OBITUARY

Steven Dietrich

October 30, 1961January 17, 2021

Steven Mark Dietrich, age 59, departed this life on January 17, 2021. He was a graduate of Coopersville High School and proudly served in the US Navy as a machinist for four years. He owned and operated Midway Heating in Conklin and was former owner of Conklin Party and Video Store. If there was a need in the community, Steve would be one of the first to step up and help. He had been a longtime member of St. Joseph's Church in Wright and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4404 in Conklin. He was preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Virginia (Naylor) Dietrich and brother-in-law, Terry Kamps.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Turner; granddaughters Brianna and McKenzie; son, Scott, and daughter-in-law, Rachael, and his grandson Cameron. Also surviving is Steve's daughter, Sarah; siblings Jerry (Laurie), Chuck (Chris), Fred (Trishia), Carl (Jen), Marilyn (Dick) Momber, and Janice Kamps; and best friends Bill and Mary Alt.

He loved to hunt, fish, ride quads, and snowmobile at his cabin on Big Star Lake.

Special thanks to Roy Kline at R-K Mechanical and everyone who helped Steve during this difficult time. Because of the COVID pandemic, no services are being planned at this time and cremation will take place. Once the virus has been conquered, a memorial celebration will be held in his honor. The family requests and would appreciate memorials in his honor to be made to Spectrum Hospice, 750 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids, Ml 49503 or Georgetown/Cambridge Manor, 141 Port Sheldon Road, Grandville, Ml 49418. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Spectrum Hospice
  • Georgetown/Cambridge Manor

Services

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Amber Gillette

February 2, 2021

I have so many memories growing up that involve my Unlce Steve. I spend so many summers and Christmas breaks with him and my cousins. I always had so much fun at their house! He was the first person to teach me how to light fireworks(safely?😂) I will always cherish my childhood memories of him. “Go rest high on that mountain”.

Susie & Nick Oziemkiewicz

February 1, 2021

It was heartbreaking to hear about Stevie's passing. We will forevermore miss our kind, generous, fun, protective, friendly, sweet, outgoing, caring, funny, loving cousin Stevie with his ever ready hugs. Don't think he ever drove past a garage sale without stopping in, mostly for a reason to visit! We always enjoyed the great stories he always told that would leave us laughing then & even long after. You could tell he loved life & everyone in it! He will always be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace dear cousin. Our loving thoughts & prayers & deepest sympathy are with his family.

Linda Nowatzke

January 30, 2021

You probably don't know us, but my husband and I knew Steve a long time ago. I worked for him at one time at the Conklin video store and he used to come out and fix our furnaces all the time.

Steve was such a kind person. I know that if we ever had any problems he would always be there to help us or he would know somewhere we could get help. He was always ready and willing to come out and fix our furnace at any time and on any day. He was a kind boss and a fun person and I enjoyed working for him and with him.
We are sorry to hear of his passing.
Jim and Linda Nowatzke

Dan Heintz

January 29, 2021

Steve was a very good hearted person. I had the pleasure of working for Steve as his insurance agent for many years. Even though he was busy with running a business he would love to share a story or two and was always so congenial and friendly. He was a great person and I enjoyed working with him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Dan Heintz

Joyce Schwallier

January 24, 2021

My sympathies to Steve’s children and siblings. I remember Steve when he was a young boy and he always had a smile on his face. He was my Godchild and I dearly loved him.Whenever we had a garage sale at our house, Steve was sure to stop and he could stay an hour just talking but saying “I really should get going” but would continue to share whatever was going on but never saying bad things about others. Also whenever I had a furnace problem, I could call him and say, “ it’s your Godmother calling” and he would be here that same day. He will always be “Stevie” to me and I know he is in a better place

Bill Dietrich

January 23, 2021

When I think of Steve, I often think of my parents, Joe and Loretta Dietrich. He was so helpful to them, always responding to their heating needs. They often mentioned how appreciative they were of Steve's generosity, friendliness and concern for their wellbeing.

Even though there were long periods of time where I didn't see Steve, when I did, he was always very personable and Brenda and I thoroughly enjoyed our visits with him.

Our condolences to his family.
Bill Dietrich

Carl and Jen Dietrich

January 22, 2021

My brother Steve was a generous soul who loved life and made friends wherever he went. He loved a good joke or prank, and was a good sport if ever (rarely) on the receiving end of a “gotcha.” Whenever we hear the song “Brandy,” we’ll think of Steve and his karaoke. We will miss our bright star. Rest in peace little brother.

Diane Heath (Michalak)

January 22, 2021

Steve had such a kind heart. He always made time to visit his Aunt Rita. He never left without asking if there was anything he could do to help her.
I’m sure God is holding him in his loving arms saying “Well done my son and welcome home.”

Charles Dietrich

January 21, 2021

Steve was my youngest brother and friend. Scott and I worked closely together and at times we seemed to read each others mind. In the assisted living facilities Steve would sing karaoke and kept all the residents moving. Thanks to his great friends, visitors were a constant. (sometimes a can of beer might even find its way in at night - right Bill) Scott would stop in on his lunch break to see his dad. Steve loved to reminisce about the past and tell stories about when he was in the Navy. Steve was a great son to both mom and dad and would stop in often to see them. No one could have a better friend than Steve and all his friends were world class. I helped him with his heating and cooling business and he was a great teacher. When his eyesight started to fail he would, from memory, give very specific step by step instructions on how to fix the problem. Steve really did not have customers - he said he would rather call them his friends. And that is exactly what he did. 4 years ago, he was invited to go "hunting" with many of the Alt family. He was my co-pilot and he had me take all back roads to get to Nub's cabin. I was totally lost, but, he wasn't because we pulled into the driveway to the cabin. I never told him, but, I got lost going home.

David Miller

January 21, 2021

Steve was great at his heating service and was always on call. He loved to talk to his customers when he opened the conklin store. Always had a smile. He was always ready to help.

FROM THE FAMILY