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Steven J. Sebring

Steve passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his home in Delton.

He was born December 3, 1949 in Kalamazoo the son of Jerry and Marilyn (Voss) Sebring. Steve was a 1968 Loy Norrix High School graduate. He had owned and operated Sebring Roofing for over 50 years until his retirement. Steve enjoyed anything to do with the University of Michigan, hunting, fishing and golfing. He also liked tending to his apple orchard and wildflowers. Most of all Steve loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Vikki (Tom) Jager and Eric Sebring; step-son, Matthew Janke; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Emily and Braydon, his companion, Dawn King and her children, Tony Weaver, Kevin (Morgan) Dennis and Ryan (Ashley) Dennis and grandchildren, Anthony and Mariah Weaver, Josie Dennis and Charlie May Dennis; and his siblings, Stephanie, Beth and Cari.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jan.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Otsego VFW Post 3030.

Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan


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Tammy Thompson Drake

November 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm

So very sorry, Steve will be missed! Prayers for everyone of his family and friends!


Mary Beauchamp

November 3, 2019 at 7:22 pm

So sad. Hard to believe. Our condolences to the family


Penny Grinage-Guy

November 3, 2019 at 8:07 pm

Such a kind, fun man. He will be missed.


Don Stanfill

November 3, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Dawn and Family,Jan and I am so very sorry for your loss.had alot of good times having coffee and a few drinks with Steve. Always had a great time getting him going on politics and sports . He sure will be missed and we will always have you all in our hearts and prayers ❤️

Forever friend, Don Stanfill


George Carlyle

November 4, 2019 at 5:24 am

Very sorry. He was a good man.


Montana michaels

November 4, 2019 at 5:37 am

The best of us


Shawna Cassada

November 4, 2019 at 6:03 am

Such a kind amazing man! I waited on him for a few years he’s known are family forever. He will truly be missed. Hugs love and prayers


Alice Weber

November 4, 2019 at 6:22 am

I remember the big hug you gave me at our school reunion. Rest in peace my friend till one day we meet again. I will need another hug.


Linda Hageman

November 4, 2019 at 6:47 am

Steve was such a fun loving. He always had a ready smile for everyone. Hold on to all the great memories you two made. May he rest in peace and find comfort he is now with God, and will always be your guardian angel. May God help you through your sorrow.


Carla Jacobs

November 4, 2019 at 6:54 am

Dear friend Steve, may you Rest in Peace with the angels. We will miss your wonderful smile and happy personality. Much love to your family, friends, and dearest Dawn King


~Bill and Janice Thompson

November 4, 2019 at 7:19 am

… Our Sincerest, Most Heartfelt Condolences To Dawn King and His Family. One Of The Nicest and Most Helpful Friend We knew. Loved By Everyone, He Will Be Forever Missed. Heaven Has Accepted A Very Special Person, and ‘IF’ They Needed A New Roof, He Would Be The FIRST To Step Up To The Plate and Help !



November 4, 2019 at 7:29 am

So sorry for your loss.Steve was a sweet man,


Robert/Renee Patteen

November 4, 2019 at 7:57 am

As with others, we will cherish the time and memories we had with Steve. Such an exuberant and life-loving man can only have introduced his own personal brand of zest to everyone he knew. Our hearts ache for the loss of his camaraderie, his sarcastic humor, and his generous nature. Blessings of peace for his loved ones as they continue to hold Steve in their hearts.


Patricia Miller

November 4, 2019 at 8:07 am

It was with great sadness I learned of Steve’s death. My sincerest sympathy to you and the family.


Donn and Deb Mammel

November 4, 2019 at 8:11 am

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Steve. Such a kind, helpful man. We had the privilege of meeting Steve and Dawn at our Florida park last winter. I appreciated his MICHIGAN attire and he and I watched many GO BLUE games together since. I’m sure the armchair coaching will continue from above. We were blessed to be able to spend a weekend with Steve and Dawn at their new cottage on the lake. Dawn , Debb and I arms are around you, Thank you for blessing Steve’s life. Prayers for the family and one more time GO BLUE

Our Florida park will not be the same this year without This gentle giant !


Cheryl and Chuck Buchino

November 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

Steve will be missed. He was always full of life and lit up a room. He always helped anyone in need. Rest In Peace Steve. We love you.


Barbara & John Peterson

November 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

My husband John & I had the honor of meeting STEVE & his Dawn at Oak Harbor, Florida, to us its Winter Camp or Its Summer Again as Dawn would say! Steve throughly enjoyed that warm air and warmth of friends! Getting to know STEVE was like a pleasant happening every day, what a guy! His family and his Dawn should glow with happiness that he is a remarkable remembered man❤️


Joel and Lauri Krueger

November 4, 2019 at 9:44 am

I feel like I ( Lauri ) have known Steve my whole life. As a kid he was friends with my folks, as a young adult his crew roofed my folks house. I married the former head of his roofing crew ( several years later ) and then served him breakfast and beer at McGonigles for many years. Joel spent many hunting trips with Steve to the UP and at his house in Otsego. What a wonderful, sweet man. He will be missed.


