Independence – Steven L. Dillon, 61 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born on February 16, 1960, in Independence, the son of Harold Travis and Hedwig Margaret (Andersen) Dillon. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1979. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Jesup, Iowa, and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence. Mr. Dillon married Debbie Ceyner on March 14, 1981, in Independence. They later parted. On July 20, 1991, he married Mary Fisher in Littleton, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 1994. And then, on December 7, 1997, he and Melissa Klenzman were married. They also parted.
Mr. Dillon was an assembly person for Bertch Cabinet in Waterloo, Iowa. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He also worked on and rode motorcycles.
Mr. Dillon is survived by 2 daughters, Melanie Meister and Mandy (Matt) Lewis, both of Alvin, Texas, 1 step son, Tyler Klenzman of Fairbank, Iowa, 1 step daughter, Mekyley Klenzman of Fairbank, and 5 grandchildren, Julien Meister, Baylee Vaudrin, Triston Lewis, Saydee Lewis, and Charlie Klenzman. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Richard (JoAnn) Dillon of Rowley, Iowa, John (Linda) Dillon and Bill (Linda) Dillon, both of Independence, 1 sister, Ann Weber of Independence, 1 sister-in-law, Jo Ann Dillon of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his second wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Bob Dillon and Kenneth Dillon (in infancy), 1 son-in-law, Lucas Meister, and 1 brother-in-law, George Weber.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Sharon Bainbridge officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Independence. Visitation will be after 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 16th, until service time. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com. White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements.