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Steven Cyril Vosters

January 3, 1957 — July 12, 2020

Steven Cyril Vosters, age 63, died in his home surrounded by his family on July 12, 2020 after a 13 year battle with cancer. Steve was born on January 3, 1957 in Kalamazoo to Cyril and Waneta (Olinger) Vosters and grew up in a loving family with five siblings. He was a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and received his engineering degree from Western Michigan University. He worked at Upjohn for 31 years where he met his wife, Anne (Furlong) Vosters. They were united in marriage on September 30, 1989. Steve was first and foremost a man who loved his family. He was an active supporter of all his children's activities, whether that was an 8am soccer game in the rain, watching band competitions, going on camp outs with the Boy Scouts, raking leaves with the church Youth Group, or watching the sunset at Ludington beach. He was a coach, a tutor, a friend, and a role model to each one. He didn't look for recognition in anything he did but worked quietly, behind the scenes, to make all the activities a success. He was the best dad any child could ask for and a loving husband to Anne. Steve was an outdoors enthusiast. He was an avid cyclist, routinely riding the Kal-Haven Trail and spending summers camping with family and friends at Ludington State Park. When he wasn’t riding his bike, Steve could be found kayaking, sailing, or walking the family golden retriever. He visited a number of national parks on family vacations and although Anne's mobility was limited due to her M.S., Steve made sure she was as involved as humanly possible; even pushing her wheelchair out to Landscape Arch or around Yosemite. He was always looking forward to the next adventure. Steve was a quiet man with a quick wit and generous heart. He was a good neighbor and good friend to many. If you needed help, Steve was there. He deeply loved his family and was happiest when they were all together. His grandchildren were a delight to him and nothing brought a smile to his face like playing with them. He is survived by his wife, Anne; children, Kelly (Brian), Matthew, Michelle, and Jennifer; grandchildren, Grayden and Caleb; and siblings Daniel (Jan), Kenneth (Genia), Robert, and Linda. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Waneta; stepmother, Jane; and brother, Michael. A private ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 15 and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to one of two medical research programs close to Steve’s heart. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Link to Donate The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. They are seeking to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. The Faustman Lab - Link to Donate Led by Dr. Denise L. Faustman, the Faustman Laboratory has been researching a cure for type 1 diabetes for more than two decades. This work has led to the BCG Human Clinical Trial Program, which is evaluating bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) as a treatment for advanced type 1 diabetes.
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