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Steven Lee Meninga

December 22, 1962 — May 14, 2023

Prairieville Township

Steve L. Meninga, age 60, lost his yearlong battle with leukemia on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Steve was born on December 22, 1962, to Ronald & Peggy (Butler) Meninga. He grew up in Plainwell but later moved to Richland where he graduated from Gull Lake High School in 1980. While attending Gull Lake, Steve met his future wife, Kim when she backed up her brother’s car in the parking lot and literally ran over Steve’s father’s car (which he wasn’t supposed to be driving).  It was not a romantic start, but they hit it off and were married six years later on April 19, 1986. Steve worked for Gilmore farms for 15 years and part of his salary was a farmhouse that they lived in Richland.  Later they moved to Pine Lake and have been there for 34 years. Steve worked for Coca Cola for 23 years and later worked for Mall City Mechanical as a Mechanic.

Steve enjoyed boating on Pine Lake and loved to camp in the spring and fall.  He and Kim traveled to Mexico every winter that they could for a vacation. He never missed an opportunity to have a cold beer with his many friends. Steve had a strong work ethic and was passionate about all he did.  He was caring to a fault and would help anyone who needed it.

Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kim; his siblings: Lester Meninga, Margie Meninga, Ken Meninga and Ronda Schneider; several nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Kalvin Kalkowski.

Visit with friends and family on Thursday, May 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Plainwell Chapel; 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell (269) 685-5881. A funeral Service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the same location.  A committal graveside service will be held on Friday, May 19. The processional will line up at the Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made in Steve’s memory to Gentiva Hospice.

While visiting Steve’s memory page at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook and/or sharing a memory with the family.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 18, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 19, 2023

Starts at 10:15 am (Eastern time)

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

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

processional will line up at the funeral home

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