Steve passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his home in Otsego.
He was born April 18, 1954, in Allegan, the son of Earl and Mable (Kurtz) Holmes. For 37 years Steve worked for AT&T. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, tinkering around the house, doing home improvements and was always willing to help his family and friends. On June 5, 1976 at Otsego Church of God, he married Marie Watson who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Kari (Edwin) Swartz and Chad Holmes; brothers, Donald (Eileen) Holmes and Russell (Marsha) Holmes; sister-in-law, Melinda (Ken) Holmes-Watson along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kendall Holmes.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to
Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
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September 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm
So very sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers. May all the wonderful memories keep your heart light.
September 5, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Steve but I do know his brother Don and his family. And I have met Marie.
September 5, 2021 at 6:49 pm
Marie, I’m so sorry for your loss.
September 5, 2021 at 8:21 pm
I am so sad for the entire Holmes family. Steve was a great man through and through and I am very glad I was able to know him and we will all miss him very, very much. I personally am very grateful for all the times he helped me and Becky around our first house when I had no idea what I was doing.
We are here for the entire family, if you need anything please let us know. Our deepest sympathies. We love you all.
Dane and Cindi
September 6, 2021 at 12:19 pm
Marie we are sending you our condolences and prayers to get you through these rough times. Keep your many years of memories close to your heart.
Jennie (Kurtz) and Ger Meany
September 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm
Deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to Marie and all the Holmes family. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. May he rest in peace.
John & Jackie Tyrrell
September 6, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Marie we’re keeping you and your children in our thoughts and prayers. Find comfort in the fact that Steve is now at peace. He was a wonderful person and was always ready to help anyone that needed it. He will be greatly missed. Love and peace to you.
Barb & Bob Chapman
September 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm
Marie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing, you two were very nice neighbors for the many years you lived on S. Sunset in Plainwell may all of you be blessed and Steve is at peace. You are in our prayers. STEVE R.I.P. Barb & Bob Chapman
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