Steven VanSumeren

Steven VanSumeren

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Steven John VanSumeren, 44, of Bay City, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at his home. Steve was born in Bay City on January 27, 1969, the son of Richard and Judy (Davies) VanSumeren. He was a 1987 graduate of Bay City Central and would go on to work as a machinist. Steve had excellent mechanical skills and was always willing to help those in need. An avid Lions and Tigers fan, Steve's charismatic and kind ways will always be remembered. Steve leaves behind his daughter, Jenna VanSumeren; father and mother, Richard and Judy VanSumeren; brother, Richard R. VanSumeren and sister, Shelley and husband, Allen Gage. He was the loving uncle of Kristy VanSumeren, Richard R. VanSumeren, Jr., Ryan VanSumeren, Reilly and Reese Gage and great-uncle of Michael VanSumeren. Steve is also survived by his Godson, Drew Kimmel and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, Betty Christian and Bernard and Nona VanSumeren; aunts, Nona Mary Hill and JoAnne VanSumeren and uncle, Wesley Neal. Steve's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Friday, January, 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM until his 10:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions in memory of Steve may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Steve was like miniature fonzi! Growing up . I remember one day I went with his family for haircuts and he loved his hair so much he cried when they cut it. He had to be about 10 , whenever he liked something he would call it tits.. this world was a much better place with him in it!you’ll be missed bud..

    JLP

  2. I was friends w his sister Shelley and as kids we had so much fun in college town. I remember getting stuck up in a tree and Stevie helped me down. I am sending prayers to his family. Bless all of you.

  3. I remember when we were working at Saginaw bay Plastic’s together. A bunch of us from work went canoeing. Steve, Tracy and I were in the same canoe with me manning the front. There was a tree branch hanging over the river and I yelled duck!!! We passed the branch and I looked back and there was Boob, 50 yards away hanging from that branch. I laughed till I cried. We had a lot of good times together. My heart goes out to Dick and Judy. Rest In Peace Buddy! You’ll definitely be missed.

  4. I was always a good time growing up with Boob! One of my favorite times that I talk about a lot was when we would work on my 70 monte and he would sit under the hood on the firewall while I drove down the road so we could adjust the timing! We had so many great memories! Rest in Peace my friend!!!

  5. My husband and I worked with Steve at Thomson Ball, and he was very funny, very sweet, and well liked. He was always fun to talk to. We used to all go to the bar after work. Whyte Goose or Barneys were popular stops. So sad to see he has passed. Way too young! Rest in peace, Steve. Cathy and Dwight Thanks for the memories….

  6. We all hunted together in Mikado years ago and Boob got lost in the woods on a scouting trip.
    We searched for hours for him…Scoop was freakin out cause his medicine was in the van…needless to say he wasn’t lost at all He hitched a ride to the greenbush taveren
    Over 30 miles away we found him about 6hrs later..He didn’t have any $$ but had a bar tab we had to take care of before heading home. Steve was like a brother to me growing up. You’ll be missed Bro πŸ™

  7. He will be missed by everyone. I use to play with his sister. A lot of great memories. I really sorry for your loss.

  8. I remember us ice skating one day in 78 and he decided he was gonna hold on to the back of his moms car. He did good til judy got to the house and he slid under the car. He was always a dare devil

  9. Sorry for your family’s loss. Steve helped create some of my favorite childhood memories… He will be missed but always remembered in my heart!

    The Stepanski Family
    Lisa Demott/Stepanski

  10. We had alot of fun growing up. Steve was always funny and a jokester when we were young.Sad to see him leave the world so young.

  11. “Uncle Steve you treated me as your own nephew. You always made me feel welcomed every time I came to see you! I am so glad you got to meet my son and got to eat dinner with you. I will miss our talks about our favorite detroit teams. The Lions and Tigers games will never be the same anymore. I will promise to take care of your niece and to be a good husband and father! Love You!

  12. Thanks to everyone that commented on Steve’s passing. I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. I Love You Steve and we will miss you forever and we’ll see you again one day. I loved all those college town brats along with their crazy memories.

  13. Growing up it was always the crew, Stevie, Krause boys, buddy, bourdon and Kyle (Hope I didn’t forget anyone?) Completely RUNNING the college town streets, which if you still live there you know most of our parents are still in the neighborhood. The younger kids would ride our bikes by the VanSumeren house pulling on the willow tree as we passed. He was a part of the gang in those days in which the neighborhood cannot forget. Our family would like to send our sincere condolences to his loved ones for his life was taken too soon.

    Novak Family

  14. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family Judy. Rich and Steve were great friends for many years. Steve will be greatly missed and remembered fondly!!

  15. It’s been a long time and don’t remember thing’s like we use to but our prayer’s out to the Family R.I.H

  16. Its been a long time since I have seen Steve and I was sad to hear he left us so young..I have many great memories of him and growing up together in college town..I’ll never forget the time him and I change a motor in the middle of winter,in a 69 Chevy van..did it outside but when done are smiles were priceless.thank you Steve..

  17. Richard, Judy & Family,
    Hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your family and friends for comfort. May the love of your family & friends get you through the days ahead.

