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Michael Leslie Stepleton, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 5, 1943 in Delphos, OH to Anthony Joseph and Daisy Mae (Etter) Stepleton, who preceded him in death.

He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1962 – 1966. He was stationed in Turkey and Pease Air Force base in New Hampshire. He married Carol (Siebeneck) Stepleton on June 21, 1969.

Mike used his amazing gift for numbers while working as an accountant and then a computer operator at General Motors / EDS for more than 36 years. He also used this gift for numbers as a card shark while playing cards against friends and family. After retiring, his desire to be involved in the community led him to be a crossing guard at the local school in Livonia, MI. He enjoyed chatting with the kids and their parents and frequently passed out candy. He loved taking his grandkids with him to crossing guard when they were in town.

Mike had an inner drive to serve others. This was apparent while a parishioner at St. Sebastian in Dearborn Heights, MI. As a member of the Dad’s Club, he was always helping in some capacity at the pancake breakfasts, newspaper drives, and manning the BBQ for the chicken dinners at the festivals. Mike was the neighbor we would all love to have. After a heavy snowfall, Mike could often be seen snow blowing the sidewalks and driveways on his street. He was also the first to bring a meal to someone suffering the loss of a loved one. Mike was so generous with his time, talents, and treasures.

Mike was his girls’ and grandkids’ biggest fan. He would travel hours to watch them play and take stats for their teams. He never missed a game. He enjoyed coaching the girls’ basketball and softball teams. Mike enjoyed golfing, bowling, and rooting for his sports teams. He had a garden full of vegetables that the grandchildren liked to help tend. He had a friendly competition with his neighbor to see who would harvest the first red tomato.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Stepleton, two daughters, Susan (Todd) Creagan, Christine (Sean) Gregory, son in law, Christopher Siese, sister, Beverly Hipsher, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Annette (Stepleton) Siese and brother, Anthony Stepleton.

Services will be held on Saturday April 23, 2022, at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, MI 49301. Visitation at 10:00 A.M., service at 11:00 A.M. and a luncheon immediately following.

Memorial donations may be made in Mike’s name to Spectrum Health Hospice, or a charity of your choice.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mike’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Kevin J. Garcia on April 9, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Dear Sean, Christine and Carol – you are in our prayers as we honor and celebrate Mike’s life and legacy. Our memories of Mike always bring a smile to the face, just as he would want it. And he’s now in a much better place, free from pain and looking over you all.

    “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
    John 14: 23 KJV

    With love and sympathy,
    The Garcia’s
    Kevin, Mary, Ginesa, Alex & Jordan

  2. Gale Crowley on April 9, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Stepelton Family. My sincere condolences on the passing of Mike. I think of you all often and send hugs and prayers. I hope many happy memories bring you peace.

  3. Jackie McNeight Ireland on April 9, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers.

  4. Kathy Kolinski on April 19, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Carol, Susan and Christine,
    I heard through the St Sebastian grapevine of Mike’s passing. I was so sorry to hear the news. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. I sent a card to your Roycroft address but it was returned today. I have so many good memories. I enjoyed being the girls teacher and watching your little kindergarteners walk down the hall past my class room. Sending hugs to you all.
    Love, Kathy and Jim Kolinski

  5. Maureen (Mo) Flanagan on April 23, 2022 at 9:03 am

    I was so sorry to hear about this this morning. I am sorry I could not be there Carol❤️. We all have such wonderful memories of you and Mike in our neighborhood and in our community. I’m so sorry for your loss Carol and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.❤️

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