Steve Weed

Time of Remembrance for Steve Weed, age 83, of Orleans, will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Steve Weed passed away at his home in Orleans, Iowa on December 2, 2021.

Steve was born July 11, 1938, in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  He spent his formative years in Orleans where his parents (Judd and Liola) ran the Orleans Post Office, the Orleans Grocery, and Weed’s Resort on Big Spirit.  He attended the then Orleans public grade school followed by Spirit Lake High School where he graduated in 1958.

He spent the next few years deciding on his future.  During this time, he spent several years in California where his sisters (Catherine and Margaret) had settled, but his love of Big Spirit drew him back.  After returning to Spirit Lake, he met Marlys Ringler.  They were married in 1964.

Steve then pursued his dream of becoming a realtor specializing in home sales on Big Spirit.  He founded Weed Realty in 1966 and sold homes in the lakes area for the next 40 years.  Nothing was more gratifying to him than seeing his clients on Big Spirit.  He fondly remembered every sale (including the number of times he had sold each property) and he enjoyed reminiscing about his experiences growing up in the lakes area.  

He is survived by his wife Marlys, son Steve (wife Holly and daughter Peyton), daughter Brenda Jaeb (daughter Makena and son Dylan), sister Catherine Stinemetz (sons Fritz and Kurt), nephew Grant Bowen, and niece Linda Acosta.