OBITUARY

Stephen William Repetto

July 8, 1949January 10, 2021

Stephen “Steve” Repetto was a caring husband, brother, uncle, and friend. He left this world too soon on January 10, 2021 at age 71. Steve married Gayle Zurheide in 1988 and happily enjoyed their lives together for the past 31 years. In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Steve was not crushed by his failing capacity, but persevered by staying active and social as he so loved. Steve was born on July 8, 1949. After graduating from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO, Steve went to work for IBM in 1972. IBM recognized Steve’s hard work and successful client relationships with many awards, exotic trips and accolades. Steve retired from IBM in 2002. After retiring, Steve continued his success as a businessman by launching Ozark Future, LLC with friend and partner Ray Porschen, building beautiful homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Steve loved spending time outdoors, boating, fishing, listening to music with friends, riding his bicycle and barbecuing for guests. Steve chased his dream to live at the Lake of the Ozarks, and enjoyed living there for many years. Yet, Missouri’s cold winters and his love for fishing solidified Steve desire to live in Florida for his retirement years. Between the Florida keys and Fort Myers Beach, Steve became a Floridian island boy, chasing as many fish as possible with boating or bicycling as the preferred means of transportation.

Steve’s success in life was the many friendships he created and strangers he made into friends. He loved to laugh, entertain and make every moment a social hour, “the more the merrier.” Steve’s greatest joy in his remaining years at Fort Myers Beach was playing the cowbell with the bluesy bass player Deb Biela, her band, Deb and the Dynamics. Much fun was had by all watching him gleefully dance and play. His love of people, social engagement and activity will go unmatched.

Steve loved his family dearly. He is survived by: loving wife, Gayle Repetto; brother Scott (Jeanie) Moser; sister Sandy Moser; many nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles.

An outdoor funeral service and interment in the Peace Garden is scheduled for 11 a.m. on January 28, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3751 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, Fl. St. Peter was the only church Steve ever loved. He and Gayle would walk to church and attend joyfully. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Peter Lutheran church on his behalf. If you choose to donate online their address is www.stpeterfmb.com or mail to the address above.

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Susie Gunia

January 19, 2021

I will never forget my Stevie
He was the best! He always was a happy go lucky guy. Everyday was a beautiful day for Stevie at the lake!
May he Rest In Peace

Linda Sandbothe

January 13, 2021

So sorry to hear Gayle. Arnold & I want you to know you and Your family are in our prayers! Arnold & I both so enjoyed you & Steve when you were here at the Lake! Hugs, Linda & Arnold Sandbothe

John Goedde

January 13, 2021

Gayle, Sue and I were so sorry to hear about Steve, you have our deepest sympathy. He was such a nice guy, and so fun to be around. He was also great to work with, and was always ready to help with anything I needed, and always with a smile.
We will keep you and the Family in our prayers. God Bless you.

John Qualy

January 13, 2021

I met Steve when he worked with IBM in Jeff City. IBM had a great group of salespeople. My good friend Mark Bauer introduced me to Steve. His energy and love of people came thru loud and clear. He had me laughing as he did every time I saw him. Steve was one of the best salesman I ever met. All Honor to His Name.

Pat Tate

January 13, 2021

Gayle, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember our times at the lake and vacations fondly. I am sure he is busy organizing some adventure in heaven.

Tuna Hentges

January 12, 2021

Gayle, sorry to about Steve's passing. He was a good friend, had some great times with him. IBM family has lost legend.

Susan Starman

January 12, 2021

Gail I am so sorry for your loss. Stevie lived a adventurous life and enjoyed every minute of it! One of a kind guy! Hug’s and prayers heading your way!
Love ya
Susie Starman

Jackie Chambers

January 12, 2021

Gayle, I’m so sorry to hear about Steve. I have many great memories of our days at IBM. I will always remember his smile. My prayers are with you.

Susan and Gene Davis

January 12, 2021

OUR YEARS AT THE LAKE WITH "THE WILD BUNCH" LEAVES US WITH SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES AS WE'D ALL GATHER AT WHERE EVER STEVIE WOULD ANNOUNCE - USUALLY DOCKNOCKERS OR SOMEWHERE CLOSE BY. ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, FULL OF LIFE, SMILES AND KISSES. MEMORIES WE'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN WE THINK OF STEVIE AND GAYLE.

John Rice

January 12, 2021

Gayle, Debbie and I are so sorry to hear about Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I have great memories of times spent with you guys. We all could use a little more cowbell.

FROM THE FAMILY