Steve Faller Jr.
Jan. 24, 1930 – Nov. 12, 2014
Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident, Steve Sauter Faller Jr., 84, died at his home on Nov. 12, 2014.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Steve learned his skills as a finish carpenter from his father, Steve Faller Sr., an immigrant from Austria.
Shortly after returning from service with the U.S. Army in Germany, Steve met and married the love of his life, Geri.
In 1957, he and his wife packed their belongings and their daughter and relocated from California to Alaska.
He worked for many years for the Greater Anchorage Area Borough before moving to Halibut Cove and the life of a commercial fisherman on his vessel, the Balboa, in 1970.
He built his home in Homer, completing it in 1980, and settled down to work for the city of Homer until finally retiring.
Steve was a member of the Elks Club, joining the Anchorage Lodge in 1966, and later joining the Homer Lodge.
He enjoyed reading, woodworking and working with his hands in general. His biggest enjoyment came from working with blossoming plants, especially his rose bushes.
His family remembers he was always the guy who could do or build anything.
“Once he set his mind to it, that was it, it was all set in stone to be accomplished. He had a special way about him. He never yelled or seemed to get angry; you knew to listen when he spoke. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He noticed quirky things that made him chuckle. He was one of the smartest, most humble and honest men we knew. He loved our grandma until his last breath. We will all miss his wisdom and sense of humor. We felt like he could solve all the world’s problems. We considered him a very great example of the term ‘The Greatest Generation,’” his family said.
Steve is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geri Faller; his brother Carl Faller; his daughter and son-in-law, Carmion and Don Armstrong; his grandchildren and their spouses, Carmion and Bill Fuhrman, Kim and Eric Caley, and James and Teryl Armstrong; 12 great-grandchildren, and many precious friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Faller Sr.; his mother, Barbara Faller, and his grandson, Robert Armstrong.
At this time, no memorial is planned.