, Dawn (Joel) Kopp, Sioux City, Alissa Rittgers, Corpus Christi, TX, and David Wehling, Sioux Falls; eight grandchildren, Katelyn, Nathan, Lindsey, Kody, Megan, Ian, Michael and Reagan; and one sister, Susan (Roger) Gage, Brookings.
Steven was preceded in death by his parents, James and Norma (Johnson) Wehling and one brother, Thomas Wehling.