It is with great sadness that the family of Steve Rael announces his passing on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the age of 69 years. Steve will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Tammy, his daughters Lindsey (James) Gallardo, and Michaela Rael, brothers; Emilio and Joe, and sister Phylllis Gallegos. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Adelia; siblings Nellie Sierra, Cora Perea, Rose Martinez, and Mike Rael. He graduated from Antonito High School in 1966. After high school he attended Adams State College where he received a degree in Education. In 1971, he began his career with the State of Colorado where he worked for 45 years. Steve was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. He was an avid Bronco fan, enjoyed yardwork, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends. Recitation of rosary will be Thursday September 21, at 7 p.m., and funeral mass Friday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 11385 Grant Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233
Care of funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Denver.