Steve Stifel Obituary

Steve  Stifel
Steve Stifel

August 29, 1953 - December 23, 2021
Born in El Paso, Texas
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Steven Stifel, 68, passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2021. On December 29, 2021, the love of his life, Valerie Stifel Erickson passed away at MercyOne Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held on January 22, 2022 at Noah’s Restaurant from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery on January 14, 2022, following Valerie’s services.

Steve was born August 29, 1953 in El Paso, Texas to Howard and JoAnn (Garrington) Stifel. Shortly after he was born, the family moved to Des Moines. He was united in marriage to Valerie Erickson in 1982 then made their home in Des Moines where they had two children.

At an early age Steve was fascinated with the workings of small motors. Later in life he used this interest to create remote control cars that he raced professionally. He owned several small businesses over the years and has always found joy in cooking and spending time with his family.

Steve is survived by his children, Eric Stifel and Leah Stifel; granddaughters, Alaina Stifel and Brielle Stifel; siblings, Terry Stifel, Sherry (Bryan) Glider, Lawrence Stifel, Al (Kelly) Driscoll, Laura Trainer, Jennifer Lovanh, Thomas Smyth, Michael Smyth and Nena (Jim) Swift; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Please visit for online condolences and additional information.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel




Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, January 14, 2022
Celebration of his life
Noah's Ark Restaurant
2400 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, January 22, 2022
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM