Born: July 17, 1960
Death: January 5, 2017

Stephen J. Feldpausch, age 56, was ushered peacefully into eternity with his family at his side Thursday, January 5, 2017 after a 20 year battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). He is survived by his parents Barry and Jeanne Feldpausch; children John (Joan), Matthew, Jennifer, Christopher, Mary, Mark, and Joseph Feldpausch and their mother Kelly; brothers Michael (Dawna), Francis (Marielena), Thomas (Ann), Daniel (Heidi), Paul (Elizabeth); sisters Elizabeth (James) Pfaller, Anne (Doug) Klein, Mary (Joseph) MacKeller. Steve was a dedicated son, brother, husband and father, and he cherished all those roles.  He enjoyed the outdoors and the competition of many sports.  He graduated with honors from Michigan Technological University with a Mechanical Engineering degree, and was employed by Steelcase for many years.  He was a state champion wrestler his junior year in high school, and was Barry County’s Tree Farmer of the Year in 1992.  Steve married Kelly Fussman and settled in Hastings, MI, where they raised their family and were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  His courageous battle with ALS was an inspiration to many.  He fought the good fight and in the eyes of our faith, he has won the race. Visitation will be Sunday 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 625 Spring Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Donald E. Lomasiewicz, Celebrant. The family will meet friends and relatives one half hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Hastings, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association of West Michigan, 678 Front St., Suite 177, Grand Rapids, MI  49504 or St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 805 S Jefferson St., Hastings, MI 49058.

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