OBITUARY

Steven William Adriaanse

April 20, 1955January 20, 2013
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Steven William Adriaanse, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 20th, 2013, from heart complications.

Steven was born on April 20th, 1955, in Grand Rapids, MI. A graduate of Central Michigan University, he received his MSA in Human Resources/ Labor Administration in 1982, he worked the next thirty years of his life as a human resources professional and was currently serving as Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Inc. Throughout his career, he served on several professional boards and committees and was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his service and contributions to the Human Resources field, most notably he accepted the prestigious "Stevie Award" for Human Resources Team of the Year in 2010.

Steven was predeceased by his parents, Jack (Sr.) and Susan Adriaanse; his infant sister, Darlene Mary Adriaanse; and his nephew Douglas Maxon.

Steven is survived by his wife, Renee; his sons, Jalon, Gregory and Paul; his daughters in law, Carolina and Alana; his grandsons, Rylan and Mateos; and several siblings including his brothers, Michael and Jack (Jr.); his sisters, Susan, Patricia and Pamela.

Steven had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making people laugh. He was a dedicated family man and truly lived life to the fullest, filling each day with the activities and people that he loved the most. He loved to travel and visited several countries during his lifetime. In his spare time, Steven loved to cook and host family and friends at his home, refinish old furniture, visit local markets, spend time with his dog Prancer and had just recently found a renewed love for exercise.

Arrangements for services are under the direction of Culley's Meadowood Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, from 6pm - 8pm at Culley's Meadowood, with a memorial service to celebrate his life to follow on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2 pm at the same location. Contributions can be made in his honor to the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 31, 2013

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  • Reception
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February 23, 2015

Still missing you!

Cathie Gail

February 17, 2015

Renee, I have been looking for you and Steve for some time. Although we did not stay in touch after Oak Tree Village, I have the fondest memories of you both and your little family. I am so saddened by Steve's passing. He was a strong life force full of fun and love for all. I would love to hear from you.

December 5, 2013

I am so sorry to be late in sending my sympathies, but I was not aware of Steve's passing until I got an email returned to me. Steve was an old candidate, client, and trusted colleague for probably 25 years although we were not in touch that frequently. I send my deepest sympathies to all his family and friends who will miss him greatly, as will I. Kind regards, Ellen Nassberg, FACHE

Frauke Zander

September 27, 2013

Dear Renee, Jalon, Greg & Paul,

I am so very sorry about this sudden end the colourfull life of your husband and father. Somehow I expected to have Steve around forever, bouncing and laughing.
Thank you very much for sharing the pictures and memories with all of us.

Steve was just the best area rep I could have wished for during my time in 1985 as an exchange student. And all of you as a family made it so easy to fall in love with your country.

The first months - even years after such a loss are the toughest. Renee let´s keep in touch please. You and your sons will always be welcome at my place any time. My thoughts are with you!

Paul Adrianse

July 31, 2013

Miss you more and more every day dad. Wish we could of had more time together.

Love Always,

Paul

Lyn-Marie Anderson-Studer

July 10, 2013

Renee & Sons: Last weekend, for some unknown reason, I was thinking of you and Steve. I went to Facebook and put in Steve's name and it took me to the web. I cannot express to you how sad I am for you and your sons. It just made me cry. Although I didn't know Steve well, I know he was a funny guy and any pictures I saw of him on Facebook, there was always a smiling face. I will always remember him because of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

July 7, 2013

Renee and Sons:
Lyn-Marie called me today and told me of Steve's passing in January. I am so sorry to hear that. I have fond memories of Steve back in our school days and when you babysat Dougie when you lived in Mt. Pleasant. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Kay LaBelle (Stuart, FL)

Lee Jones

June 22, 2013

Renee, Jolan, Paul and Gregory...I just learned that my beautiful friend, Steve, has been laid to rest. Steve was one of my best friends, he was my director at Good Sam in West Palm Beach and mentored me throughout my career and was most proud of my achieving senior management at an area hospital. His achievement!

He recently had been supporting me through my daughter's cancer diagnosis, all in the midst of his plans to travel to Asia with Renee. Throughout the decades of friendship I learned all about your accomplishments-he was so proud of his family--the center of his core and being.

I am comforted that you have kept his Facebook page open, I can revisit what his most recent delights were--of course, his family, his home and cooking. I will miss him terribly, but I will never forget him. Lee Jones

Colleen & Ed Casper

April 22, 2013

Happy Birthday.

Chris & Stacy Martorella

April 9, 2013

Dear Renee:

I saw Lori Knarr at a meeting in Denver a few weeks ago and she told me the news about Steve. Stacy and I are heartbroken. I am so sorry that we didn't know earlier...I will always remember fondly the good times that we had at your house and how welcome you made us feel to Tallahassee when we first arrived there. Please call us sometime...we would love to catch up with you.