Steven Steppe
  • 59 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 5, 1951
  • Place of birth:
    Santa Ana, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 4, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Arizona, United States
Let the memory of Steven be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Steven Steppe, 59, born on August 5, 1951 and passed away on October 4, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by william steppe on 4th October 2016

"Six years already Dad it goes so fast its unbelievable! I can still sense your presents with me all the time. I still hear your voice and see your face clear as day. I know you are still with me and are still a important figure in my life and still Fathering me. I got your message may 9 th of this year and am staying clean and sober and will remain for the rest of this journey.  Thank you for the extra push I needed in that area. Life has really changed sinse then for the better. Although I'm temporarily tight on cash I have the freedom I so desperately needed from that job that was ruling and wasting my life. The same goes for the drugs and alcohol. I know you Uncle Mike  and God has my back. I miss you more than words can say! Love you Dad!
Your son Willy!
Pee Wee!"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 6th August 2016

"Happy 65th birthday to my big Brother, Steven! I miss you so much, Life keeps plotting on as we get older and older. As I know my time is coming nearer each day, i look at life so differently. it's so much more peaceful when I'm following God. I want to follow him even more every day. It's so comforting to know you are resting peacefully with Michael and Dad. Little Snoopy is right here by my side. It's 3:00 AM friday night, August 5th, well, to me it's still friday, august 5th cuz i haven't been to bed yet!! Snoopy and I just finished a really good movie. Work is going just fine, it's mellowed out a bit with the new guy on board relieving me of some of my duties. Retirement - so close, yet so far. I remember as a kid Dad saying that when we were stuck in traffic on the 91 fwy coming home sunday night from camping, he'd say, so close, yet so far. Funny how we remember little things like that, something so insignificant, well, evidently not so insignificant if I'm still remembering it, right?!! it left a lasting impression on me..... too much!! Steven, you always said "too much", I certainly do remember that! I can still hear your voice, see your face and facial expressions, I have a pretty good idea what you'd say at any given time. I miss all that, I miss our visits to Arizona too. I have to go take a shower now, brother and think about getting to bed. But first I will read my bible, which I'm almost finished with. Can you believe that? Well, actually it's the bible told in a story form, making much easier to comprehend. I'm getting restless now and it's very hot in my living room so I have to get up and turn on the air and move around a little.  Well, happy birthday my beloved Brother. I will see you in heaven one day!! But until then I love you and you are always in my thoughts. Love from your little Sis, Cherre."

This tribute was added by JoAnn Steppe on 5th August 2016

"Happy Birthday my dearest son. 65 years ago this day you were born to me and you were the cutest thing I had ever seen. You were my very own.  You were #1 and you always reminded me that you were!  I hope you and your baby brother Michael are having a good time together.  One of these days the rest of us will join you.  PeeWee looks so much like you, I know he misses you so. Mamma loves you baby boy!"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 1st January 2016

"Happy new year Brother! It's almost 2016 and I'm thinking about you a lot. I love and miss you so much! Love Sis."

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 26th December 2015

"Merry Christmas my precious Brother Steven! You are always in my thoughts Brother and you are so very missed. I find it to be very difficult when my loved ones are leaving this earth and going to be with the Lord. I sort of feel left behind. It's kind of awesome though to wonder when my time will arrive, but I don't like thinking that it will be hard for my loved ones still remaining to feel the pain I feel for the loss of a loved one. Who knows, maybe they will be rejoicing! Well, Brother just wanted to say a few words to you on this very special day, the birth of Christ. I try to imagine what it's like to be with Christ but it's way bigger than I could ever understand. I'll be back to talk soon, but until then you are in my thoughts and my dreams. I love you my Steven, your Sis, Cherre."

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 14th October 2015

"My Dear Brother Seven, my sincere apologies for missing your birthday but as you know, our Brother, dear sweet Michael passed away on August 4th, the day before your birthday. I'm sure you and him are together again, only this time in sheer bliss - to behold our Great Lord's presence. You, Dad and Michael now reunited in God's love. One day it will be all of us, oh, what a glorious day that will be! I will never stop loving and missing you my Brother. Until we meet again, luv you, your little Sis, Cherre."

This tribute was added by william steppe on 4th October 2015

"its been 5 years and I miss you more than ever. see you in my dreams Dad. love you!
You son Willy aka Dorko!"

