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September 25, 1949 - October 14, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">SOLTES, Steven Joseph <br>September 25, 1949 – October 14, 2016 <br> <br>Steven Joseph Soltes passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on October 14, 2016 at the age of 67. <br> <br>He was predeceased by his cherished wife and best friend, Dana; his mother, Maria and his father, Steve. <br>Steven is loved and remembered by his son, Darren (Einat) Soltes of Austin, TX; three grandchildren, Alexander, Anastasia and Sebastian; brother, Robert (Rhonda) Soltes of Lethbridge, AB; sister, Marian (Stan) Johnson of Lethbridge, AB and by his mother-in-law, Louise Farrer of Calgary, AB. He will also be lovingly remembered by his close friends in Red Deer, whom he considered his adopted family by his dog, Scotty. <br> <br>Steven enjoyed a brief military career before entering the educational field as a shop teacher, vice principal and principal. He was married to his wife Dana for 22 years and had one adopted son, Darren. Steven was an avid golfer, designing and manufacturing custom clubs as well as being a marshal at the River Bend Golf Course. He enjoyed many sports: hockey, football (especially the Calgary Stampeders), NASCAR and the Nevada Air Show. Steven and Dana travelled to many parts of the World together. He also enjoyed walks with Scotty, Bible studies with his friends and music. He had a keen interest in politics, world affairs and loved a good debate. <br> <br>Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at Unit 32 Palliative, Red Deer Hospital and the Red Deer Hospice. <br> <br>A memorial service with be held at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer, AB on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Vallee officiating. <br></div>