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Steven Anthony Geer, 62, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2017 at home in Traverse City.
Steve is survived by his beloved partner, Julie Clynes; children, Meghan (Nathan) von der Embse, of Tampa, Florida, Lyndsey (Andrew) Graham, of Lowell, and Aaron (Summer) Geer, of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Taylor, Leah and Hadley Graham and Quintin and Ava von der Embse; and dear Sarah Hoxie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Marguerite Geer; and grandparents, Lena and Joseph Patenaude, George Geer and Ruth and Anthony Eikey.
Born in Traverse City on Feb. 10, 1955, Steve was a graduate of St. Francis High School.
He was always handy and worked in construction for much of his life. Steve also worked for the Bay Area Transportation Authority.
Quite a guitar player, some of Steve's best times were playing music with friends. He was a keen political satirist, a Detroit Tigers fan and loved to make people laugh. He enjoyed camping, cooking and the Upper Peninsula. Most of all, he loved his children and grandchildren.
Steve's family expresses gratitude to all his medical care providers who served him with compassion, dignity and joy. Special thanks are given to the Munson Dialysis Center.
A memorial service will be held at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org or Special Olympics at specialolympics.org.
Please share your thoughts and memories with Steve's family by visiting his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on February 10, 2018
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