OBITUARY

Luke DeBoise Stephen

December 18, 1978June 10, 2018
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Luke DeBoise Stephen, age 39, of Wichita, KS passed away Sunday, June 10th 2018 at his home. Luke was a loving husband, father, son and brother.

He leaves behind Angie, his wife of 8 years and their two small children, Matthew 5 and Mackenzie 3. They were his pride and joy in life and everything he did was for them. He had a personality and smile that would light up a room. He never met a stranger and went out of his way to be nice to everyone he met. Luke grew up playing football and exceled at it and when his son was old enough Luke loved watching him play all kinds of sports and was excited to watch every practice and game he could. He was also known to play barbies with his daughter and the occasional tea party. Luke was an extremely hard worker and took his role as a husband and provider seriously. He worked in the car business for 14 years and left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Basil and Lillian Stephen and Laurestine Champ Bell. He is survived by his loving wife, Angie and his children, Matthew and Mackenzie; his parents, Brad and Janet Stephen; grandfather, Jonnie Bell; brothers, Erich and Mark (Danielle); God children, Heidi Stephen, Anthony Pittman and Matthew Pittman; eldest nephew, Broch Dewalt; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Rosary will be Friday 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 10:30 a.m., both at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make all the donations to The Matthew and Mackenzie Memorial fund in care of DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, 201 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS 67211.

Services

  • Rosary Service Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Luke DeBoise Stephen

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Terry Williams

June 18, 2018

Luke, how do you say good bye to your best friend, so I won't I will just say until I see you again in God's glory. Your friendship meant alot to me. I wouldn't have moved my family to Columbia and back if I didn't believe you had my best interest in mind, and you did, what I learned the most from you is we have to make more time for our families. That is something I plan on doing alot more of. With the fun trips we went on, with are families this past year, weather it was to Silver Dollar City, Jeff City, Christmas light looking you always made it a fun trip, then the fun trips we got to go on because we kicked but selling cars. Yes I know you always out sold me but I still got to go on the trips (lol). You always made sure we had fun. Well this is a trip you got to take by your self but you don't get the last laugh because someday when you turn and look you will see I came to join you . I will miss tell then. Terry



Brad Stephen

June 17, 2018

Luke: First and foremost I want you to know how much you are loved. The messages, the condolences, the prayers from all the friends and family always have the love that people have for you present. You and your brothers are so loved by myself and your mother. Our world has always revolved around THE BOYS. You will forevermore remain in that group. Luke it is hard for me to think of you as a man, I always think in terms of you being a kid. You were such a damn good kid. Fun, insightful, cute, and an athlete like no other. Your competitive nature from sports is what drove you to be the successful salesman that you were. A winner pure and simple. You just could not stand to lose, but when you did you were about as good of a loser then you were as a winner. I now know that you are a MAN. The love that you have for Angie, Matthew, and MaKenzie is so noticeable by everyone you meet. The condolences from your friends make that so evident that they knew what was important in your life. You will be missed my Son. You will be missed every day. I love you.......HOT DIGGITY DOG!!!! I LOVE YOU ETERNALLY. I am sure that you have met most of the people in heaven by now, those that you haven't have got something to look forward too. Your Grandmother's must have huge smiles on their faces. We love you Luke, we all love you. Until we meet again, one more time.....HOT DIGGITY DOG!!!! I love you.

Derek Fletcher

June 15, 2018

Man, Luke, So many fun and hilarious stories! You were a great mentor to me and taught me so much that has helped me get where I am today. Most importantly, you were a great friend. No matter what, I always knew i could go to you, for anything. You were always positive, motivating and encouraging, pushing me to be better, and for that I am forever grateful! You made such an impact on so many and will be dearly missed! Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!

Marquis Harris

June 14, 2018

Luke,

My good friend, I met the love of my life with you one hot summer night in Wichita. You always made me laugh and smile in any situation. Thank you for your memories I will always remember you and your family. We had lots of fun in huddles and outside of football. I would not have the beautiful family I have today if it had not been for you and being together that night. Thanks for the scar on my head as well!! I love you big guy and I will cherish our friendship forever!

Craig Steven, Jr

June 13, 2018

Luke, you will be missed!!! There was never a dull moment being around him. Every single time I would run into him, he would have a smile, crack a joke and scream your name extremely loud 😀. Then there was a handshake followed by a big bearhug ! As I think back on the times we shared, the majority of it was playing sports. I can’t think of a better teammate. He left everything on the court (grade school basketball get out of his way when he had the ball) and on the football field - leader! supportive! confident! fearless! no pain! run through a brick wall! hard-hitting! accountable! Whatever it takes! unselfish! ferocious! effective! beast! pride! effort! winner! friend! This is Luke! Best Teammate I Ever Had!!!! I’ll miss ya man!! To his amazing family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🙏🙏

Jim & Susie Byrd

June 13, 2018

My husband Jim Byrd had the pleasure of coaching Luke when he played on the Northwest Bears Youth Football team. Luke was a very talented young athlete and a very “coachable” dedicated player regardless of what position he was asked to play. Luke we know you will be missed by so many of your family and friends but know the memories of you will live on in hearts of those of us who were blessed to know you.
Jim and Susie Byrd

Teri Sutton

June 13, 2018

Erich,
Thinking of you and your family during this time. So very sorry for your loss.

Sarah Thompson

June 13, 2018

Luke was such a great man. His laughter was contagious and he loved fiercely. All of my memories of Luke are happy and he will truly be missed. His love and support of his wife Angie was nothing short of beautiful! I will miss you forever.

Sarah Thompson

Janet Stephen

June 13, 2018

How do you share one memory of such a great Son I will miss him deeply everyday for my entire life. He was always there when I needed him I remember when he was about 4. He said Mom I don’t want to ever grow up. And I said , yes you do Lukie. He said. NO MOM ITS SO MUCH TO BE A KID. I DONT WANT TO GROW UP. LUKE, you were right. But guess what Lukie. You grew up so exceptionally. But you always had such a beautiful childlike love and sparkle about you. I will love you eternally Mom. HOT DIGGGTY DOG I LOVE YOU MY LUKE

Eddie Antonelli

June 13, 2018

Luke loved his family. Every meeting he would tell us how everything he did and the reason he worked so hard is so his Wife wouldn’t ever have to stress or worry about anything. He kept pictures of his kids on his desk and said every time he would get up to close a deal, he’d look at the picture and know he’s doing it all for them. He loved his family more than anything. Luke taught me everything I know about sales, he was my first desk manager and with car sales hours we were together more than we were apart. I have too many stories of Luke. I’ll miss you. In the words of Luke “GET ON THE PHONES!!”