Steven William Adriaanse
Steven William Adriaanse, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 20th, 2013 from heart complications.
Steven was born on April 20th, 1955 in Grand Rapids, MI. A graduate of Central Michigan University, he received his MSA in Human Resources/ Labor Administration in 1982, he worked the next thirty years of his life as a human resources professional and was currently serving as Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Inc. Throughout his career, he served on several professional boards and committees and was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his service and contributions to the Human Resources field, most notably he accepted the prestigious "Stevie Award" for Human Resources Team of the Year in 2010
Steven was pre deceased by his parents, Jack (Sr.) and Susan Adrianse, his infant sister Darlene Mary Adriaanse and his nephew Douglas Maxon.Steven is survived by his wife, Renee; his sons, Jalon, Gregory and Paul; his daughters in law Carolina and Alana; his grandsons Rylan and Mateos and several siblings including his brothers Michael and Jack (Jr.); his sisters Susan, Patricia and Pamela.
Steven had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making people laugh.He was a dedicated family man and truly lived life to the fullest, filling each day with the activities and people that he loved the most. He loved to travel and visited several countries during his lifetime. In his spare time, Steven loved to cook and host family and friends at his home, refinish old furniture, visit local markets, spend time with his dog Prancer and had just recently found a renewed love for exercise.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Culleys MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel.
Contributions can be made in his honor to the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2013