We lost Steven and will celebrate his life this weekend. This is what we published as an obituary in the local paper.
Steven Michael Morski, 73, of Stonington will be sorely missed by his large circle of friends and family. He died of a heart attack on August 18, 2022, at OSF St Francis Hospital.
Born April 9, 1949, in Royal Oak, first son of Cashimer and Mary Rose Cooper Morski, Steve grew up with his brother Jim in the Detroit area. He graduated from St. Mary’s of Redford High School in 1967 and attended college at Ferris State before enlisting in the USAF.
While stationed in Denver, he met Kathryn Williams and the couple married in 1971. They lived first in Detroit and moved to Stonington in 1976.
Steven worked as a mechanic, a sawyer, a realtor, and found his calling in title insurance. He took over Upper Peninsula Title and Abstract, where his integrity and attention to detail made him a man frequently called “the best title man in the UP.” After closing the business in 2002, he worked for Bay Title and Abstract until his death.
A past member and president of Escanaba Rotary and past member of the Delta County Ambassadors, he was active in Delta Folks during its lifetime, and with them ran the gate for the annual festival of the Hiawatha Music Coop in Marquette for thirty years. He was a rock and roll drummer and strum-along guitarist, and staunch supporter of and participant in the family musical group ‘SKI. His voice was a favorite with ‘SKI and at local cabarets.
Steven delighted in his family and friends and displayed hospitality in all circumstances. He loved working on “More Skies Ranch” and feeding the birds as well as playing with his granddaughters. He was a Detroit sports fan, even when it hurt. Steven’s love of people created a family of the heart that extends across the country.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn, his children Brian (Kayla Reynolds) Morski and Caitlin (Corey) Kirchenwitz, granddaughters Menolly, Amalia, and Marryn; Ariah and Rylin (Rick and Jessie White); brother Jim (Ann Deskavich) of Livonia, Michigan, brother-in-law Kip (Catherine Doyle) Williams of Pittsford, New York, and sisters-in-law Martha Nichols of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Givhan Williams (Omar White) of Olympia, Washington; nieces Liberty Nichols (Eli) ImMasche, Bonnie Nichols, Verity Swaney, Sarah Williams, Leah Morski Curtis, Elizabeth (Peter) Miller, and nephews James (Kim) Morski and Joe (Cheryl) Morski, as well as wonderful cousins. The many young people who became family over the years are much loved and too numerous to name here.
A memorial celebration will be held at the Farmer’s Market in Escanaba on September 10 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friends who loved him are welcome to attend. Burial of the ashes will follow at the family home.
Donations may be made to the family. Skradski Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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