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Steven Jay Sitzema

October 19, 1956 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 60)

  Steven J. Sitzema, 60, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his home in Banks Township, Antrim County, Michigan.

  He was born on October 19, 1956, in Charlevoix, the son of Ronald and Wilma (Thorp) Sitzema.  Steven graduated from Charlevoix High School in 1975.

  Steven worked for the East Jordan Iron Works, now known as EJ.  After working 35 years, he retired in 2012.

  He married Cynthia Stallard on December 8, 1984, in Lansing, Michigan.

  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, farming, going to the casino and woodworking.  He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

  He is survived by his loving family; wife, Cynthia Sitzema; six children, Douglas M. (Ruth) Sineway, Jr., Suzanne R. (Derrick) Sineway Bailey, Steven J. (Colleen) Sitzema, Jr., Robert M. (Tracy) Sineway, Kammie M. (Matt) Sitzema Krueger and Benjamin R. (Brandy) Sitzema; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his parents, Ronald, Sr. and Wilma Sitzema; brother, Greg (Patti) Sitzema; sister, Dawn (Tim) Sitzema Shufflin; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Sitzema, Jr.

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan.  Rev. Craig Pahl of the East Jordan United Methodist will officiate.  Interment will be in Ellsworth Cemetery, Banks Township, Antrim County, Michigan.

  The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan.

  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay and/or the East Jordan United Methodist Church.omHo


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of Little Traverse Bay
One Hiland Drive, Petoskey MI 49770
Tel: 1-231-487-4825
Web: http://www.mclaren.org/northernmichigan/hospice-petoskey.aspx

East Jordan United Methodist Church
201 Fourth Street, East Jordan MI 49727
Tel: 1-231-536-2161
Email: eastjordanumc@gmail.com



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
May 12, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc.
621 Main Street
East Jordan, MI 49727

Visitation
Saturday
May 13, 2017

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc.
621 Main Street
East Jordan, MI 49727

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 13, 2017

1:00 PM
Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc.
621 Main Street
East Jordan, MI 49727


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