Steven Eugene Slusser
1945 - 2021
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Steven Eugene Slusser

Reno - Steven Eugene Slusser passed peacefully away surrounded by friends and family on June 27, 2021.

Steven was born in Alhambra, California, on March 1, 1945. Drafted into the United States army while working in the Angeles Forest for the US Forest Service in 1969, Steven proudly served his country for 18 months, 14 of which he was the Gunner on a 105-mm howitzer M102 cannon in Vietnam. Upon his return from military tour, he continued his love of the outdoors as a Soil Scientist for the US Department of Agriculture for the next 30 years. He loved growing gardens, riding horses, dogs on his lap and at his heels, and he was quick and witty with a great sense of humor, still cracking jokes in his final hours.

Steven is survived by his brother, James A. Slusser of Reno, Nevada, ex-wife and friend of 45 years, Sandra McGarva, stepchildren Rayna Harkness (Kindle) and Corey Kindle of Standish, California, his niece Ann Christine Slusser of Huntington Beach, California, and nephews, Albert Slusser and James Slusser of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, South America.

Military Funeral Services for Steven will be held TBA at the Veteran's Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada. If you would like to express your condolences or share a special memory please visit

Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jun. 28 to Jul. 4, 2021.
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As a former co-worker of Steve's at NRCS I will remember his warm smile and pleasant nature. I have fond memories of the delicious tomatoes he harvested from his garden. He knew they were the best - you could tell by the huge smile on his face. My condolences to those he left behind.
Connie Ihringer
July 12, 2021
I worked with Steve at NRCS and through the Nevada small farmers group. He had a wealth of information about soils (ugh) and farming (yay). He sold us the absolute best garlic. My family loved it. He always attended our retirees' luncheons and was just a pleasure to be around. Rest well, my friend. You're missed already.
Liz Warner
July 11, 2021
Lori and Shirley.
July 7, 2021
July 6, 2021
Gary Monroe
July 6, 2021
Steve is missed at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). After retiring, Steve returned to the office signing up as an Earth Team volunteer. His knowledge was utilized on a regular basis. Steve brought fresh tomatoes from his garden every year. He attended all social functions. I am grateful I had the chance to meet Steve. He was a good man.
July 6, 2021
We met Steve at the Infiniti store as he purchased a couple of cars from us. He was always engaging and easy to talk to-very well read and super interesting life experiences. He was always gracious, and simply, a Good Man. Godspeed, Steve, until we meet again-you have earned your rest.
David Ell
June 30, 2021
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