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Obituary for Stephen "Steve" Hiltunen

July 6, 1962 - September 2, 2017
West Olive, Michigan | Age 55


Stephen Hiltunen, 55, of West Olive, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Steve was born in L'Anse, Michigan, July 6, 1962, to Richard and Charlene (LeClaire) Hiltunen. He graduated from Baraga High School class of 1980, and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in accounting. Steve met the love of his life, Michele Bekins, and they married September 4, 1993. They raised their two sons at their home in West Olive. Steve worked for OASIS Alignment Services. In 2010 Michele preceded him in death after a battle with breast cancer. He was also preceded in death by his mother Charlene in 2001.

Steve will be missed, but his family treasures many great memories of him. Steve loved his sons, his late wife, his dad, his brothers, golfing, cigars, reading, UM football, the Detroit Lions, rock and roll, driving fast, TV, movies, beer and pizza.

He is survived by his sons: Zack Hiltunen of Grand Rapids, Ben Hiltunen of Ypsilanti, his father Dick Hiltunen of Baraga, brothers: Dennis (Lily) Hiltunen of Gainesville, FL, Rick (Tina) Hiltunen of Medina, OH, Brian (Ann) Hiltunen of Appleton, WI, Larry Hiltunen of Sterling Heights, MI, his parents-in-law Ron and Lynn Bekins of Zeeland, brother-in-law Brian and Darcey Bekins of Grandville, many extended family and friends.

There will be a visitation on Friday, Sept. 8, from 4-6 pm, followed by a time of informal stories and remembrances from 6-7 pm, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland MI 49464. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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