Steven R. Lundt of Oak Creek died June 3, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident in South Routt County. He was 31.

Steve was born March 31, 1970, in Ajo, Ariz., the son of Janet R. (Walters) Pretti of Delta and John F. Lundt of Havelock, N.C. He was a 1988 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, and for the past five years was employed at the Twentymile Coal Mine in Routt County.

Steve had a great sense of humor and his son and friends were a very important part of his life. He was a bartender at the Colorado Bar in Oak Creek. He enjoyed country music, liked welding and working mechanics on cars and tow trucks.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Janet and Rod Pretti of Delta; his father and stepmother, John and Wilma Lundt of Havelock, N.C.; a son, Dakota Jewell of Rifle; a sister, Michelle Bates and husband Joe, and their children, Mikayla and J.J. of Silt; his maternal grandparents, Ted and Leona Walters of Mesa, Ariz.; and two stepsisters, Stephanie Wilson and son Tim, and Sheila Pretti, all of Denver.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. June 8, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. The Rev. Bob Sewell officiated. Cremation has taken place. Peterson Funeral Home of Steamboat Springs assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials in Steve’s name may be sent to the South Routt Rodeo Bible Camp, P.O. Box 792, Oak Creek, 80467.

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