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Steve Etherton, age 73, of Charlotte went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Kost. He is survived by his sisters, Sherry Hays, Billie (Bill Scott), and Cindy Colson; his brother, Jeff Kost; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Steve’s hobbies were hunting and riding his motorcycle. He retired from Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing. He is missed and loved very much. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Burial arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Debra Kingdon on April 23, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Steve always brought a smile to our faces when he came into our store. RIP sweet soul.De

  2. Samanthia Newsome on April 23, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Rest In Peace steve we here at goodwill are going to miss your sweet smile and our conversations.

  3. Doyle Kitchell on June 22, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Just found out about Steve. So very sorry. He was such a great guy. We have missed him ever since he left Trinity. Our condolences to Earlene

    Doyle and Phyllis Kitchell.

  4. Dan Joslyn on January 28, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Just found out about Steve. I’ll never forget the time spent working with Steve and Erlene at Tony’s Lounge. I can remember like it was yesterday getting my first 5 pt. buck hunting with Steve. Steve was a good friend and will be missed.
    Until we meet again……..

    Your friend, Dan Joslyn

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