Stephen M. Byers
February 13, 1950 - December 09, 2020
Stephen M. (Steve) Byers passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1950, to Donald L. and Mary Jane (Janie) Byers.
Steve attended high school in Topeka and Little Rock Arkansas before being drafted where he served 2 terms in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) and received the Bronze Star for his service.
Steve loved the outdoors, especially fishing, where he spent many a day and evening at nearby lakes with his brother-in-law Jerry. He loved a good fish fry with all the fixings and was a great all around chef. He enjoyed sitting around visiting and sharing stories with family and friends. Steve never met a stranger and will be fondly remembered by the many patrons met while operating a vegetable stand for several years in southwest Topeka.
Survivors include a daughter Anastasia (Staci) Byers, Allen, Texas, and sisters Pam (Jerry) Solis and Kristine Byers Fuqua, Topeka. Other survivors include nieces Rachael Solis, San Antonio, Texas, Jessea Solis, Titusville, Florida, stepmother Rosa Byers, Plano, Texas, stepsister Sharon Parmley, Dallas, Texas, great nieces Mayah and Asha Solis, Topeka, and great-great nieces Abryell and Harper Grame. Also his two aunts Delores Pottorf and Lila Rice both of Topeka. Preceding him in death were his parents and niece Shawna Solis.
Cremation has taken place. At his request no public service is scheduled. A graveside service for family will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation (a Veterans Nonprofit Organization) at www.fisherhouse.org or Helping Hands Humane Society of Topeka.