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Stephen Joseph Lewicke

08/28/1946

07/12/2021

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Stephen Joseph Lewicke, age 74, of Grand Rapids passed away on July 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by son, Scott Lewicke; and sister-in-law, Judy Nash. Stephen is survived by his wife, Kathy; sons, Jeff (Jasma) Burnham, Greg Burnham; grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Len Burnham; brothers-in-law, Art (Keasha) Palmer, Mike (Laura) Palmer; sister-in-law, Joyce (Dave) Moss; daughter-in-law, Amy Polega; and a host of friends. He played professional football for the Cincinnati Bengals. Stephen was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. He taught for 35 years in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. A celebration of life will be held later in the fall in North Port, FL. Funeral service will be held 11:30 am Thursday, July 15, 2021, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel. Family will greet friends one-hour prior. Rev. Leonard Sudlik officiating. Interment Fairplains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Stephen’s name.

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6 Responses

  1. We are so sorry for your loss we’ve been praying for you and your family may God comfort you and give you peace ❤️

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a wonderful man! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Steve was closer to me that a brother. He was a great friend and person. I will miss him dearly. So Sorry Kathy thoughts and prayers .

  4. So sorry to hear the news. I went through grade school at Pine Elementary and high school at Richland High. I know he was heart broken when he lost his son … so hopefully, they will be together again. My condolences to the family.

  5. Steve was a great teammate and friend at Richland High School. Although he was a star athlete he was just one of the “guys” with everybody. I offer my deepest sympathy to Kathy and members of his family.

  6. I knew Steve in High School— he was known as “ Big Steve”. Quite an athlete and a good friend— reacquainted with Steve at the reunion— he was the same wonderful guy— I will remember him fondly and am so sorry for your loss!

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