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Steven Eric Sawyer

July 3, 1958 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 63)


Steven Eric Sawyer, 63, of Peru, was taken from his earthly home on Friday August 13th 2021 after a great evening of golf the night before.

He was born to Donald W. Sawyer and Carol J (Rommellfanger/Good) Jones on July 3rd 1958 in Peru Indiana. He married Ellen M. (Brim) Sawyer on July 17th 1992. Steve graduated from Peru High School in 1976. He recently retired from American Stationary after 27yrs.   

Steve was an avid golfer, gardener, and sports fan, especially his Chicago Cubs. Steve loved his family and loved to spend time in his meticulously organized man cave and garage with his enormous tribe of family and many friends. He was a friend to many and loved by all. Ellen married Steve because “he was the only man who didn’t get on her nerves.” Things got a little shaky after Steve’s retirement when he started organizing Ellen’s spice cabinet, then spring came and he returned to his habitat. 

To those who knew him, Steve had a kind, giving heart who never met a stranger, always going out of his way to help others. He had an amazing sense of humor, an immense love of music and a love for his wife that was steadfast and unwavering. He cherished his marriage and family above all. Steve was hardworking, honest, patriotic, and compassionate. Steve left an indelible mark in the hearts of all who knew him and his memory will live on forever.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 29 years Ellen Sawyer, his children Jeremy (Jessica) Sawyer, Erica (Jim Darland) Sawyer, Michael Sawyer (Natalie Rosemont), Olivia (Jason) Hayes, Amy (Adam) Routh, and Sarah Cook (Alton Davis).  Steve adored his 9 grandchildren Braeden Hendershott, Ava and Audrey Hayes, Charlotte Routh, Scarlett Wilke, Shaelynn Dishner, Olive and Hazel Sawyer, and Cash Davis. He is also survived by his mother Carol and stepfather Jim Jones, and stepmother Betty Sawyer.  Also surviving are his siblings Joe Sawyer, Beth (Bob) McConnell, Jerry (Karla) Boruff, Phil Boruff and Cherie Boruff, and Aunt Liz (Gary) Johnson, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald Sawyer, stepfather Arlen Good, brother Brett Good, and granddaughter Avery Sawyer. Steve and Ellen’s beloved dog Freddie went to be with Steve the afternoon of his death.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at Flowers Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street Peru, IN. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 11:00 am at Flowers Leedy with Pastor Rod Correll officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Donations may be made to Tom-Tom Youth Golf Fund in the Sawyer family name.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers Leedy Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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August 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
August 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

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