NLJ Staff

Sept. 18, 1951–Dec. 1, 2018

Steve was born Sept. 18, 1951, in Mobridge, S.D., to Arnold “Arnie” and Joan (Simon) Lesmeister.

He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a hobby photographer, loved gardening, and worked as a crude oil hauler for a large part of his life. He retired in December 2017 and pursued a passion of his, building toy barns.

Steve Lesmeister, 67, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at his home in Newcastle, Wyo.

Steve is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sheryl; five sons, Jim (Peter), Craig (Esper), Jason (Sarah), Cody, and Jesse (Amanda); eight grandchildren, Tanner, Marc, Mariah, Maegan, Victoria, Devon, Katie, and Laurel; five great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Ed) Mathews; father-in-law, Marlin Ingalls; two sisters-in-law, Debbie (Paul Delbridge) and Marla Griffith; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnie and Joan Lesmeister; mother-in-law, Ethel Ingalls; and a stillborn daughter.

A time for sharing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at Newcastle Lodge & Convention Center in Newcastle.

Condolences may be sent to the family at


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