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Stephen "Steve" M. Reiffers
Date of Death: May, 25 2020


          Stephen "Steve" M. Reiffers, 89, Escanaba, passed away on Monday May 25, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on July 26, 1930 in Escanaba, son of the late John and Anna (Klein) Reiffers.
 
          Steve proudly served his country in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Corporal as a radar operator during the Korean War. He worked at Clairmont Transfer and their achieved the 2 million plus mile safety award. Steve loved hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, dart ball league, playing cards and cribbage. In later years he really enjoyed taking nightly rides and viewing the deer.
 
          He is survived by six children: James (Maggie) Reiffers, Mary Kay Reiffers, Janet Reiffers, Lisa Gilbert, Gerald Reiffers and Paul (Karen Wierenga) Reiffers, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
 
          Steve was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Robert and Jay Reiffers, two infant great-grandsons: Jack and Gage Huffman, two brothers: John "Pete" and Donald Reiffers, five sisters: Lillian Way, Marie "Dolly" Way, Elizabeth Reiffers, Kate Doherty, an infant sister: Mildred and a son-in-law: Dennis Gilbert.
 
          Visitation will be on Saturday July 25, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St., Escanaba, MI 49829). Burial will take place following the visitation at 3:00 p.m. in the Holy Cross Cemetery with the Delta County Veterans Council conducting military rites. A luncheon will follow at the Escanaba Eagles Club.
 
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Reiffers family.
 
          Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.

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  • "I have so many memories of Uncle Steve. He spent countless hours with my family on the farm in Boney Falls. Uncle Steve is Godfather to my daughter. After relocating to another state, we kept in touch by phone and he always visited me on his many trips to California. Uncle Steve was the perfect host when I stayed at his home during a visit to Escanaba. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Uncle Steve."
    -ELIZABETH WAY HERNER

  • "Dear Cousins, I have been thinking of you so much and send my love. Uncle Steve was kind to me and funny. I remember him from when I was very, very young, and over the years at the picnics that Aunt Mary and Aunt Rita would organize. I admire the ways that he remained our uncle! The last time I saw him, at Aunt Mary's funeral, he was also jolly and lovable. I hope that you are finding comfort. Love, Diane "
    -Diane Miller

  • "Nothing but great times and memories of Steve, Rita and all the children. My love and prayers to all of them."
    -lynn chenier

  • "So Sorry to hear about Steve. In the Short time I knew him he gave me great laughs! My kids also liked him. He will always be in our hearts!"
    -Lisa Finlan


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