With a saddened heart, we announce the passing of Steven J. Salwey, 58, of Fargo, ND, on February 26, 2023. He passed peacefully at Sanford hospital following a stroke. Friends and family are invited to a funeral service on March 9, 2023, at 2 pm at Northview Church, 3401 25th St S, Fargo.

Steve was born on November 19, 1964, in Dickinson, ND, to Bendict “Ben” and Kathleen (Schindele) Salwey. He grew up in Williston, ND, and graduated high school in 1983. He attended The University of North Dakota, Williston, and received his Associate of Arts degree in 1986. In 1990, he graduated from The ND State College of Science, Wahpeton, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Electronics. Steve worked as a Computer Service Manager until 1992, when he opened his own business “CompuTech” in Fargo, ND. In 1999, he married Joy Miller and had two beautiful daughters, Berlyn and Londyn. In 2001, he began a company, “Kinectid,” and worked as an Independent Contractor, continuing to service televisions, cameras, computers, and networking systems. He was often referred to as “The Computer Guy.”

Steve enjoyed woodworking, frequenting the casinos, volunteering at Northview Church, playing golf and guitar, and watching the Minnesota Vikings. Most of all, he cherished his two daughters and was very proud of them.

Steve is preceded in death by his father, Bendict “Ben” Salwey. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Salwey, brother Todd (Kari) Salwey, sisters Benae Ellis and Cari (Mike) Orr, daughters Berlyn and Londyn Salwey, and several aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.

Steve will be forever remembered and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. We will forever carry your memory in our hearts.


Memorial Service - Thursday: March 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Northview Church
3401 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota 58104

(701) 232-0003

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  1. I graduated with Steve and he was always a fun guy to be around. He will be missed at our reunion this fall during Homecoming. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. I’m saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Bonnie (Bjerke) Cunningham
    Class of 83’ 🧡🐾🖤

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of our dear classmate Steve! He was an awesome guy who was always so kind to everyone. And always had a smile on his face. He will be missed at our 40th class reunion this year. And he will be missed by many. Forever in our hearts. We will see you at our next reunion when we all meet again❤️🥲🙏🏻🧡🖤

    Debbie Helland Stevens

  4. I would run into Steve at concerts and every meeting was so upbeat and positive, each one a joy. I will keep watching for him until I see him again someday. Jan Greene Gunderson WHS Class of 1983

  5. We are so very sorry for this loss to your family. Praying for the peace, love and comfort of Jesus to surround you all as you grieve the loss of Steve.

  6. I remember the years that I knew Steve as a friend. His growth as a follower of Christ remains an inspiration

    Bob Ona

  7. Steve: The best of times! Weekend golfing followed by ethnic cooking. Saki still tastes like gas if you ask me. Your taco salad was to this day the best I’ve ever had, thanks for making it even when we were golfing on the Italian day. Thank you for just being you! Now I put your family on my prayer list, they will feel peace. Love you forever Pally. 💓

  8. PC Steve (is what we all called him) was my buddy, we just kinda clicked from the first time we met. We would trade his computer knowledge for my knowledge in fixing his car. I WILL MISS YOU BUDDY. RIP

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss I graduated with Steve he had such a big heart and wonderful parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Char Borud

  10. So sorry for your loss, I remember Steve growing up. He was my nephew although we were only a few years apart. I remember him and his brother and sister as I lived with them for a while.

  11. Steve was a long time friend of my husband Les, they were classmates and roommates after high school. He was a groomsman in our wedding. He was always such a nice guy. He was one of a kind. He will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers to his daughters and all of his family.

  12. I will always enjoy seeing him at Northview church. He will be miss so much. In heaven he can watch the Minnesota Vikings with Jesus.

  13. Steve was a classmate of mine. He was a kind person. I’m saddened by the news of his passing but take comfort know his life was so full.

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