Steven Lynn Tossey

April 1, 1957August 10, 2020

Steven L. Tossey of White Lake passed away August 10, 2020 at 63 years of age.

Beloved husband of Ruth for 25 years. Loving father of Justin (Meghan). Proud grandfather of Cormick and Fiona. Brother-in-law of Betty Tossey and Joyce (Brian) Thomas. Son-in-Law of Jimmy and Judy Hardrick. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and his treasured fur baby, Gracie.

Steven married Ruth on May 20, 1995 after a longtime friendship. He was an avid Detroit Red Wing fan who played hockey for over 35 years. He was very athletic; enjoyed golf and bowling and proudly bowled a perfect 300 game. He will be sadly missed by all.

Private services will be held. Those wishing to make a contribution in his memory may do so to the Lupus Foundation.


  • Private Services


Steven Lynn Tossey

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jules Bammel

August 14, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Steve. When Ruth brought me on as a new reporter, poor Steve had to constantly give up the dining room table and turn the TV down while I learned. Then we figured out we both loved hockey. The volume on the TV came back up, and we fired up the grill and opened some cold beers. Between Ruth's cooking, Steve's (a/k/a Grill Master) grilling skills, and the great friendship we shared, they made sure I never left hungry -- both body and soul refreshed from my visits. Living in Virginia, it was great having someone to talk Red Wing hockey with. I'll miss you, my friend.

Joseph Pollock

August 13, 2020

Ruth and Steve were my very first customers when I moved my business from Indianapolis to Michigan. They instantly became like my own family and I often refer to Ruth as my “Michigan Mom”. Steve had an incredible sense of humor and could always make me laugh. My favorite memories were when we were hanging out and I would talk about how much I loved President Obama and get him all worked up. Steve had a heart of gold and will be missed horribly by all those that knew him. I’m sure we will be able to hear him swear all the way from Heaven when Trump looses this election in November!!! Always in our hearts, Buddy. Thanks for Always making me feel special. Love you.

Paige Oliver

August 13, 2020

Uncle Steve where to begin i have so many favorite memories of you that I'll cherish forever so many long talks we would always joke about having a race to see who was faster on the walkers (i knew deep down you would win) thats why i never took you up on that one lol i know your in a better place now your at peace you will be forever missed by many I Love You so much until we meet again R.I.P

Janet Rosegart

August 12, 2020

To my loving brother Steve, I will never forget the good times and the bad, the tears of sorrow and the tears of joy. I will always miss you. I love you with all of my heart.

Hope Harden

August 12, 2020

Uncle Steve,
There is so much to say about the individual you are, but the first things that come to mind are loving and comedic. Whenever you walked into a room your laughs were always contagious, I will never forget that laugh. I will always cherish our afternoon games of Yahtzee or rummy we played and your inappropriate jokes you would always crack. Thank you for the words of wisdom you have given me from time to time I will always hold those words close to my heart. You were and always will be amazing uncle, brother, son and so much more. Give Great Grandma and Grandpa Tossey a hello from me. Give my Papa a loving hug. Give Uncle Mike and Uncle Phil a good laugh. Give Aunt Barb my love. Heaven and everyone there got a little brighter since you arrived. Until we meet again. I love you.

Martha Mayne

August 11, 2020

I attended OLL HS where my oldest brother Mike met Steve’s sister Judy. When they were married 52 years ago the Tossey family became part of our family. We loved Ted and Maxine and their 6 children. My brothers played hockey with Steve. Steve and his siblings were always fun to be with. We have wonderful memories of great times spent together. RIP Steve as you join those members of your family that were taken too soon.

Joanne Helder

August 11, 2020

We truly feel fortunate to have known Steve and to have had the privilege to call him both friend and family ...We miss you Steve😘. Love Huey & Joanne

Danielle Tossey-Caryl

August 11, 2020

I am so sad to hear of my Uncle Steve's passing. He will be remembered as fun loving and happy, always ready with a hug and a kiss. Rest easy, dear uncle. You will never be forgotten.


Learn more about the Tossey name