    My sincere sympathy,
    Mary Kay

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Steven John VanSumeren, 44, of Bay City, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at his home. Steve was born in Bay City on January 27, 1969, the son of Richard and Judy (Davies) VanSumeren. He was a 1987 graduate of Bay City Central and would go on to work as a machinist. Steve had excellent mechanical skills and was always willing to help those in need. An avid Lions and Tigers fan, Steve’s charismatic and kind ways will always be remembered. Steve leaves behind his daughter, Jenna VanSumeren; father and mother, Richard and Judy VanSumeren; brother, Richard R. VanSumeren and sister, Shelley and husband, Allen Gage. He was the loving uncle of Kristy VanSumeren, Richard R. VanSumeren, Jr., Ryan VanSumeren, Reilly and Reese Gage and great-uncle of Michael VanSumeren. Steve is also survived by his Godson, Drew Kimmel and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, Betty Christian and Bernard and Nona VanSumeren; aunts, Nona Mary Hill and JoAnne VanSumeren and uncle, Wesley Neal. Steve’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Friday, January, 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM until his 10:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions in memory of Steve may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. I was friends w his sister Shelley and as kids we had so much fun in college town. I remember getting stuck up in a tree and Stevie helped me down. I am sending prayers to his family. Bless all of you.

  2. Steve was like miniature fonzi! Growing up . I remember one day I went with his family for haircuts and he loved his hair so much he cried when they cut it. He had to be about 10 , whenever he liked something he would call it tits.. this world was a much better place with him in it!you’ll be missed bud..

    JLP

  3. I remember us ice skating one day in 78 and he decided he was gonna hold on to the back of his moms car. He did good til judy got to the house and he slid under the car. He was always a dare devil

  4. We had alot of fun growing up. Steve was always funny and a jokester when we were young.Sad to see him leave the world so young.

  5. My husband and I worked with Steve at Thomson Ball, and he was very funny, very sweet, and well liked. He was always fun to talk to. We used to all go to the bar after work. Whyte Goose or Barneys were popular stops. So sad to see he has passed. Way too young! Rest in peace, Steve. Cathy and Dwight Thanks for the memories….

  6. I remember when we were working at Saginaw bay Plastic’s together. A bunch of us from work went canoeing. Steve, Tracy and I were in the same canoe with me manning the front. There was a tree branch hanging over the river and I yelled duck!!! We passed the branch and I looked back and there was Boob, 50 yards away hanging from that branch. I laughed till I cried. We had a lot of good times together. My heart goes out to Dick and Judy. Rest In Peace Buddy! You’ll definitely be missed.

  7. I was always a good time growing up with Boob! One of my favorite times that I talk about a lot was when we would work on my 70 monte and he would sit under the hood on the firewall while I drove down the road so we could adjust the timing! We had so many great memories! Rest in Peace my friend!!!

  8. Sorry for your family’s loss. Steve helped create some of my favorite childhood memories… He will be missed but always remembered in my heart!

    The Stepanski Family
    Lisa Demott/Stepanski

  9. He will be missed by everyone. I use to play with his sister. A lot of great memories. I really sorry for your loss.

  10. We all hunted together in Mikado years ago and Boob got lost in the woods on a scouting trip.
    We searched for hours for him…Scoop was freakin out cause his medicine was in the van…needless to say he wasn’t lost at all He hitched a ride to the greenbush taveren
    Over 30 miles away we found him about 6hrs later..He didn’t have any $$ but had a bar tab we had to take care of before heading home. Steve was like a brother to me growing up. You’ll be missed Bro πŸ™

  11. It’s been a long time and don’t remember thing’s like we use to but our prayer’s out to the Family R.I.H

  12. Its been a long time since I have seen Steve and I was sad to hear he left us so young..I have many great memories of him and growing up together in college town..I’ll never forget the time him and I change a motor in the middle of winter,in a 69 Chevy van..did it outside but when done are smiles were priceless.thank you Steve..

  13. Growing up it was always the crew, Stevie, Krause boys, buddy, bourdon and Kyle (Hope I didn’t forget anyone?) Completely RUNNING the college town streets, which if you still live there you know most of our parents are still in the neighborhood. The younger kids would ride our bikes by the VanSumeren house pulling on the willow tree as we passed. He was a part of the gang in those days in which the neighborhood cannot forget. Our family would like to send our sincere condolences to his loved ones for his life was taken too soon.

    Novak Family

  14. “Uncle Steve you treated me as your own nephew. You always made me feel welcomed every time I came to see you! I am so glad you got to meet my son and got to eat dinner with you. I will miss our talks about our favorite detroit teams. The Lions and Tigers games will never be the same anymore. I will promise to take care of your niece and to be a good husband and father! Love You!

  15. Thanks to everyone that commented on Steve’s passing. I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. I Love You Steve and we will miss you forever and we’ll see you again one day. I loved all those college town brats along with their crazy memories.

  16. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family Judy. Rich and Steve were great friends for many years. Steve will be greatly missed and remembered fondly!!

  17. Richard, Judy & Family,
    Hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your family and friends for comfort. May the love of your family & friends get you through the days ahead.

    My sincere sympathy,
    Mary Kay

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