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February 28, 1955 - August 21, 2022

A visitation will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 a.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Southwest Michigan, in c/o the funeral home.

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Age 67, passed away Sunday evening, August 21, 2022. Stephen was born in Kalamazoo on February 28, 1955, the son of Harold R. and Dolores Marie (Spicketts) Howes. Stephen was a state wrestling champion in 1972, as a student at Galesburg-Augusta High School. He was an avid musician and loved singing and playing the guitar in his band Beef Steak Junction. He was a lover of animals and had been the human to numerous dogs. He was also a devoted University of Michigan sports fan. GO BLUE! Stephen is survived by his siblings, David (Dawn) Howes, Paul (Carol) Howes, Thomas (Barbara) Howes, John (Tamara) Howes, Susan (Ken) Davidson; step-daughter, Danielle Wright; step-son, Justin Coon; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.