Margaret "Maggie" Steep, 84, of Bay City, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Monday, October 27, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region. Maggie was born in Mt. Clemens on March 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Frederick and E. Mildred (Messerve) Palmer. While playing as the pitcher on a baseball team, Maggie happened to meet the catcher, Robert J. Steep. Having been the first boy she ever thought was cute, they ended up dating, falling in love and were united in marriage on her birthday, March 11, 1950. Their marriage was blessed with over fifty years, countless memories and four children. Sadly, Robert preceded Maggie in death on November 22, 2003. Always there for others, Maggie will forever be remembered for her unwavering love of her family. She was strong, caring, loving and most of all, very loyal and trustworthy. An avid reader, Maggie not only traveled the world physically, but through the countless books she read as well. In addition to spending time with her family and reading, Maggie enjoyed crossword puzzles. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family and friends for generations to come. Maggie leaves to cherish her memory her children, Linda Steep, wife of the late Edward "Ned" Steep, Terri Oginsky and husband, Michael Centala, Jeffrey and wife, Connie Steep and Ann and husband, Troy Naeyaert; grandchildren, Michelle and husband, Jason Forcier, Stephanie Oginsky and her fiance, Jerald Mitchell, Christopher and wife, Jackie Steep, Michael and wife, Jennifer Oginsky, Christopher and wife, Brenda Naeyaert, Nicholas Oginsky, Danielle Steep, Michael Naeyaert, Alex Naeyaert and Jamie Steep. Maggie was the loving great-grandma of Lauren, Adam, Addison, Kaitlynn, Jacob, Ethan, Landon, Caleb, and one more on the way. She is also survived by her brother, Jack Palmer, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, husband and son, Maggie was welcomed home to heaven by her son-in-law, Vic Salinas, Jr. Maggie's family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Thursday, October 30, 2014, Maggie will be taken to Grace Christian Fellowship, 2303 Amelith Rd., Bay City, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until Maggie's 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony. Pastor Ron Benson will officiate with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions in memory of Maggie may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. We will always remember her as being such a caring person to all. Was a good neighbor on Wenona St. where we raised our children across from each other. She will be missed by so many, but is in the Lords hands now. May all the memories comfort you in this time of sadness. Glen, Marci and family.

  2. So sad to here the loss of a neighborhood “Mom”, my prayers and thoughts are with the family. Mrs Steep and all of the Steeps will always be special, after all, they gave us my first dog Chris, what more can I say.

  3. This is one precious lady that I just feel I let slip right through my fingers. I wish that I would have taken more time to just sit and talk to her. She was ALWAYS so sweet, and went out of her way to say hi. I took to long to get to know her, and now, I will just have to wait until we meet again. I will deeply miss you dear lady! You are loved.

  4. I remember when i about 13 yrs old and i lived in the trailer park in Kawkawlin. Ann and her mom Margret and dad Bob, lived on the next street, Ann was my best friend. I ran away from home and went thereto their house. Mom knew what was going on but she never let on that she did. She always treated me like i was one her own kids. I will always cherish those memories. I always thought of her like my own mom. You will be missed but forever in my heart MOM . I love you. Prayers sent to all family members from my heart.
    AnnMarie (Czymbor) Carlson

  5. So sorry for lost. I know she was a hard worker and true friend to Aunt Jean. I remember the many yahtzee games we played together . I know your family will miss you. God be with your family and give them strength to carry on.

  6. We were a witness to her loving family and her “energetic spirit.” She will surely be missed, but many happy memories will live on forever. ~From the office of Dr. Croshaw and Dr. Stull

  7. So very sorry to hear this news. She was quite the lady and such a loyal and devoted friend to our Aunt Jeanie. May you all bask in the warm loving memories that she has left you. Sending my love===Nicki Allen Knowlton

  8. To the most amazing Grandma anyone could ever ask for-

    I sit here amongst your family listening to stories from years ago, long before I met you. I have my own stories that are special to me, but I won’t get into that now. Right now I want to tell you how much you meant to me. Growing up I never really had a grandma in my life, so when I met you, you filled a spot in my heart right away. Your smile and laugh was contagious and could brighten any day. I never had to wonder if you cared what was going on in my life or if you loved me. Everytime I saw you, no matter how long since the last visit, you always asked me what was going on in my life and how it was going. You always shared wisdom and practical advice, even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. You always knew I would come around and listen eventually. I will miss your presence in my life and the life of others. Your warm hugs will remain precious to me for years and years to come. Thank you for blessing my life by turning up just at the right moment. I love you, Grandma. I will miss you more than you will ever know. I’ll see you someday soon. God’s not dead! He is surely alive.


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