Stephen Earl Salyer, 76 of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022.  He was born June 29, 1946 in Hamlet, IN to the late Burl and Juanita (Summerlot) Salyer.  Serving in Vietnam, Stephen was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  He was a retired truck driver, driving for Roadway, Liquid Carbonic, and Red Top.  Stephen enjoyed collecting old tractors from the small models to the full-size tractors.
On September 1, 1984, Stephen married Elda “Cookie” Salyer who preceded him in death in 2009.  He is survived by his children, Laura (Jim) Meyer and Jonathan (Anjela) Salyer; grandchildren, Andrew and Ava Meyer and Torrence and Slate Salyer; sister, Carol (Perry) Souder; and sister-in-law, Terri Salyer.  Stephen was also preceded in death by his brother, Calvin and sisters, Leann Fornal and Vivian Salyer.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Memorial Service beginning at 12:00 PM.  Burial of ashes will follow at Round Lake Cemetery, Knox.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or any Veterans Charity of your choice.


We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing!! May you find comfort in all the memories you have. He’ll always be with you!!  Love, The J Jarvis’

Steve you will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family. We will miss listening to your story’s and adventures.  Deters Family, Jeff and Kay 

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your father. Grief never really goes away. It just becomes easier to live with. Remember him with a smile through your tears.  -James & Paula Slack 

We send our love and condolences. Steve had a heart of gold, his smile and laughter was contagious. He and my husband became friends over the love of Corvettes. Steve was a forever friend. We have so many memories of him that we will treasure and we will miss him. DaLane, Eric, and Tresa Daniel's and (our angel in heaven Charlie are together friends once more.)  -DaLane Daniels 

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