Jerald 'Sonny' Steir on Aug. 19, 2009, at 12:18 a.m., a Pueblo icon left to join his father, Tom; mother, Goldie; brother, Jim; daughter, Raelene; and mother-in-law, Lou, after his battle with Alzheimer's came to an end. To treasure his memory Sonny leaves behind the one person who took care of him for eight years and three months at home, his loving and devoted wife, Terry, and his pride and joy, his 11-year-old son, Austin; two beloved daughters, Tammy Steir-Orcutt (Jim Bowen) and Chantell (Chuck) Steir-Williams; and step-son, Dustin Smith. Sonny also left behind two sisters, Janet (Jim Weldon) and Jane (Bill Standfill); and brother, Jack (Nancy) Steir, who he loved so much. Sonny had many nieces, nephews, and grandsons who will also miss him. Sonny also left behind a special son-in-law, Ray Orcutt, who will also miss him dearly. Of those left behind, Sonny will be missed by his close friends, Linda (Don) Balerio and Linda (Craig) Dotson as well. Sonny was born June 23, 1944, in Rocky Ford. At a young age, Sonny joined and served in the U.S. Army and once he was out, took over as owner of the Tom's Towing business left to him by his dad. Sonny was an avid outdoorsman who loved to camp, fish, hunt, and drive ATVs. He raced the #32 car at Beacon Hill Speedway until he retired at the age of 50. Sonny belonged to a number of organizations including, the Masons and Shriners, which he was a part of for most of his adult life. He was also a member of the TRPC for more than ten years. It was the wish and request of Sonny that there be no viewing or services. Sonny's wish was for people to remember him as he was before he became ill. Terry and Austin can be contacted anytime Saturday, Aug. 22, at 837 23rd Lane. In lieu of food and flowers, there has been a college fund setup for his 11 year old son, Austin at Canon National Bank, contact Linda Balerio (544-5548) or donations in his memory to Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, Colo., 81001. Online condolences,

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  1. Sonny Steir was my father who lost his battle against Alzheimers disease but he will always be in my memories and a hero to many. He will always be in our hearts.

  2. Uncle Sonny-I remember growing up at beacon Hill and riding in your’s and my dad cars after winning..I have such fond memories of you, racing , fishing, camping,and work at station..You were the with my family as i was growing up..I remember you as a strong man, that loved his wife,girls and special son Austin. You will be missed but not forgotten, by all of us that loved…Rest in peace with Papa and Gram..

  3. Im very sorry about Sonny, he was a good guy, Im glad to have known him. I will say a prayer for him. God bless . Love Marcus Gibbs.

  4. Yvonne and I have a lot of memorys back in the 70s when our kids and theirs were small boating,camping and racing he was a good friend and we will miss him a lot
    Jon and Yvonne

  5. Sonny was one of the greatest men I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. All my love – Eva

  6. Terry, my heart goes out to you and your family. Sonny was always a family favorite at Becon Hill! If there is any way that we can help please feel free to give us a call. Dave (the corvette) Cheryl and Ericka

  7. Tammy and family, We’re sorry for the lose of such a good person. Our hearts are with you now and forever.

  8. I am sadden to hear the loss of Sonny. I am friends with his daughter Tammy and my prayers are with the whole family. May he rest in peace.

  9. Terry our thoughts and prayers are with you we know the battle was not only sonnys but yours as well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
    The Berckefeldts

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