Steve Eaton


Steve Eaton, 80, of Ottumwa, died at 12:14 a.m. November 1, 2022 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.He was born October 16, 1942 near Floris to Ted and Olive Swaim Eaton. He married Judy Conder on August 21, 1960.

A 1960 graduate of Davis County High School, Steve was a salesman for Courtney Shepherd Lawn and Leisure in Ottumwa and then worked for Drost Equipment in Oskaloosa.

Steve was a member of Christ’s Church where he served as treasurer. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife, Judy; their children, Kimberly (John) Proctor and David (Becky) Eaton, both of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren, Noah Wallace, Elizabeth (Titus) Weller, Breanna (Jacob) Berry, Makenzie (Joel) Dornath and Isaac Eaton; 3 great-grandchildren, Dawson, Katie and Wyatt; and a sister, Beverly Janecek of Yutan, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, David Eaton and Jerry Eaton.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 3rd, at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Christ’s Church with Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drakesville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Christ’s Church.

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