Stephen Edward Corps, age 71 of Afton, passed away at his home on November 7, 2017.
Steve was born on March 26, 1946 in Bedford, Indiana, to Clarence and Ruegenia Corps. He grew up in Inkster, MI, and went to Cherryhill High School in the class of 1964. Steve served in the Army from 1971 to 1973, and worked for the Ford Motor Company at the Livonia Transmission Plant for 41 years. It was during this time he met his wife to be, Catherine Woodside, and the two were wed in Plymouth, MI on June 26, 1994. Upon retirement in 2007, he and Cathy made their home in Afton in Northern Michigan. They also wintered in Bushnell, Florida, where they made many friends. Steve loved to ride his motorcycles and work on his hot rods. He was honest, knowledgeable, full of good advice, strong-willed, hard-working, a great guy to know, and a fighter ‘til the end. His family and friends will all miss him dearly.
Steve is survived by his wife of 33 years, Catherine Jane (Woodside) Corps; children Lisa Rose, Stacey (Juan) Pardo, Stephen (Jessica) Daniel, Michael (Kathleen) Corps, and Todd (Sarah) Corps; grandchildren Trevor Kendrick, Sarah Daniel, Evan Pardo, Emily Daniel, Candace Walker, Blake Campbell, Addelle Corps, Eve Corps, Brayden Sebra, Jenna Corps, and Nathan Corps; his two dogs Jasper and Buster; and many beloved friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruegenia (Weisenfelder) Corps; and sister Linda Thomas.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial donations may be made to the family for future designation at P.O. Box 38, Afton, MI 49705. Donations may also be made to Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders at 5501 S. U.S. 131, Petoskey, MI 49770.
The family would like to thank the Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders for all of the kindness and support that was given to Steve and his family.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.