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Robert “Steve” Fergusson

Steve passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born August 24, 1948 in Plainwell the son of Robert and Mary Ellen (Sornbury) Fergusson. Steve was an Otsego High School graduate and proudly served his country in the US Navy. A lifelong resident of the area, he had worked at the Big Wheel and Auto Zone for many years.

Steve was a member of the Kalamazoo Kennel Club and had been a dog trainer, handler and show judge. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, traveling around the U.P., reading and watching old western movies. He married Linda Sue Smith who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Jennifer (Chad) Starbuck-VanVoorst of Martin, Dennis (Jessica) Starbuck of Breedsville and Allison (Jay) Starbuck of Martin; 9 grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Logan, Dominic, Steven, J.J., Natalie, Dayton and Skyler; his mother, Mary Ellen Woodstock; siblings, Laura (Kevin) Riddell and Mike Fergusson and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and by his sister, Karen.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later time.

Memorial donations in memory of Steve may be left to his family to help with final expenses. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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Jane Kling

July 25, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Allie & Jay,

I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May his memory bring you joy, peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come.


Jane Kling


Arch Woodstock

July 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Mary Ellen,

We are so sorry for your loss, praying that the God of all comfort continues to be your shelter during this time.

Arch and Sandy


Bob and Loree

July 26, 2018 at 6:13 am

God’s peace and strength to your family.


Don & Sherri Ferguson

July 27, 2018 at 7:09 am

Mary Ellen & Family,

So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you .


Tim and Marcia Quigley

July 27, 2018 at 9:59 am

Dear Family of Steve,

We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Pleas know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!


Jackie friar

July 27, 2018 at 11:10 am

Maryellen and family

So sorry to hear about Steve

You are all in my thoughts

Love jackie


Lani Hendricks Poynter

August 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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