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Steven John Pfnister, 60, passed from this earthly life on September 11, 2021 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was born March 11, 1961 to John Pfnister and Janice Clark Pfnister in Rupert, Idaho. After moving around with his dad’s work, the family settled in Moab, Utah when Steve was eleven and he graduated from Grand County High School in 1979. Not long after graduation he started his life of trucking. Learning from his dad and friends he kept for many years. Working for companies in Utah, Idaho and Colorado and traveling all across the United States hauling everything from food to oversized equipment. Steve met and married Vicky Young in 1987; they had two daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, later divorcing. His daughters meant everything to him. While living in Salt Lake City, Utah Steve met and married Rayola Sundquist. Shortly afterwards, purchasing his own semi and becoming an owner/operator. He had many different experiences and seeing even more of the country with his own truck. He and Rayola later divorced. Steve was a great driver and took pride in his work logging over four million miles over the road.
His daughters blessed him with five grandchildren he thought the world of. He is survived by his two daughters; Stephanie (Terance) Christopherson and Michelle (Bryan) Kujaczynski, mother; Janice Pruitt, brother; Todd (Petenia) Pfnister, stepbrothers Tom (Jeanne) Pruitt, Bill (Ellen) Pruitt, Jerry Neal Pruitt and Tony Knighton, stepsisters Annette (Stuart) Arnold, Vicky (Leandro) Castaneda and Melissa Knighton, grandchildren; Abagail, Lucas, and Landon Christopherson and Ahrianna and Ariyah Kujaczynski and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father; John Pfnister, stepfather; Jerry Pruitt, stepmother Evelyn Pfnister and his grandparents.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m Friday, September 24, 2021. at the Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho. Burial will follow in the Rupert Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
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