Steve W. Eye, 58, died on February 14th, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.
He was born February 9th, 1964, in Marion, Kansas, the son of Pat and Donna Eye. He attended Cedar Point Grade School, Strong City Middle School and Cottonwood Falls High School freshman year. He then graduated from Newton High School with the class of 1982.
On July 6th, 2002, Steve was united in marriage the love of his life, Donita Smith. The couple would have celebrated their 20th anniversary this year.
He started his aerospace career at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas which included working on Air Force One. He then went on to owning his own business, Med-Flite of MidAmerica, in Newton, Kansas.
Steve became a gear head at a young age leading him to a lifetime of racing and working on pit crews. He had a need for speed. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time hunting with his sons and friends. You could find him on the lake with loved ones almost every summer. He was blessed in 2015 with the gift of a kidney after years of dialysis. He, Donita and Cody founded the Newton Clay Target high school program in 2020. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time traveling and watching Cody compete in shooting completions. Seeing Cody accomplish his goal of becoming an All American Trap Shooter was a highlight of this last year. He was ornery, loved to entertain and if he was giving you a hard time, you knew he loved you. Steve and Donita were true soulmates who loved each other and their family more than anything.
Steve is survived by his wife, Donita Eye; father, Pat Eye; his children Kami Eye, Kaci Smalley and her husband Brandon, Cory Gouvion and his wife Ashley, Devin Eye and his wife Jessica, Joel Gouvion and his wife Manda, Nathan Gouvion and Teresa Westhoff, Brianna Gouvion, and Cody Eye; 5 grandsons; 7 granddaughters; and sister, Jaci Weigandt and her husband John.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Eye.
A visitation will be from 1pm – 4pm on Sunday, February 20th, 2022, at Petersen Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be at 11am on Monday, February 21st, 2022, at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas. Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to Donita Eye with Memo: Newton ClayTarget.