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Henry “Hank” R. Stedman


Henry “Hank” R. Stedman, aged 75 of Alto, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was born on September 16, 1942 to Henry and Evelyn Stedman in Saugatuck, MI. He was preceded in death by his father Henry (Mildred) Stedman, mother Evelyn (Ervin) Cunningham, sister EmmaJean, brother Jim and grandson Joshua. Left to celebrate his life are his loving wife of 52 years, Jean; his children Ed (Caitlin) Stedman, Raelyn (Pete) Rusco, Daren (Kristen) Stedman, grandchildren Zac, Ashley, Kyle, Nolan, Kylene, Ryan, Megan, Tori, Jordan, Evan, Austin and great grandchildren Aniya, Jalen and Kennedy, sisters Hulda (Chuck) Berles, Patty Haner, Marie (Bob) Landis, brothers Roger (Bev) Stedman, Ken Cunningham, Glen Cunningham. Hank was a retiree of Steelcase. He loved the outdoors and traveling to Texas for the winter months. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for his love of his family and his hard work ethic which he instilled in his family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Whitneyville Bible Church.

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7 Responses

  1. May God Give each of you Comfort. Hank was also such a kind soul.

  2. So Sorry For Hank and family. Played a lot of golf with Hank , and Ted B too. Enjoyed them both on and off the Golf Steelcase Group. We all talked about Texas too. So sad will not forget Hank. All take care of each other now.

  3. My condolences to Mrs. Stedman and family, and prayers for Hank. He was a good friend in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s on Marshall Ave. Back when Kaiser Fraser cars were sold on Eastern Ave. at Oakdale, good ice cream was had at East End Creamery, and we picked up golf balls at the driving range across from the new Meijer’s by the tracks on Eastern to buy hot dogs and root beer. Then sneak into South Field to watch a Chicks baseball game. I’m sad at his passing but fondly remembering a lot of adventures with Hank, Ken, my brother Joe and I. A good man.

  4. Henry was a wonderful man. He was more like a father figure than a brother in law. He and my sister took my twin (Sheila) and I along with them on many camping trips, amusement parks, picnics etc. I loved his zest for life. He will be greatly missed. Much love to my sissy, Jean, her kids & grandkids.

  5. Hanky was more a brother than a brother in law, He married my sister when I was only 13 so we kind of grew up together. I have so many wonderful memories of him, most good some made me really angry when we played cards, but to him it wasn’t a good night unless he made me mad . Oh how I will miss him!!!!! Love to Jean and her family!!

  6. WOW! Where do you begin with our cousin Hank! So many WONDERFUL memories of Jean & him traveling down the road with us heading for a special camp out with our camping club called the KENT ROADRUNNERS. I would love to have a $1 for every great laugh I had with “HANKY” & all the fun people in our club!!!! I know I would be rich in dollar bills, but also rich in so MANY wonderful memories that we had with each other all those years ago. National camping trips to CANADA, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, FLORIDA & many more!! We LOVE & MISS you so much, Hank. You be sure, Hanky, to keep that CAMPFIRE going up their & we will see you, Boyd, Don, Len/Fran, Karl, sometime in the future O.K?? We sure MISS you, cuz!!!!

  7. please pray for jean (ms stedman)she needs some prayers shes not feeling the best this is his great grandduaghter

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