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Anthony “Tony” Stepek

08/05/1970
03/07/2022

Anthony “Tony” R. Stepek, age 51 of Saranac, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, John Schneider; fathers-in-law, Gary Vandermark and John Homan. He is survived by his wife Michelle Stepek, together for 31 years; son, Gage Stepek; mother, Shirlee Schneider; mother-in-law, Donna Homan; step mother-in-law, Bonnie Vandermark; siblings, Tammy (David) Adrianse, Tim (Vicki) Stepek, Tonya (Dan) Schmidt; siblings-in-law, Gary (Chasity) Vandermark, Robin (Jeff) Kyburz, David (Brittany) Vandermark, several nieces and nephews; and canine companions, Koal and Maggie. Tony enjoyed ice fishing, fishing, and flying & building RC airplanes with his dad and son. He always said to have a kind heart, never judge others, and he always helped others when needed. Tony was very patriotic and loved his job at Superior Asphalt along with his crew. He enjoyed being out on the lake in his pontoon. Tony loved spending time with his friends and family and putting on a good firework show. As Tony would say, “Roger, 10-4”. A celebration of life will be held from 2-5 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2022, at The Lowell Moose Lodge, 1320 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331.

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  1. OH Michelle and family. We are so very saddened. Please know we will be praying for your comfort, peace and strength as you go through this most difficult of times. Even though we will not be with you in person, know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending warm hugs and big kisses. Aunt Denise and Uncle Denny

  2. Michelle so sad to hear about Tony. He was such a caring person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Michelle I don’t even have words to describe how heartbroken I am for you and Gage. I am praying for you daily. We love you cousin and I am so very sorry for your loss .

  4. My Heart is broken! Tony was one kind human being!! My heart aches for You Michelle and Gage! Know that Ian always here for you both Love, Aunt Lora

  5. Chelle and Gage, I am so very sorry to hear about Tony! May God give you all the strength during this very difficult time. Hold on to the beautiful memories you have of him.
    Hugs and prayers.
    Love Frannie

  6. Michelle I can’t put into words just how sorry we are to hearing the passing of tony. Please know we are thinking of you at this time. Keeping you and Gage in our prayers.

  7. So sorry to hear about Tony 🙁 My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in his family. R.I.P Tony Fly High my friend!

  8. Michelle!!!! So sorry to hear this sad news! Sending tons of love your way.

  9. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

  10. So sorry Michelle, many hugs for you and prayers for comfort and strength.
    Phil and Aunt Nancy Badenhop

  11. Michelle and Gage I know there are no words that could ever begin to heal your broken hearts. We pray for strength and comfort for the two you in the days ahead. We love you very much.

  12. Thoughts and prayers. I know it is not going to be easy to move forward but you have the love of family and friends to help you. Tony was a special person always a smile. Heaven will be lucky to have him. Hugs to you and Gage.

  13. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our deepest sympathies, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tony will be missed by all.

  14. Michelle and Gage words cannot express how our hearts break for you . we hold you in our thoughts and prayers. we love you very much. Aunt Connie and uncle Dean.

  15. Oh my ….. Ugh sigh. I wish I could be home to say goodbye to a kind dear friend ,a classmate and a good soul. Tony you will be missed. I know my brother with miss you dearly as well many many fishing stories…. To you Michelle and Gage and family my heart bleeds for you all. May God bring peace for you. Love. Jill Kloo

  16. Michelle, I’m so sorry for your loss. The words aren’t enough but know I’m keeping you and Gage in my prayers that you feel God’s comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

  17. Michelle, words can’t begin to express how sorry I am for your pain. Please know that prayers are being sent for strength and healing during this difficult time.

  18. Tony, you have been a good friend to me for 24 years. From all of our firework runs, ice fishing, and chasing deer to cold days at the plant, we made many memories that will remain dear to me. Thank you for your friendship. The Hoek family will truly miss you. In Jesus name, Rest In Peace.

  19. Michelle and Gage –
    I know words can’t help at a time like this, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers . Praying for comfort and strength for you both in the coming days.
    Love you, cousin

  20. So sorry for your loss. May the memory of all the good times with friends give you peace. He will surely be missed.

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