Steve Aarvik

August 5, 1957December 9, 2013
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Steve Aarvik 56 years old, passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital on December 9, 2013 surrounded by his family and closest friends. Steve was born in Seattle, Washington on August 5, 1957 to Sigurd and Borghild Aarvik. Steve graduated from Ingraham High School in 1975 and went on to marry the love of his life Marit Pedersen on June 11, 1982. Steve followed his Norwegian roots and began fishing at the age of 13 and eventually became owner/operator of the fishing vessel Windjammer. Steve enjoyed spending time with family, helping others, traveling, telling jokes and relaxing at his lake house. Steve will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Marit, mother, Borghild, his only sister, Betty Brownlee and family as well as four daughters, Sarah (Casey) McManus, Heather (Travis) Dunn, Erika (James) Hickok and Elisa. His memory will live on in the spirits of his three grandchildren, Charlie, Kaia and Jakob. Funeral services will be held at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Homeon Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation in Steve's name to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Donald Gamble

May 8, 2014

Steve has gone before his time. Rest in peace friend.

Magne Husby

December 23, 2013

Marit and the rest of the Aarvik family, it was a shock to hear about Steve leaving this life far too early.
The warm thoughts and tears cried just prove how much he meant for so many people.
I was so lucky to have seen the warmth and kindness in his eyes.
I am glad I met him for a brief moment in time and space.
Remember him with pride.

Bobbi & Scott Hibberd

December 22, 2013

Marit, Scott and I are thinking of you as the holidays approach. Knowing you have your girls & grandbabies to comfort you during these days is of great comfort...but please know that you have many friends who also hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Steve will be missed, but his legacy of laughter will go on. Just can't help but smile just thinking about him...

December 19, 2013

My condolences to friends and family of Steve Aarvik. May the God of all comfort help to ease your pain during this difficult time because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7

Frank Kelty

December 18, 2013

The Kelty family in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor gives you and your family our sincere condolences on the passing of Steve. We will keep you and your family in our prayers as you go through your time of grief. I worked with Steve for many years in Dutch Harbor he was a great fisherman that worked very hard his whole life, many of us in Dutch Harbor will miss him. God Bless you and your family. The Lord has a fine fisherman with him now may he watch over Steve always. Frank and Nancy Kelty

Heather Dunn

December 18, 2013

Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms aroud you
And whispered ‘Come with me.'
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Your beautiful smile at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He always takes the best.

It's lonesome here without you,
We miss you so each day.
Our lives just aren't the same
Ever since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely
And everything goes wrong,
We hear you gently whisper,
‘Cheer up and carry on.'
Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
‘Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping,
We'll meet again someday.'

We miss you Dad! Rest in peace.

Albert Baques

December 18, 2013

Steve, I think you left us way too early. Thanks for always welcoming me and for loving our kids. We will miss you very much.

Per-Arne Aarvik

December 17, 2013

On behalf of the family of Kari and Arne Aarvik we will convey our warmest sympathy and condolences from the family in Fosnavåg. It was with great sorrow we received the sad message that Steve has passed away. Unfortunately, the captain has started his last journey far too early. Our warmest thoughts and prayers goes to his beloved family who must carry the sorrow and loss. Rest in peace dear Steve.

Rondi Beyer

December 17, 2013

Hugs and blessing to your family from ours!

December 17, 2013

Marit and family, I am saddened to hear about your loss. I have great memories of spending time with your family at the lake. Prayers and blessings coming your way. Francean Brown and family