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Stephen Joseph Lewicke


Stephen Joseph Lewicke, age 74, of Grand Rapids passed away on July 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by son, Scott Lewicke; and sister-in-law, Judy Nash. Stephen is survived by his wife, Kathy; sons, Jeff (Jasma) Burnham, Greg Burnham; grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Len Burnham; brothers-in-law, Art (Keasha) Palmer, Mike (Laura) Palmer; sister-in-law, Joyce (Dave) Moss; daughter-in-law, Amy Polega; and a host of friends. He played professional football for the Cincinnati Bengals. Stephen was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. He taught for 35 years in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. A celebration of life will be held later in the fall in North Port, FL. Funeral service will be held 11:30 am Thursday, July 15, 2021, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel. Family will greet friends one-hour prior. Rev. Leonard Sudlik officiating. Interment Fairplains Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice in Stephen’s name.

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7 Responses

  1. We are so sorry for your loss we’ve been praying for you and your family may God comfort you and give you peace ❤️

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a wonderful man! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Steve was closer to me that a brother. He was a great friend and person. I will miss him dearly. So Sorry Kathy thoughts and prayers .

  4. So sorry to hear the news. I went through grade school at Pine Elementary and high school at Richland High. I know he was heart broken when he lost his son … so hopefully, they will be together again. My condolences to the family.

  5. Steve was a great teammate and friend at Richland High School. Although he was a star athlete he was just one of the “guys” with everybody. I offer my deepest sympathy to Kathy and members of his family.

  6. I knew Steve in High School— he was known as “ Big Steve”. Quite an athlete and a good friend— reacquainted with Steve at the reunion— he was the same wonderful guy— I will remember him fondly and am so sorry for your loss!

  7. Steve was a good friend at UTEP. Steve was a good man. In his senior year the UTEP football team did something that no other school has ever done. They had nine seniors the year he graduated and they all made NFL rosters.

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