Steven Schuitema

August 24, 1960 ~
November 19, 2021

Steven Douglas Schuitema, 61, of Grandville, passed away unexpectedly and went to be with his Lord on Friday, November 19, 2021. Steve was a loving father, grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed riding and caring for his Harley-Davidson, spending time outdoors, fishing, and yard work. Steve was a hard worker and had a huge heart for his friends and family. He will be dearly missed by Calvin University Building Services. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Schuitema. Steve will be lovingly remembered by his children, Shelley Ypma, Katelyn and Derek Wellman, Travis and Tiffany Schuitema; grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Joshua, Stella, Lincoln, and Winston; father, James Schuitema; siblings, Cathy and Mike Atwood, Daniel and Tamara Schuitema; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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December 01, 2021 4:52pm
I had the absolute privilege of being a student worker on Steve's summer team a few years back. He always made sure we were cared for and always checked in with us. He always knew where to find extra popsicles for us since working in the dorms was so hot! He'd encourage us to rest when we needed it, and often took the hardest jobs for himself. Everyone who got to encounter Steve is better because of it. He will be so dearly missed. Praying for his family during this time.

- Abby Vedders

November 27, 2021 10:37am
Steve was a great neighbor and friend for many years. He will be remembered for the loving and caring person he was. So very sorry for the loss of your Son, brother, father, cousin, uncle, and friend. Covering you all in prayer for peace and comfort. 🙏🏼❤️

- Mary Kleinjans

November 24, 2021 2:36pm
So sorry for your sudden loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Steve will be missed on Calvin's campus!

- Kristi & Jim Potter

November 24, 2021 10:20am
Praying for Steve’s family. He will be missed. Steve worked with me at Calvin and when he worked evenings in the Fieldhouse, he often dropped by my office to check in most evenings. He was kind and caring. He had a strong work ethic and took pride in his work. He always had encouraging words or a funny joke to share when he dropped by my office. He loved his children and spoke about them often. I’ll miss him but I’m comforted knowing that he’s dancing in heaven now. Warmly, Dr. Champion

- Laura Champion

November 24, 2021 9:07am
You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find comfort in the good memories of your Dad. Praying for you and your family.

- Nicole Weemhoff- Rinzema




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