Edward James Stieber
On the 29th of April 2023, Big Ed Stieber went to the happy hunting ground in the sky while hospitalized at MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Born March 12, 1958 to Rich and Marlene (Davis) Stieber, Eddie grew up loving the outdoors. He held passions for so many things including (in no particular order) elk hunting, his wife & soulmate Dianne, fishing, bear hunting, wood working, his family, deer hunting, his nieces and nephews-including “greats”, duck hunting, camping, gardening, goose hunting, cooking-especially making salsa and pies, their cabin in Crystal Lakes, and more hunting.
After attending Fort Lupton schools and working for his dad’s Deere business, Ed’s career began with farming for Lloyd Land and continued 29 years with the Colorado Department of Transportation, where he found many, many friends, mentoring and giving advice even after retirement.
A big man with a heart just as big, he was known throughout his life for baking pies for birthday observances and special occasions. Every fall, dozens and dozens of jars were filled with his special salsa, pickles, and sauerkraut that he shared generously.
When he married his true love, Dianne Allison on December 31, 1994, she knew their kitchen was where she would always find Ed preparing wonderful creations.
Only diagnosed recently with Chordoma, a form of cancer that attacks either end of the spinal column, Ed tried valiantly to overcome the rapid growth. Ed would have especially wished to thank family and friends who supported him following his diagnosis.
He will be mourned and missed by all his surviving friends and family: his wife Dianne, mother Marlene Stieber, siblings Zo (George) Hubbard, Chris (Liz) Stieber, & Jack Stieber as well as nephew Travis (Jessica) Stieber, nieces Sam (Rod) Dudley, Kenzie (Austin) Collier, Madison Stieber, Kyli (Marcus) Garcia and their families. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Barry (Diana) Allison (& nephew Dillon), Orie (Melanee) Allison (& nephew Justin), and adopted nephews Brady and Brycen Buum, and cousins with whom he held a very close kinship.
Gone before Ed’s passing were his dad Rich and brother Greg.
Memorial: Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the historic fort just west of highway 85 on County Road 14.5: 2001 Historic Parkway in Fort Lupton. All gentlemen are encouraged to wear shorts and boots-Ed's year around attire.
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