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Stephen A. “Steve” Pyrett, age 62 of Marion, Ohio formerly of Chippewa Lake, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016.  He was born July 25, 1954 in Frankfort, MI the son of Jacob and Thelma (Lynch) Pyrett.  Steve graduated from Chippewa Hills High School in 1972 and married his high school sweet heart and the love of his life, Roberta Squires from Barryton.  They began their married life in Big Rapids, then moved to Grand Rapids where Steve graduated in Bio-med Technology.  After graduation, his career was in management and most recently as a crane inspector. 

 

Steve was a devout Christian and family man. He was always cheerful, smiling and quite the practical joker. He would help anyone in need. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors.  He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his children and grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

 

Steve was a man of many talents.   He was known as “Mister Fix It”. He was a licensed ham radio operator. Steve had a love for music and was a bass player in various bands.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife Roberta of Marion, Ohio; four children,  Holly (fiancé John Cardinal) Sabo of Cleveland, Jacob Pyrett of Cincinnati, Stacy Geers of Kentucky and Beth (Adam) Fontanez of North Carolina; grandchildren Allie and Nick Sabo; Dustin and Zachary Geers; Nathan and Kayla Fontanez; his mother and step-father, Thelma and Orval Reed of Weidman; sister Karen (Joe) Donovan of Mt. Pleasant; step-sisters, Kathryn (Sylvester) Miranda of California, Linda (Darin) McGregor of Chippewa Lake, and Elizabeth (Wayne) Gorby of Coral, and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Pyrett in 1969.

 

Funeral services will take place 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids MI with Pastor Ken Krause officiating.  The family will have visitation hours at the funeral home two hours prior to services, from 11:00 a.m. to service at 1:00 p.m.

 

Burial will be at the Chippewa Lake Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to donor's charity of choice.

 

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