This tribute was added by Bill Vernon on 5th August 2015

"Its August 5th and its your birthday Dad. I'm sure your having a good one because your brother is there with you now.  Dad Michael's passing really hurt because i didn't get to spend time with him and now its too late. My heart is aching . I will miss him like i miss you Dad. Michael was such a kind Uncle and always had a good heart. So sad hes not here anymore but I know he really wanted to be where you are because he missed you so much he cried every time i spoke  to him. I love you Uncle Michael and I love you Dad Happy Birthday! Your son Willy"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 26th May 2015

"Ditto for me too Big Bro :o)  Miss you bunches & bunches........"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 25th May 2015

"Dear Steve, thinking about you on this Memorial Day for 2015. The years are now going by but your memory lives on forever. One day we will see each other again until that day I prepare myself for my life in heaven with you and our family. You are loved and deeply missed. I find myself lost for words to describe how the loss of you effects me. You were and always will be my Big Brother. Love forever, your brother Michael. 2/25/2015"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 11th May 2015

"Missing You................My brother...............Michael"

This tribute was added by william steppe on 3rd November 2014

"Thank you Dad for visiting me last night whle i slept. You must hav known i was struggling with my emotionsbecause you were there last night and it gave me comfort to talk to you and give you a hug and to tell you l miss you and love you. I had no idea you were coming to visit me. I know it is very difficult for you to do so and i really appreciate it and really did need it because ive been missing you so much and crying so much lately. Im feeling stronger now amd coping a little better today. I hope you visit again soon. I love you Dad"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 9th October 2014

"Well, Dear Brother Steven, it's been a while. My heart is aching today with the thought of you not here with us. However, I am in awe of you- dwelling with the Lord Jesus must be so brilliant from what we experience here on earth. So with that, I must say I am very happy for you where you are right now. I look forward to our reunion in Heaven some day. Things are good here- work is so busy. I'm really focusing strongly on building a more solid relationship with our Heavenly Father.This, in itself is keeping me lifted up, seeing things through, God's way. Unimportant now are the things that used to mean so much. Living "not of this world" but of God is tremendously fulfilling. It took me this long to really wholeheartedly accept that. I read in the bible It's typical for humans to navigate towards living life out our way, before we learn that our way is a dead end road leading to disaster, and that God's way is the only way to complete peace and happiness- hence the saying "One Way". Boy, it sure is good that the Lord has so much patience with us throughout our lives. I visualize him watching us flounder in our own pathetic ways, shaking his head. But what's amazing is he never lets his children wander too far away. Those who believe will always be his "kept" children, no matter how far we wander, like his precious little lost sheep, he will always bring us back to his secure loving care. Like a mischievious toddler wandering off at a zoo, but the Father is certainly close by, keeping a close eye, so his precious little toddler doesn't wander too far into danger- just enough to explore the world a little to quench it's curiosity. So wonderful when you look at it for what it really is - just like that. I heard on the Christian radio today a man who said the devil is cool, he let's us do whatever we want, but God is so restricting, like living in prision. If that man only knew God as I know him, he would feel differently. He would love God for his caring ways, and despise the Devil for his deceitfulness. I pray that one day he will. Steven, I could go on all day with you, it's been so long since we talked, but unfortunately the reality of life is calling me back- literally, my phone is ringing - it's probably my boss, going, um, you're supposed to be working! I love you Brother and look forward to our next conversation. Take care, your Loving Sis, Cherre. PS: Snoopy is just the Bee's Knees. I can't get over how darned sweet that little guy is. I wish you could see him. Will you take a peek down here and have a look? Just watch him interact with me, he's amazing! Later Bro!"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 4th October 2014

"Dear brother, again here I sit putting down my thoughts that come from my heart, four years later. Life is and has changed although my memories of you stand still. Time has a way of its own but time is what keeps your memory in each of us.  You will forever be held in my heart and my thoughts. You will always be my big brother. I think of you more often than I realize. I now understand the true meaning of loss and I must live with it...daily. I smile now when I think of you, that is what time has done, put a smile in my day instead of a tear in my eye. Although I must admit around this time, now in my life I cry a tear...but it is a tear of love and memory. My love for you will last through eternity. Your brother Michael 10/04/2014"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 5th August 2014

