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Steven K. Chappell

Steve passed away, Saturday, March 23, 2024, at his home in Shelbyville. 

He was born May 21, 1948, in Kalamazoo, the son of Paul and Mary (Dommanschet) Chappell. For over 35 years he worked at Parker Hannifin and did taxes for many people in the area. 

Steve was a kid at heart and enjoyed joking around and making others laugh. He liked being outdoors, hunting, fishing, especially for salmon on Lake Michigan, traveling out west and sailing. He was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to music and playing on his computer. He was a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited and St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego.

Most of all Steve loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. On March 31, 1972, in Kalamazoo, he married Neta White, and they spent 52 wonderful years together. 

Also surviving are his children, Nate (Debby) Chappell of Allegan and Christine Garvin of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Ethan Kelly Chappell, Emily Marie Chappell, Haydanne Christian Garvin and Brennan Steven Garvin; great-grandchild, Ty Emelander with another due soon; sisters, denny McPherson, Terry Sapinski, Laurie Holewa. along with several nieces and nephews and his dog, Shelby. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Bruce. 

According to his wishes cremation has taken place. 

Friends may visit with Steve’s family from noon- 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 3, 2024, with celebrant Nyla Merrill officiating.

​In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Steve may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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