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 www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jun. 28 to Jul. 4, 2021.