Steven C. "Steve" Stevenson Otsego, MI Age 57, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Nassau County, NY, where he was assisting in recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Steve was born September 8, 1960 in Plainwell to Thomas Neal and Paula Louise (Griffith) Stevenson, Sr. He was a 1978 graduate of Otsego High School, where he was on the swim team and in the band, and then earned his Bachelor's Degree from Davenport University in 1985. Once he received his Paramedic certification he worked for Mall City Ambulance in Kalamazoo, Community EMS in Farmington MI, returning to Plainwell with Plainwell Ambulance Corp. in 1986. Later that year he began working for AMR- American Medical Response in Plainwell. He was currently employed as operations supervisor with AMR, transferring to Grand Rapids with AMR when the company moved in 2003. Steve began his career as an Otsego Firefighter in 1988 serving as Captain since 2000. While on the Otsego Fire Department serving as an instructor for the Allegan County Fire Academy, Steve watched many young men and women grow into great firefighters and touched the lives of many citizens. A man of many accomplishments, Steve was instrumental in designing the current Ladder Truck and Fire Engine. He also is credited with beginning the medical response program in Otsego. He was involved with Allegan County Emergency Management as a Local Emergency Planning Specialist and worked ski patrol at Bittersweet Ski Area. As a young man he was involved in theater and musicals, a passion he has passed on to his daughter. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. He especially enjoyed being a dad and spending time with his daughter. On a ranch north of Las Vegas he married Karen Lynn Carnell-Stevenson, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Chelsea; four brothers, Thomas Jr. (Carol) Stevenson of CO, Terry Stevenson of Plainwell, Scott (Linda) Stevenson and Kris (Maggie) Stevenson, both of Otsego; aunts and an uncle; several special nieces and nephews. Steve's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Otsego, celebrant Timothy Secord officiating. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to the Otsego Fire Department. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.winkelfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 9, 2012