William Stephen "Steve" Wright Feb. 1, 1944 - March 13, 2014 BERRIEN SPRINGS - William Stephen "Steve" Wright, 70, of Berrien Springs, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph, with his daughter Hannah and sister Diane by his side. Steve is survived by his daughter, Hannah JoAnne Marston of Temperance, Michigan; grandchildren, Winzor Johanna Marston and Bryce James Marston; and his sisters, Diane Kliemchen of Sawyer and Wanda "Sue" Marcussen of Buchanan. He is also survived by his nieces, Cindy Kliemchen of Stevensville and Vanessa Kliemchen Froman of Wayne, Illinois; and great-nephews, Collin and Conner Froman. Steve was born on February 1, 1944, to his parents, LaVerne and Virginia Wright in Buchanan, Michigan. He graduated from Galien High School in 1962. He attended classes at Grace College, Lake Michigan College, Andrews University, Western Michigan University, and graduated with high honors from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Industrial Arts Education. He held a Michigan State teaching certificate. Steve worked for many years as a water well driller, having learned the trade from his father. Steve loved to travel. In doing so, he was able to see 37 of our 50 states. He was also able to travel abroad, visiting London, Jordan, Paris, Rome, Tropez, Nice, and Monte Carlo. Steve loved Belize and was fortunate enough to be able to spend more than a year of his life there. When Steve was not traveling he enjoyed reading, genealogy, watching sports, art projects, meeting new people, talking and spending time reading the Holy Bible while praying to get closer to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Visitation will be from 6 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, where a celebration of Steve's love for life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18. In lieu of flowers, Steve would like donations made to the Hills Corners Bible Church. Online messages may be left for the family at www.allredfuneralhome.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 16, 2014