Susan l Keyzer

November 4, 2019 at 10:34 am

I am so surprised and sorry to hear about Steve. He was a very good person and he was a good family man.


Dawn Olson

November 4, 2019 at 11:09 am

I am so sad to learn of Steve’s passing. I babysat for him when Vikki was a pretty little girl and Eric was still in diapers (sorry Eric). He was always there to help my grandma (Ruth) and my great-aunt (Juanita) with snow plowing or whatever needed to be done around the house. He was always so good to them, and I appreciated him so much. I know he will be missed by so many people. My condolences to the family. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.


Joyce K.

November 4, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Steve will be really missed by all who knew him. His great smile, his helping of others in need whether it was family or friends, his love of family and friends. He was a true gentleman. May God be with his family and a loving partner Dawn.


Barbara Strong

November 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm

My condolence to family………….I had pleasure to meet Steve a few times on his & Dawn’s heading to Florida..He was a sweet & very nice fellow…………I know he made my long time girlfriend (Dawn ) very happy & at peace & .will be a very sad void……………Prayers for all..


Stan Campbell

November 4, 2019 at 4:21 pm

So sorry to hear he was so much fun to be around and a good business man.Truly going to miss his talks.


Terry Nelson

November 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm

So sorry to hear of Steves passing Steve his sister Stephanie and I all grew up together in the Oakwood neighborhood. We graduated from Loy Norrix . Steve was such a nice person inside and out always there to help RIP Steve . Terry Burke Nelson



November 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm

My family is very sad to hear of his passing. God speed to his family, you are in our prayers. Rest in peace friend.


Linda warner

November 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm

I was so very sad to learn of Steve’s passing. While I didn’t know Steve very well, any time I saw him he always had a smile on his face and something funny to share! He will be missed by so many! Prayers to the family

I know my Scott was waiting for him at those “pearly gates”


Brenda Terburg

November 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm

What a great man with the spirit of a child and a genuine love for ALL human beings. Steve and his crew roofed my home many years ago and when the snow would fall deep he would randomly plow my drive just being a giving, caring person. He had a great laugh and a loving soul. Thoughts and prayers to Dawn, his family and his many friends. May your many AMAZING memories give you solace through the tough times ahead. Keep my boys in line up there Steve…..RIP


Adam Porter

November 4, 2019 at 11:31 pm

Will miss Steve, he and I were good friends. We shared our faith to each other. Loved him. Those at the Church of Christ in Bradley loved him as well.

God bless


Dan Ambroso

November 5, 2019 at 8:35 am

I met Steve on my first day of work at WMU in 1971. We became great friends. My family had lots of great times together. One of my greatest vacations was the two weeks Steve and I with our wives drove out west. Visiting Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills, and spending five days in Yellowstone. Steve caught fish for breakfast almost every morning. From there traveling to the coast and watching the fireworks on Pismo beach in 1976. Hope to talk about all the fun we had when I see you again.


Sue Browne

November 5, 2019 at 11:12 am

Steve was always there with a friendly hello when I worked at the library and a big hug when I retired. This is such sad news. My deepest sympathy to the family


Craig Dupler

November 5, 2019 at 1:01 pm

News of Steve’s passing makes me very sad. He was a good guy. When we were in our 20’s, we worked together at Western, I worked for him occasionally doing roofing (I am still amazed when I think of him carrying three bundles up a ladder at one time), and we would go hunting together – fond memories all …



November 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

Sorry for your loss Steph. Did he have cancer? It’s getting scary finding obituaries all the time for people our age. You and your sisters take care. We have lots of Oak wood memories, right? Love you, Kathy Molenaar


Stephanie Sebring

November 7, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Kathy, yes he did. You & I go back further than anyone I know. Our memories go back as far as we can remember. There was always much love between all of us. We even called each other’s grandparents, grandma & grandpa. Thank you for your sweet message. I love you, too!. Hugs!❤️❤️ Stephanie


Janna Meek Franks

February 24, 2020 at 3:41 pm

I am sorry Stephanie, Beth and Cari to read about loss of Steve. I also remember him from the Oakwood neighborhood. Although is was 60 years ago, I have many fond memories of Sebrings, and Molnaar’s

Loss of Marilyn and Steve in such short period of time. Sebring family will always be very special in my heart !



July 12, 2021 at 11:42 am

Janna, I never saw this until today. Our sister Jan passed away, just a few months after mom did, only 3 days after her 55th birthday. Thanks for your sweet words. We all have sweet memories of all of you & your family, too! ❤️


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