Stephen Magierka III

Stephen Magierka III

Stephen “Steve” Magierka III of Plainwell, Michigan, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in Kalamazoo. Steve was born June 26, 1974 in Kalamazoo to Stephen Jr. and Pamela (Crosby) Magierka.

For several years he was employed with Charter Communications and most recently with Gertsen Trucking. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening, four wheeling and riding his motorcycle. Steve loved being with his children.

Surviving are his significant other and mother of Alexzander Folk and Ivie Magierka, Stacie Folk; a son, Stephen Magierka IV; his parents, Stephen Jr. and Pamela Magierka of Kalamazoo; sisters, Stephanie A. Magierka of Otsego and Christina M. (Jason) Hale of Martin; grandparents, Stephen Sr. and Marian Magierka of Gobles; uncles Thomas E. (Arlene) Magierka of Otsego and Ronald (Carla) Crosby of Texas; aunt Cynthia (Judy Lundin) Alexander of Largo, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ruth McLain and Robert Crosby; an uncle, James Joseph Magierka, Sr.; and a cousin, James Joseph Magierka, Jr.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with his family from 4 to 6 P.M. Saturday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Stephen may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

Messages of condolence for his family may be posted at

Print Obituary & Condolences Print Obituary & Condolences

Offer Condolence for the family of Stephen Magierka III

Messages of Condolence

  1. monica says:

    what an amazing man! He will be missed by all who knew him and those who didnt missed out! My families prayers are with all

  2. Paul and Stephanie Walker says:

    So sorry to hear this. Our prayers go out to your family.

  3. Amy (Campbell)Wrobleski says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. Steve was such a sweet guy & always made me smile. I will miss him very much.

  4. kelly donaldson says:

    My prayers go out to you and your family at this tragic time. May God be with you and bless you. God bless your family.

  5. Ken & Chris Anson says:

    Steve, Pam & family I’m praying for God’s comfort to embrace you and God’s peace and love to carry you through your pain.

  6. Ron and Linda Ewing says:

    Steve,Pam,Steph and Chrissy our hearts and prayers go out to you during this tragic time…Stevie was such a good guy and pleasant to be around…I still remember the time Steve and my Steve cut down all the trees with the riding lawn mower that Steve Sr. had just planted…God bless you all.

  7. Sarah (Knoble) Horwath says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Steve’s at OHS. I will always remember his smile and sense of humor. My prayers you at this difficult time.

  8. Phil & Rayma Zugel says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you during this most difficult time

  9. Ed & Dawn Bronson says:

    Steve, Pam & Girls so sorry for Steve’s accident, he will be missed by many! We’ll never forget how much fun he was and all the laughter he made for everyone. Love you guys

  10. Shane Poe says:

    Steve was a guy that could make anyone laugh and did so very often, he was a great father, friend and will be missed. As a fellow red head, it was a pleasure to have a friend like him, as he would always say the things he was thinking and I respected him for that!!!
    Via Con Dios Steve!!!!

  11. Ed Bronson says:

    Steve was one of the best baseball players I coached. He kept the team to help win but still have fun. I’ll miss you kiddo!

  12. Blazer says:

    I’ll always consider Steve one of my best friends. He always could make me laugh. Prom is still one of my best memories of High School mainly because of him.

  13. Cindy Whitaker says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Stevie was one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life, he had a heart of gold, he will be greatly missed by many. He was a great father and a hard worker, a stand up kind of guy as well as a fun loving spirit. With all my love!

  14. Jody (Little) Smith says:

    What a perfect match the two of you were. Both had that contagious kind of laughter! I am sending my prayers to you & your families and hope that you are surrounded by love & support at this time. God Bless. Love, Jody, Jason & family

  15. Eric & Tina Michaud says:

    Steve i will alway’s remember when u and Eric worked together at JLC. Every friday U and Eric would come to the house, so Eric could bring me his check lol. All the other memory’s we have together, Stacie and kids i’m so sorry for your loss. You willl forever be loved and missed by many. You could always make people smile no matter the mood. we love and miss u.