"Happy 63rd birthday, Brother! I know if you were here with us you would for sure make it a great day! I miss your funloving outlook on life, I miss your grin, I miss you calling me Sis, I miss our visits, I miss your chuckles and the way you would nod your head repeatedly and say yep, for sure - or unreal! I have these images in my mind quite frequently, Brother. You certainly are thought of always, and certainly always missed. If I could, I would wrap my arms around you so tight and never let go. I would gaze into your eyes and let you know how deeply I love you and I would tell you again and again just how much you have meant to me and I would kiss your cheek and your forehead, and I would hold your hand so tight. All this I long to do, if only I had done it more when I was able. I am looking forward to the day in Heaven that I will physically be able to make these things come true. I will never let you go, you are forever in my heart, my soul, and every fiber of my being. All this because I love you so, my Steven, my Big Brother. Until we meet again, in the clouds above, with our Lord and Savior. It's hard to say goodby for now, I long for our conversations, but time is never ending, so I will say toot-a-loo for now, my beloved Brother, my beloved Steven. Love to you always and forever, your Sis, Cherre. PS: Snoopy would have liked you, you were always fond of animals. I wish I could share his cuteness with you. ;-)"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 5th August 2014

"Dear brother, I have thought about your birthday for several weeks wondering how I would feel and what I would say. Just as I thought the moment I open this up I begin to cry. Yes, I still miss you. I guess that is something that will never go away. You are loved, thought off and talked about often. Mom is getting older, I wish you could see her. Well Happy Birthday I will be thinking about you all day and the rest of my life. I pray you are with God and feel no more pain. I love you, your brother Michael."

This tribute was added by william steppe on 5th August 2014

"I miss my Dad more than ever. words cant describe the loss I feel every single day. I love you Dad and you will always be the nearest to my heart. I wish we could have spent this day together. but I know life is short and knowon is promised tomorrow. love you Dad :'(
love your son Willy"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 4th October 2013

"Hey Brother! You're so missed it's painful. I wish we had spent more time together when you were here, but our times together were always good quality time, that's for sure. I hope you feel the love that is manifested through my prayers everyday. I only wish I'd done it more when you were here on earth. I'ts so hard losing someone dear to you, almost incomprehendable. Peace and Love, Sis."

This tribute was added by william steppe on 4th October 2013

"Theres not a day that goes by that Im not thinking of you dad. I Miss you so much but I am dealing with it better now..I cand believe its been three years already. It seems like it was just yesturday the cteator took you home to be in eternity. Say Hi to aunt donna huntington for me and mom.  Im sure shes right there with you. Love you always"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 4th October 2013

"My Dear Brother Steve, Today Oct. 4th marks the 3rd anniversary of your passing. The memory of you I carry in my heart each and every day of my life. Pastor Chuck passed on Oct 3rd, I pray that the two of you will become good friends in heaven with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for the day we will be united. Gods peace be with you brother. Your Brother Michael."

This tribute was added by angie lavey on 10th August 2013

"Hey Brother, I so sorry I missed your Birthday.  I know your having the time of your life with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Well I'm late because your Niece Destiny just lost her baby Luke Gabriel this week. I hope you will welcome him and let him know that his Mommy misses him and loves him with all her heart as do we all.  Hugs and Kisses"

This tribute was added by william steppe on 5th August 2013

"Words cant discribe the hole in my heart not having you here to love. I know your in a better place now where theres no more suffering and pain.  We didn't get to grow old together but did spent a lot of time together as men. Your lessons are what helps me survive and get thru this life. From my heart to the memories I carry with me and to your  spirit Happy Birthday Dad! You loving son :)"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 5th August 2013

"Happy 62nd birthday Brother! Oh how I wish I could hug you for an hour straight. I still miss you so very much that it hurts terribly, my only consolation is knowing that you are resting peacefully by the side of our Lord Jesus. How wonderful that must be. Things here are ok, the Lord takes care of our needs. You would have liked my friend Snoopy, I wish you could have met him. Luv U, Sis."

