Stephen Michael Simmons, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2015, after his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 49. Steve is survived by his children, his pride and joy; Jackson Simmons and Samuel Simmons, their mother, Julie Simmons, and her family. He also leaves behind his parents, Dick and Maggie Simmons and Mary Siegel; siblings, Geoff (Katie) Miller, Molly (John Pino) Miller, Joseph Simmons, Scott Simmons, Karyn (Dan) Sampson; six nieces and four nephews. Steve was born on October 24, 1965, in Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from St. Paul the Apostle, Catholic Central, and Western Michigan University. At the time of his passing, Steve was teaching for Kaplan University. Steve was a devoted father and an accomplished and passionate musician. Steve had a love for sports, especially the Spartans of MSU. Steve will be remembered by many for his sense of humor and quick wit. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday 3:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids. Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider presiding. Visitation Thursday 6-8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen F. Idema/Stephen M. Simmons Memorial Scholarship, Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes Ave., Lowell, MI 49331.