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John "Steve" Stephen Reuter Obituary

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John "Steve" Stephen Reuter

Santa Rosa, California

June 12, 1954 - May 30, 2024

John "Steve" Stephen Reuter Obituary

Cherished husband and proud father of two sons, Steve passed away peacefully on May 30, 2024.


Born in Jacksonville, IL to Jack and Jan Reuter, Steve grew up in Arizona. In high school he competed in gymnastics, winning a state champion title on the high bar his senior year. Earning an athletic scholarship, he continued competing at the University of Arizona, graduating in 1976. Upon graduation, he moved to Santa Rosa and launched his career as a stock broker. From 1987 - 2024, he provided live daily stock market reports on KSRO radio, reaching beyond his many clients with a calm, matter-of-fact report of the markets' gyrations. Steve joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 and in 2001, was named Resident Director, managing the Santa Rosa Office. He was passionate about what he did and cared deeply about his Team. He described himself as a "market junkie", arriving early for market opening and working for only five firms through his 48 years in the industry.


For many years, Steve was active in the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Keegan Leadership Series and the Elsie Allen High School Foundation.


In his younger years, Steve's competitiveness continued with local triathlons. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed backpacking, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Later, he took up golf and was a member at Fountaingrove Club for many years. He was passionate about cars, starting as a kid with his Dad. Steve & Lee Ann celebrated his 50th birthday at the Indy 500 returning two years later with his sons and Dad, Jack.


Steve loved hosting large gatherings of family and friends for any and all occasions and was known to BBQ year-round, rain or shine. An avid Giants, 49er and Warriors fan, hosting a gathering for the Super Bowl, World Series or NBA Finals was a given.

Steve's greatest joy was coaching, watching and cheering on his sons at their many sports events, rarely missing a game. Tournament road trips frequently included extra teammates and the Reuter home was always open to their sons' friends and teammates to hang out.


Steve is preceded in death by his father, Jack. He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann, his two sons, John Wesley (Tracy) and Christopher Stephen, three grandchildren, Jack, Lilly and Sam, his mother, Jan and three sisters, Becky Restrepo, Kim Foulger and Susan Wilkerson.


Memorial Donations in Steve's memory may be made to: Cardinal Newman High School Fund A Future Tuition Assistance, 4320 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa CA 95403: Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation, P.O. Box 1513, Santa Rosa, CA 95402; or Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1111 Sonoma Ave., Suite 302, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.


A celebration of Steve's Life will be held Sunday, June 23rd, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John "Steve" Stephen Reuter hosted by Daniels Chapel of the Roses.

Cherished husband and proud father of two sons, Steve passed away peacefully on May 30, 2024.


Born in Jacksonville, IL to Jack and Jan Reuter, Steve grew up in Arizona. In high school he competed in gymnastics, winning a state champion title on the high bar his senior year. Earning an athletic scholarship, he continued competing at the University of Arizona, graduating in 1976. Upon graduation, he moved to Santa Rosa and launched his career as a stock broker. From 1987 - 2024, he provided live daily stock market reports on KSRO radio, reaching beyond his many clients with a calm, matter-of-fact report of the markets' gyrations. Steve joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 and in 2001, was named Resident Director, managing the Santa Rosa Office. He was passionate about what he did and cared deeply about his Team. He described himself as a "market junkie", arriving early for market opening and working for only five firms through his 48 years in the industry.


For many years, Steve was active in the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Keegan Leadership Series and the Elsie Allen High School Foundation.


In his younger years, Steve's competitiveness continued with local triathlons. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed backpacking, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Later, he took up golf and was a member at Fountaingrove Club for many years. He was passionate about cars, starting as a kid with his Dad. Steve & Lee Ann celebrated his 50th birthday at the Indy 500 returning two years later with his sons and Dad, Jack.


Steve loved hosting large gatherings of family and friends for any and all occasions and was known to BBQ year-round, rain or shine. An avid Giants, 49er and Warriors fan, hosting a gathering for the Super Bowl, World Series or NBA Finals was a given.

Steve's greatest joy was coaching, watching and cheering on his sons at their many sports events, rarely missing a game. Tournament road trips frequently included extra teammates and the Reuter home was always open to their sons' friends and teammates to hang out.


Steve is preceded in death by his father, Jack. He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann, his two sons, John Wesley (Tracy) and Christopher Stephen, three grandchildren, Jack, Lilly and Sam, his mother, Jan and three sisters, Becky Restrepo, Kim Foulger and Susan Wilkerson.


Memorial Donations in Steve's memory may be made to: Cardinal Newman High School Fund A Future Tuition Assistance, 4320 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa CA 95403: Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation, P.O. Box 1513, Santa Rosa, CA 95402; or Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1111 Sonoma Ave., Suite 302, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.


A celebration of Steve's Life will be held Sunday, June 23rd, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John "Steve" Stephen Reuter hosted by Daniels Chapel of the Roses.

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