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Steven Jacob Edwin Giem

May 29, 2002 — August 1, 2023

Pavilion Township

Steven Jacob Edwin Giem

Steven Jacob Edwin Giem went home to his Lord and Savior August 1, 2023. He was Born Wednesday, May 29, 2002 in Kalamazoo, MI. His mother Nickole was instantly enamored with her baby boy. 

He attended Vicksburg Community Schools and was always mechanically inclined. Being forever curious he was driven to know how things worked. It is very fitting he was self-employed, running his own lawn care service. He was always incredibly thoughtful, always willing to help anyone who needed him.

Steven was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He once caught a fish with his bare hands. He loved the peacefulness of being in nature. Steven had a very unique sense of humor. He was clever with his words. He loved making his family and friends laugh. 

Steven enjoyed spending time with his mother Nickole as much as she loved spending time with him. They both had an incredible appreciation for music and shared many common interests such as kayaking, swimming, boating, hunting, recreational vehicles and collecting memorabilia.

As a boy, Steven loved trains. He spent a great deal of time playing at the Train Barn in Portage with his great grandpa Seth. He often traveled up north to visit his great grandpa Gary, great aunt Paulette and great uncle Danny, always fishing and exploring outdoors.  

He traveled frequently with his great grandma Peggy. He especially enjoyed going with her to Arkansas to visit his Grammie Pie Kathy, aunt Glo and uncle Bill. 

Steven had a great many friends. He always came up with new and interesting ways to amuse them. Steven’s laughter was contagious and his smile lit up the room.

Steven is survived by his mother Nickole Marie Berger of Portage Michigan. His dads, Jake “Jason” Kellogg of Three Rivers and Scott Andrew Berger of Portage. His grandparents, Kathy Bolton, Stanley and Dawn Bolton, Bonnie and Douglas Kellogg, and Brian and Carol Berger. His great grandmother, Margaret “Peg” Giem, his aunt Gloria Bolton-Wicks, her husband, Adam, and their daughter Katherine “Kasia” Faye. His godparents, Jamie and Brian Washburn, and their children Vivian, Hazel, and Grayson. His Aunt Renee Clark, her husband, Adam and their son Luke. Cousins Caleb and Kaleen Redner, His great aunt Paulette Hospenthal, and great uncle Gail Makinen, many best friends and his very best friend Cameron Pape. 

Steven is preceded by in death by his uncle William Bolton, grandfather Steven Makinen, grandmother Cheryl “Cheri”  Berger, great grandfather Seth Giem II, great grandfather Gary Makinen, great grandmother Carol Makinen, great uncles Daniel Hospenthal and Ronald Makinen and his beloved dog, Walter.

In accordance with his family’s wishes a public service will be held at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097, on August 9, 2023 with a time for visiting beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Steven will be laid to rest at Vicksburg Cemetery immediately following the service.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Steven’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Giem family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. 269-649-1697.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Vicksburg

409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Vicksburg

409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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