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 5th August 2013

"Well Steve, today is your birthday. You would have been 62 today. I know we would have visited you this past weekend so it was a difficult one for me. Times are challenging now but the Lord continues to give me strength and I continue to have faith. I love you, miss you and pray you are with our Lord Jesus Christ. Happy Birthday in heaven, your brother, Michael"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 18th June 2013

"Hey Brother - I agree with Michael, time does heal, but there's still those times that I get all choked up when a thought comes to mind, and  I reminisce of our times together. Perhaps you will see April there in heaven with you. Like yourself, she had so much more life to live, but was called by the Lord to come home, so that's good. I love you so very much and miss you a lot. Sis :o)"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 18th June 2013

"Today was a tragic day for the family. Our loving Cousin April 38 years old passed away. I pray her soul is with Jesus our Lord. I miss you brother it is nearly three years since your passing. I am told time... but at TIMES it still hurts. I pray for the day we are all united together with our Lord Jesus Christ. Your brother Michael 6/17/2013"

This tribute was added by william steppe on 19th March 2013

"Thank you dad for listening to my prayers and responding so quickly. It was good to see you when I was sleeping. It was good to get to hear you say you love me and to give you a hug and to tell you I love you.  Dad can you do us a favor next time and see if you can find some clothing before you visit again lol! Love you Dad see you again soon hopefully. Love  you Dad :)"

This tribute was added by angie lavey on 13th March 2013

"Hi Brother,  I would like to tell you that we lost our little dog Joey yesterday,  I know you liked him.  Its hard to lose something you love but God as a way of helping us to cope with loses.  Our brother Michael is helping all of us and he is the piller of the family now.  I know God is giving him the strength he needs and I'm so proud of him and the way he is allowing God to guide him"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 13th March 2013

"Dearest Brother, Winter has come and gone. Spring is just around the corner. Time for new things. I think of you often and need to come here to put down my thoughts. I am fine, God has saved my life. Mom is getting older and it scares me. I miss you, I wish I had you to talk to again. I pray for the day we can embrace each other again. In your lovoing memory, your brother, Michael"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 2nd January 2013

"Merry Christmas sweet Brother. You were very much missed this Christmas, but lucky you, getting to spend Jesus' birthday with him personally. What an honor and pleasure that must have been! We all  miss you terribly. You are still very much alive in our hearts. Love you big Brother, Sis and Snoopy."

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 27th December 2012

"Well Dear Brother, Christmas has come and gone. You were thought of & spoke about many times. It is still hard to believe you are no longer here on earth with us. We talked about you around the dinner table at Chelle's. Mom talked about you & I said prayers during Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve. I know you are with our Lord Jesus Christ. You are loved & Missed. Your Brother, Michael"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 24th November 2012

"Another Thanksgiving has come & gone. Our beloved Steven was thought of and talked about throughout the day. We still have that empty spot in our hearts. I guess it will just be there forever. He will forever be loved and missed. Our BIG brother will always be in our hearts & thoughts. I pray you are sitting at the feet of our Lord and Jesus Christ. Peace brother....Your Brother Michael"

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 5th October 2012

"My dear loving Brother, it's been a while now since you left this world to be with our Lord, but the precious memories you left me with, Steve, are still very much alive in my heart, reassuring that one day we will be reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven to share our love once again. I miss you terribly Brother, so much more than words could ever say. Forever loving you, Sis & Snoopy."

This tribute was added by william steppe on 4th October 2012

"Miss you dad wish you were here. I think of you every single day. Its almost like your here with me more now than When you were here in body. Knowing that you had a good life really helps me deal with your passing . I know your in a better place and have no more pain or worries. I Miss you more than words can discribe. Love always your son William."

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 4th October 2012

"My Dear Brother, Today October 4, 2012 marks the 2nd year of your passing. They say time heals all wounds.....I still hurt. I miss you terribly. I miss your smiling face, our times together, especially your bar-b-ques. I miss your laughter, you calling me Mickey and "HEY SIS" to your sisters. I know in my heart you are with our Lord & Savor and that gives me peace. Your brother, Michael"

This tribute was added by angie lavey on 17th August 2012

"Hey Steve, It's been awhile life can get to busy and time just flys by.  Just wanted to let you know you have 2 more cousins. Two boys, 1 from Trin and 1 from Dest.  Can you believe it I'm a grandmother WOW.   I would love to talk to you, I think I would talk your ears off asking question.  I'm sure you would say " Woooo Sis it's unbelievable"  anyways we all miss you very much XOXO"

This tribute was added by william steppe on 7th August 2012

"Your life just seemed like a flash of time, it was too short. I miss you so much. My dreams and memories are all I have to hang on to now. Wish you were here so we can hangout and BBQ and listen to rock & roll like we used to. As long as I'm alive you will always have a birthday and be getting older with my. Memories and dreams. Love you dad! Your #1 Willy."

