Steven F. Dackovich

Steven F. Dackovich

Steven passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Alamo Nursing Home where he had lived for many years.

He was born November 26, 1932 in Ecorse, MI the son of Mike and Caroline (Rinhart) Dackovich. For many years he had worked at Burger King as a janitor. Steve enjoyed die cast cars and trucks, watching old westerns and tv shows, gardening, car magazines, playing the harmonica and doing jigsaw puzzles even though he was legally blind.

Surviving are his very close friends, Joel and Connie, they had become his adopted family and the caring staff at Alamo Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy and many cousins.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Marcia says:

    From the day I met Steve he became a very close friend. We at Alamo was his family. There wasn’t a visitor or relative that walked in the door that Steve didn’t make sure he knew. He had his deficits but I was amazed at how he knew almost everything about his old cars. From the time they were made, how many made, who made them and when they were stopped being made. He loved talking about his cars, puzzles, and movies to anyone that would listen. If you stopped to say hello to him you knew you wouldn’t be leaving soon. He loved his life at Alamo and the many people that he held dear to him. He never traveled but had friends from all over the country that kept in contact with him. he was loved by anyone who met him. He was just that kind of guy. I will miss him tremendously. Rest in Peace and dance among the angels Steve.

  2. Marc says:

    Thanks so very much for such a nice tribute notice about Steve Dackovich. He was almost always in good cheer no matter what – a wonderful trait – and he always found things to be doing whether it was his car collecting or huge jigsaw puzzles or greeting people or gardening and cleaning up around the facility. I flew in and took him to a big show at the car museum — he immediately named every car and its year and manufacturing story and what worked on it and what didn’t. The museum docents and visitors started following us around to learn from Steve’s expert narration. Had I been local I would have asked Steve for permission to write a book from his amazing knowledge of automotive history – it was truly flabbergasting. Lesson – every human being has much to contribute. Even “disabled” folks in nursing homes. Call ahead and arrange to Visit your local nursing home and you’ll find nice new friends there who will appreciate your caring about them. I never realized he was “developmentally disabled” until he told me his life story. He just refused to really BE “disabled” – he was alive and he made being alive worthwhile and fun too. He was also always helping others, something a nursing home provides much opportunity for. I learned a lot from Steve and am so very thankful to have had the pleasure of his friendship. God bless ! Marc in California

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