Stephen loved everything to do with the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a “die hard” Lions and Tigers fan who always watched and believed in a late comeback. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by all. A special thank you to Shields of Hope for all they have done and for all the prayers and support people have given.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Joan; seven children: Stephen (Tiffany) Deters Jr, Melissa (Corey) DeHaan, Christy (Chris) Lemke, Benjamin Deters, Braque Deters, Marian Fliearman Russell and Richard (Patty) Collins; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; six siblings: Lewis (Edith) Deters, Richard (Janet) Deters, Marilyn Sharp, Daniel (Carol) Deters, Andrew Deters and Sheryl (Chuck) Russell; sister-in-law, LeNore Deters; several Fliearman family members; and nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. He is also survived by special friends, Floyd and Janice Potter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and June; brother, Robert Deters; in-laws, Richard and Marian Fliearman; and brothers-in-law: Byron Sharp, Roland Pfahler and Robert Fliearman.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Hope Reformed Church (14932 Mercury Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417) with the Rev. Tim Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at The Spring Lake Chapel (213 E. Savidge Street) and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will take place in Rosedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Stephen may be given to: The Braque Deters Education Fund, c/o PNC Bank, Hope Reformed Church: Youth Group or Food Trucks. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.