Joseph L. Steveson
MANITOU BEACH - Joseph L. Steveson, age 67, of Manitou Beach passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson. He was born on Sept. 30, 1949, in Addison, Mich., to Harold D. and Patricia A. (Milliken) Steveson. He married Sherry L. Boss on March 14, 1969, in Addison, and she survives. Joe lived all his life in the Manitou Beach area. He graduated from Addison High School in 1967. He was a 20-year retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was former employed at Pinkerton Security at the Saline Ford Plant. He then was employed at SKD in Jonesville and then at L&W in Blissfield, retiring in 2000. Joe was a member of the Irish Hills Marine Corps League and the Lenawee County Conservation League. He was commander of the Young Marines of Lenawee County. He was an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and camping. Surviving, besides Joe's wife, Sherry, is one daughter, Leslie J. (Matthew) Adkins of Manitou Beach; one son, Christopher T. (Michelle) Steveson of Hillsdale; grandchildren, "The Favorite Five" Zachary, Ashlynn, Sherry Joe, Aaron and Matthew; one brother, Michael Steveson of Manitou Beach; two sisters, Susan (Frank) Fox of Clinton, Tenn.; Vanessa Votzke of Hillsdale; Joe's mother-in-law, Ruth Boss of Manitou Beach; two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Lindsay; granddaughter, Emma Joe Boss-Barnett; father-in-law, Rudy Boss; and a long-time friend, Bob North. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. Burial will take place in Green's Lakeside Cemetery at Manitou Beach. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Military honors will be performed. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Irish Hills Marine Corps League, Young Marines of Lenawee County or to the Lenawee County Conservation League. Send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
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