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April 27, 1953 - December 4, 2019

A memorial visitation will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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I will always cherish the memories we had as kids. Whether it was at my grand-father's (John Arrmenis) house, or uncle Chris Armenis I also remember my mother (Viola Andretsos) taking my sister and I to his parents house on South Westnedge, My deepest sympathies go out to Steve's and to his Mother Peggy Gianakis (I always referred her as Aunt PEGGY FROM LITTLE). R.I.P. STEVE My cousin Dennis Andruson sends his condolences

Posted by Toula Stamatiou on December 10, 2019

What can I say about my dear cousin Steve…we grew up together only months apart in age, we were best of friends. We were a team, played cowboys and Indians together, road our bikes everywhere. I would go fishing with him at the 3 ponds and he taught me to bait my own hook but I made him take the fish off. We had so much fun at our grandparents house in Battle Creek catching fire flies and playing at the school that was close by. We went to different elementary schools but the same Junior High and together we had some of the same friends. When we turned 16 we both worked part time in Bronson Hospital’s kitchen him as a dish washer and I worked the food line. Fast forward to adulthood, as married couples we hung out together almost every weekend playing cards, bowling, cookouts, kids birthday parties and 4th of July fireworks. We even vacationed together. I don’t think anyone was surprised when I named my first born “Steve.” It seemed the natural thing to do. He had a passion for cars. He really enjoyed working on them, he redid the interior of our corvette right down to the new carpet. Turned out great and I still have it. He also had a passion for those gentle giants known as Great Danes. I lost count as to how many he had plus other dog breeds and cats too. So many wonderful memories and good times I could go on and on. He too was a gentle giant of a man not in size but of kindness, loving, generous, someone that would always be there for you. I will forever cherish having him in my life. I will morn his passing from this earth but I know he is with his savior and we will be together again. Rest In Peace my very dear cousin. Love you forever Diane

Posted by Diane Terpstra on December 6, 2019

Always a good time working with Steve! will be missed! RIP

Posted by Daniel D Miller on December 6, 2019