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 6th August 2012

"Well, brother, what can I say except how much I miss you and long to hug you forever and ever. It's been real hard since you left us, but the only thing that brings comfort to this heartache is knowing that you are with our Lord Jesus and you are so much better off now, no more pain and suffering, just peace and harmony, always. Happy 61st birthday brother! Love, Sis and Snoopy."

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 5th August 2012

"My dearest brother Steve, Today August 5th would have been your 61st Birthday. Although you are not here with us to celebrate, I celebrate you in my heart. I know you are sitting at the foot of our Lord Jesus Christ. I miss you although I know you are in a better place. You are and always be with me, in my heart and my soul. Happy Birthday Brother, I love you."

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 25th February 2012

"My dearest brother I miss you so terrible. That is the thing of being creamated there is no place to go and visit you, I only have this, pictures and my memories. You have been on my mind so strongly lately. I loved you so very much, I wish I had told you that more often. You are and will always be in my heart. I pray you are sitting at the feet of our lord Jesus. I love you Steven........"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 2nd January 2012

"The Holidays have come and gone. It was a difficult year. I thought of my brother so much during the Holidays. I missed his phone call on my birthday, I missed the most unusual Christmas present he used to buy us. I wish there was some place to go to be near to him but there isn't. The only place there is, is in our hearts and minds. I know he is with the Lord and that keeps me at peace."

This tribute was added by Betty Kingma on 27th October 2011

"You could always make me laugh till I hurt. I have so many happy memories of when we were all so young and I babysat you ( I was only 4 years older than you) and your siblings. I'll never forget your smile that would light up a room. You will never be forgotten and always loved. xoxoxoxoxoxox
Aunt Betty"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 4th October 2011

"I know my brother is in heaven with God & is finally at peace. I pray for peace for myself as well as my family. The loss of our brother is so difficult to bear, there is such an empty space in our lives. I see his smiling face everyday in my mind. I love you Steven. 10/04/11"

This tribute was added by william steppe on 4th October 2011

"Its still hard to believe that your not here Dad. I think of you everyday missing you so much. This year went so fast its hard to believe that you been gon already for a year. Your life seems to be a flash in time, here and gone. Happy first birthday Dad. Love you, your son Willy"

This tribute was added by angie lavey on 7th August 2011

"This is to my big Brother Steven, you were loved by so many people while you were here on earth. I know that you are missed everyday by the ones you left behind.  I pray that our Lord Jesus is comforting you and that there is no more pain. Love you always your little sister."

This tribute was added by william steppe on 5th August 2011

"My Father Steve was my everything its because of him i am the person I am today. He was the best father a son could ever want. I am forever grateful and forever love my Father. Thinking of you everyday Dad! Happy birthday Dad! Missing you. Your son Willy."

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 5th August 2011

"If you could be here right now Steven, I would wrap my arms around you so tight and never let go. I would gaze into your eyes and tell you how much you've meant to me all my life. I loved you so when you were here, and now I miss you even more. I can't wait to see you in heaven."

This tribute was added by Cherre Steppe on 5th August 2011

"Happy 60th birthday to my handsome, fun loving big brother, Steven, to whom I've always looked up to and admired. I miss you so very much. I'll always remember the way you would say "hey sis!" with that adorable grin on your face, that will forever mean the world to me, brother!"

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 5th August 2011

"Today August 5th 2011 would be the 60th birthday of our loving brother Steven Steppe. If you come across this, please pause for a moment a say a prayer. God Bless."

This tribute was added by Michael Steppe on 5th August 2011

"My brother was a loving and caring person. He lived a full and exciting life. He loved his brothers & sisters, parents, son, wife & friends. Unfortunately he caught Valley Fever & that took his life. I know he is he heaven waiting for the day we will all be together once again."

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