David Kenneth Stepper Jr.
Beloved Son, Father, Brother, and Grandfather.
September 26, 1969-December 28, 2020
David was born in Kellogg, ID
David is survived by his parents David and Barbara Stepper of Butte,MT, his sons David the 3rd (Josie) Stepper of Pensecola, FL, Dustin Stepper of Billings, MT, his daughters Montana (Bryan) Ready of San Tan, AZ and Alli (Wyatt) Holzworth of Lolo, MT, Grand Children, Ruben, Hector, Benson, Benjamin, Izzabella, and Evangeline, Richard, and 4 brothers, Richard (Erika) Stepper of Stevensville, MT, Robert (Jill) Stepper Winnemucca, NV, Brian (Penny) Stepper of Butte, MT, and Christopher (Anne) Stepper of Sacramento, CA, uncle, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, neices, nehews, and cousins.
David is preceeded in death by his grandparents Francis and Joyce Mcdowell, Kenneth and Mavis Anderson, aunt Nancy Kondelik, uncle David Mcdowell, uncle Frank McQuire, uncle Bill Pesanti, and nephew Camden Martinez.
David enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his 7 grandchildren and family.
David was in the mining industry for over 30 years in Montana, Utah, Nevada, Ohio, and New York.
David will be loved and missed by many family and friends.
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of David.
Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for David and his family.
Read the thoughts and memories, then feel free to add your own.
Margaret Espinola says
Dave, Barb and family, We are so sorry to hear of ‘Dave’s passing, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. ‘Dave was such a great person and we have so many great memories of growing up in the neighborhood with him. Love to you all, Margaret and Miguel Espinola
Suni O'Boyle says
My heart goes out to your entire family. He truly was a bright soul and a great friend to me in his last days. He will live on in your hearts FREE from pain and suffering until we meet him again.
Arlene Pettersen says
Sorry for your loss! As one of Jack’s caregivers, I got to know Dave, during the few months he was staying with Jack. He was a great guy, and will be missed.
Lily & Jim Holman says
We are so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing He was a friend from our days in Butte and we reconnected in Billings and Absorkee when Jim & Dave worked together at Stillwater Mining Co. and AAU wrestling at Billings Wrestling Club
Please know we are praying for comfort and healing
Frank snd Sharon Myers says
Our dearest friends, Dave & Barb, our deepest condolences & heartfelt sympathy to you & the families who grieve the loss of this dear one. Having shared many years of memories when our daughters grew up with your sons, Davie will remain in our hearts with love. In honor of Davie, to celebrate this wonderful son of yours, we have made a contribution to Global Hunger Relief in his name & memory. Our love & prayers are with you. Frank & Sharon ❤️🙏
Judy H Aguirre says
So sorry for your loss. Prayers coming your way to you and your whole family
Larry Largen says
I will never forget when fell asleep and drive our band bus off the highway back when I was in high school. Thankfully no one was hurt and we all had a good laugh. Rest In Peace my friend.
Ben Howard says
I made a good friend here in the USA with Big Dave. Miss you mate rest easy 👍
Mike and Steph Moodry says
Dave was a bold spirit. For a number of years He brought some of the biggest names in wrestling to run a wrestling camp. It was amazing that we had over 300 wrestlers for a week from all over the country. It was a real family affair. Even brining. Dave and Barb to be camp chefs. Those were great memories. Our condolences to the whole family! We are morning with you. RIP Dave!
Debi Rolando says
Dave and Barb, I cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am that he is no longer with us. It has taken several weeks for it to finally sink in that I will never again hear his voice when he would call or, better yet, show up on my doorstep years later while both of us had separately moved to Utah in our adult lives. Staying with me and my kids for a couple of weeks he welcomed my kids as tho they were a part of his own family. We took them fishing at a lake in Idaho where he and my daughter Sydney caught the only fish of the day…. it was about 4 inches long, haha. Arm in arm he made me take a picture of their accomplishment (hard to do without laughing).
During our time together in high school he would buy me extravagant gifts from a young teenager that made me feel as tho I were the most important person on earth. We were inseparable for months planning our “wedding” (on his parents anniversary) and how many kids we would have and where we’d live. He and the rest of his family made me a part of the family and at that time the only girl of the family.
Eventually due to circumstances we went our own ways only to be brought back to see each other on the birth of one of each of our own kids and thru reconnecting found out that another one of our kids shared yet another birthday.
He truly made me feel so special and I will never forget that love and connection we had.
I will never forget you Dave and will always remember my first true love. You were definitely “one of a kind” and I am happy knowing that you are up there able to look down on me, your funny bunny! I am glad you are now pain free and you’ll be as big as life in heaven as you were with us down here.
I will never, ever forget you and will always love you Davy! Your funny bunny, Debi.