On June 28, 2021, Steven Harry O’Konski, loving husband and father of two, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family at the age of 63.
Steven was born on July 26, 1957 in Stanley, Wisconsin, to Edmund and Jeanette (Busch) O’Konski. Steve grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. He spent his summers in Owen, WI from the age of eight, helping his grandparents and later Uncle Donald on the dairy farm. He eventually took this farm over and worked it until it was sold in 2019. Owen is where he met the love of his life Renae (Frost) O’Konski. They married on August 22, 1981 in Withee, Wisconsin. Steve and Renae were blessed with two children, a son, Jay and daughter, Devon.
A lifelong dairy farmer, Steven enjoyed playing softball, bowling, and taking family vacations. In the later years he cheered on his children as they participated in high school sports and took to the softball field in the summer. Most recently, his grandchildren brought him the most joy. He also enjoyed attending Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Steve was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.
Steven is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Renae O’Konski. He is fondly remembered by his two children Jay (Patricia) O’Konski of De Pere, WI, and Devon O’Konski of Owen, WI; three young grandchildren: Callan O’Konski, Ryan O’Konski, and Grayson Stargardt; three sisters: Sandra (Deb) O’Konski, Sharon (William) McKee, and Sue O’Konski. He is further survived by his mother in-law: Joan Frost, brother in- law Mark (Cherrie) Frost; and many nieces and nephews.
Steven is preceded in death by his father Edmund, mother Jeanette, his uncle Donald O’Konski and father in-law Thorvald Frost.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Family and friends can watch the service live on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.
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