  16. Amber Campbell says:

    I am so sorry for your families loss. Steve was always a friendly person and I know he will be greatly missed by all of you . My prayers are with his children. I again am so sorry.. May he watched over all of you with the smile you will never forget.

    With Love,
    Amber Campbell and family

  17. Doug Wiley says:

    Steve and I had some good times working together, he was always a hard worker great father and friend and I will miss you bro

    Doug Wiley

  18. Joe and Darlene Brinks says:

    Steve was a great kid. Always treated us with respect, yet he was so full of fun. You will have many wonderful memories of him I am sure. He is telling Jesus jokes right now I am sure.. Our prayers to his family and friends.

  19. Dave & Tracy Hunter says:

    Man I don’t even know what to say it just don’t seem possible. I grew up with Steve. Marty,Steve & I played Baseball & football together He was like another brother to me. Rest In Paradise Bro!!!

  20. Wendy Vriesman (Bacon) says:

    I worked with Steve at Charter Communications back in the day. He was always so nice, friendly and put a smile on my face everytime I saw him. I am so sadden to hear of his loss. My deepest sympathies to his whole family. Steve will never be forgotten.

  21. Tonia (Leonard) Forney says:

    My heart goes out to the family!! Stevie was a great person and will be missed…he touched so many lives!! Till we meet again Stevie…Muah!!!!

  22. Scott & Kathy Damron says:

    Steve, Pam and girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. You can be at peace knowing he’s in God’s hands now. May God bless you all.

  23. Mrs. Wrobleski says:

    From Paramount Chater Academy. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. Your loss is tragic and we pray for your healing. Stephen know that your Paramount Family is thinking of you and we are with you as you grieve the loss of your dad.

  24. lynn says:

    there are no words to tell you of our sorrow for your loss. i worked with steve for many years and we became friends , when he gave you a hug you knew that you’ve been truly welcome. he will be missed. May God hold you in his hands until you meet again. prayers to all his loved ones and friends who loved him.

  25. Mark Scott says:

    I worked with Steve at Charter Communications. He was a hard worker, dedicated and most of all a good friend. Im am sorry for his family for this loss. He will be remembered!!

  26. Ed and Diane Johnson (Voight) says:

    So sorry to hear about your son. It is tragic to lose a loved one. Prayers for you and your family. He will always be in your heart.

  27. Sue Duvall says:

    My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

  28. Ashley Hale (Meyer) says:

    I remember his smile, he was always happy and enjoying life. I know he valued his family, he was a great dad. His and Stacie’s Hard work made their house a home and all their improvements to the house and yard were admired. I pray the Lord provides healing to these hurting hearts, and comfort them knowing he is in a peaceful place. With love to the family’s effected by this great loss, you are all in my thoughts.


  29. paul kutsche says:

    Steve came to our company often (sassy inc) and was always such a helpful friendly guy. in our short time knowing him, we really came to like him. he was ALWAYS doting on his kids. they can always know how much he loved them. he will be greatly missed. our prayers go out to steves family.

  30. Tonya Hatten Retherford says:

    Steve was one of the most real people I had the pleasure to know. He had a way of making you laugh even when you wanted to cry. He was always smiling with a light carefree heart. My heart aches for your family. I hope that you may find some peace and serenity in all the beautiful memories you share. Stacie, big bear huggs to you and the kids. All our love and sympathy. <3

    Tonya & Dan

  31. Austin and Dawn Roebuck says:

    We were very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. It cannot be explained away when bad things happen to good people. Those left behind are who suffer the most, and we’ll be thinking of all of you during your time of sorrow and healing.

  32. The LaFountain family says:

    Eventhough we did not know Steve that well, we could tell he was a very loving person and family man. Stacie our hearts and thoughts are with you and the kids. With all love and sympathy
    The LaFountain Family

  33. Tom and Dawn Morrison says:

    Steve, Pam and girls i am so sorry for your loss let god love help you through your loss and greive. Pammy i will always be there in the ruff times to come. Your son was very polite handsome and could always make you smile. RIP steve you will be greatly miss.

