Steven Van Oost

Steven Douglas Van Oost Sr.

Saturday, November 19th, 1949 - Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Steven Douglas Van Oost Sr., age 70, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, to be with his LORD and SAVIOR on Thursday, February 20,2020, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. He was born November 19, 1949 in Grand Rapids, MI to Jacob and Jessie (Syswerda) Van Oost. He was a 1968 graduate of Caledonia High School. He married his best friend and soulmate, Elaine Marie Stevens in April of 1969. He proudly served our country in the United States Army with the 54th Signal Battalion in Vietnam and 34th Signal Battalion in Germany. He worked and retired from Michigan Bell (Ameritech, SBC Global). After retirement, he worked for the ACI team in Grand Rapids.

He is survived by his wife Elaine (Stevens) Van Oost, sons; Steven Douglas II and Dale (Linda) Van Oost, grandchildren; Stephanie, Nicholas, Megan and Brandon, sister Jan (Denny) Crum, brother James Van Oost, mother in law Marie (Stevens) Dennie, brother in laws; Roy Stevens and Jerry Stevens, cousin from Sweden Tobias Kvant, many nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his United States Army Brothers, specifically George (Deb) Lewis and Bill (Linda) Harrison. Special acknowledgement to Shaun (Amanda) Donigan.

He is preceded in HEAVEN by his parents Jake & Jessie Van Oost, brother Dale J. Van Oost, father in laws Thomas Stevens and Howard Dennie, sister in law Jan Stevens, nephews; Tommy Stevens and Shane Stevens and cousin from Sweden Tony Kvant. Special acknowledge to Mary Ellen with Steven Douglas III.
He enjoyed and was passionate about his wife and soulmate, family, golfing, camping, trail riding, boating, fishing, hunting, road trips, nature, laughing, joking, storytelling and music. Above all, he experienced his greatest joy with spending time with his wife and grandchildren on adventures throughout the State of Michigan and their travels.

He was very proud to be able to give back to those in need with critical medical conditions by donating his blood, platelets and plasma, in excess of fourteen (14) gallons, to the West Michigan Blood organization.
Special thank you from the family to the staff of the Lettinga Inpatient Cancer Center (Fifth Floor) at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus for their amazing care and compassion that they provided.
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Love and hugs: Adam, Terra, Caleb, & Oliver Osman

Posted at 06:10am
We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was an amazing friend and neighbor, we will miss him so much! We are praying for your peace and comfort.
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Gary & Pat Anderson

Posted at 11:15pm
Deepest Sympathy to the VanOost family and especially Elaine and boys . Memories of Steve and Elaine in Canadian Lakes and many visits talking Ma bell , Nam and life in general . Give Tully a hug from us and play your game with him Steve , he missed you , Pat and Gary Anderson

The Dennies

Posted at 03:39pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Dennie Kids: Jane, Ruth, Paul, Dale, Marva, Joann and Jerry.
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Emily VanOost

Posted at 10:34pm
We will sure miss you! Emily Van Oost, The Gowans family, Dave, Kate, Ben and Lucy. Alice Stout and Gene Stout
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Posted at 07:20pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you.
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