Stephen Livingston

Stephen  Livingston
Stephen ‘Steve’ Livingston of Plainwell, Michigan, ssed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in Kalamazoo. Mr. Livingston was born October 31, 1925 in Martin to Clarence and Eva (Burt) Livingston and was a lifelong resident of the area. During WWII he served his country in the United States Navy and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. For several years he was employed with Allied Paper mill and then for 28 years he was employed with Consumers Energy, retiring in 1981. Steve was an avid softball player all of his life and had played as recently as last summer. He was a member of the Battle Creek Senior Team and had played on many men’s softball teams in the area. He had also been a Little League coach. He and his wife Shirley had lived at Pine Lake since building their house there in 1957. For 24 years they wintered in Florida. Steve enjoyed playing cards and bowling and was a member of the Senior Bowling League. He loved Sunday pot lucks, hunting and fishing. In 1945 Steve married the former Shirley Bushee, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter Deb (Steven) Taggett of Alamo; two grandsons, Keith (Tori) Taggett and their daughter Emma, Kevin Taggett and his girlfriend Neta Saldivar; two sisters, Wilma Slesdet of Plainwell and Beverly Wood of Colorado; many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, George, Arthur, Clarence, Harold, Lawrence and Howard; and sisters, June Rose Wason and Leah Jones. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Friday at 11:00 A.M., Funeral Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Military Honors at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell, will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
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