  34. Nancy Keene says:

    I am so so sad to lose Steve . I will always love him like a son. He used to call me Momma. We worked together at Charter for many years and he was just to adorable for words. He was a wonderful father to his 3 children and will be missed by everyone who knew him. He loved his mom and dad as he told me that many many times. Rest In Peace Stephen and know you let many memories for many people.

  35. Mark Wilkerson says:

    I enjoyed working with Steve and talked to him everyday. Such an amazing young man and full of ambition. Steve really loved his kids. My heart goes out to them. I worked with his father in law at Marshall Plastics. I will truly miss him. May the Lord watch over and bless all of them

  36. Helen Everett and Family says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  37. Michelle Hurley Carpenter says:

    The man with a heart of gold and a smile that could light up the darkest days! Thank you Steve for always being my friend! My life was blessed to have you in it. Althought we did not see much of each other whenever we did it was always a blessing just to catch up. You will and are greatly missed by all who knew you. Sleep well sweet prince!

  38. I grew up having too much fun in Alamo with Stevie getting into trouble, doing all our Alamo little league together and we always pushed each doing 2 a day football practice, Steve was a lifetime friend for me even though over the years we have grown apart like many do, but one thing that will never change is that he was a best friend forever, I love him and will forever, I will miss his spirit forevever. My sincere condolences go out to his family as I greeve for there loss.

  39. Pam (Pillars) Phillips says:

    Stevie had a heart of gold, he was one of those guys that could always make you laugh and smile. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. I consider myself very lucky to have known him, even if I haven’t seen him for a while. My thoughts are with all that love him in this dark time. Remember all the good times and smile, I know I will. All my love!

  40. Jason C. Knobloch says:

    Steve was one of those guys that would give his right arm if you needed it. I remember an instance during 2-a-days for football that him and I would match up. He would go through me like a runaway train. But turn right back, and help you right back on your feet. He was a great man and though I now live in Florida, I wish that I was still raising heck like we used to in the good ole days. Steve, wherever you may be now, we all will miss you. My familys’ heart, prayers and love goes out to his family. A great loss, but will never forget the awesome time that we had.

  41. Don and Shirley Brown and Flossie Wesler says:

    Steve ,Pam. Steve, and Marion, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. All the things I have read above tell me what a special young man Stevie was. May you find peace in all the special memories you have. And all the love you have in your will always be there. Don,Shirley, Flossie

  42. Tony Lathrop. says:

    I grew up with Steve threw school and got together a few times beyond school and and even outside of school and into adulthood. He always had a awseome sprit. You just can find a btter human being. He will be greatly missed. My condolences Go out to each and everyone of his family members and those that was around for his everyday life.

  43. Renee Nast says:

    Pam, Steve, Steph, Chrissy and family-

    I am soo so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of Stevie. My heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this very difficult time. He still lives in your hearts and through his children. Through all of your memories may you find peace and happiness. And know he is watching over you, smiling down and you will meet up again. Take care of each other.


  44. Heidi King says:

    My prays and thoughts go out to steve’s family i am very sorry for your lose. Although steve and i grew apart over the years he was one of my best friends in school always made me laugh he’s a great guy that will never be forgotten!!

  45. Russ Hunt says:

    It was great working with you. Rest in peace.

  46. Jason Fikkert says:

    I worked with Steve for a short time at Gertsen. We started the same time but after 6 months I moved back to Lancaster, Pa. Steve was a great guy and we kept in touch after I moved. We used to stop together every night in Michigan City on our way back from the rail yard and shared a great many laughs together. I was trying to get him into Fedex. Then his phone stopped receiving calls. I just found this on the internet. I wept when I read this and wish all of his family my condolences. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. He will be greatly missed. Goodbye Steve…..It was great knowing you.

Please share your thoughts ...

  • How do I send condolences?

    At the bottom of this page, you will find a condolence form. You will need to fill out some basic information prior to typing your message. (We will not share your e-mail address with anyone)

    Once you are finished, simply click the submit condolence button. Within 24 hours the condolence will be approved before it is published to the web site.

    We also provide a Tell-A-Friend feature located directly below these instructions. This form allows you to send the obituary to a friend. This is particularly helpful to someone who may live out of town.

  • Share This Obituary

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.