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In Memory of

Steven Mark Bratschi

April 28, 1957 - November 27, 2016

Obituary


Steven Mark Bratschi, age 59, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at home. Ever the jokester, Steve was known to lovingly tease and pick on the people he loved. His sense of humor and kind heart will be missed by all.

Steve was born April 28, 1957 in Traverse City to Clark and Lois (Duell) Bratschi. He attended Elk Rapids Schools, graduating in 1976. On February 17, 1978, Steve married Sandra Kay Magee in Bellaire, where they made their home and raised their family.

He had a passion for Special Olympics, working as...

Steven Mark Bratschi, age 59, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at home. Ever the jokester, Steve was known to lovingly tease and pick on the people he loved. His sense of humor and kind heart will be missed by all.

Steve was born April 28, 1957 in Traverse City to Clark and Lois (Duell) Bratschi. He attended Elk Rapids Schools, graduating in 1976. On February 17, 1978, Steve married Sandra Kay Magee in Bellaire, where they made their home and raised their family.

He had a passion for Special Olympics, working as the Director of Area 2 of Northern Michigan and devoting his time encouraging his son, Steven, and countless other children in their endeavors with Special Olympics. He loved coaching basketball, soccer and skiing, woodworking, but most of all, he loved his family and spending time with them.

Dedicating himself to his work for the County and residents of Antrim, Steve worked as a deputy for Antrim County. He left for a brief time to work as an office manager for Petrolane. He finished his career back with Antrim County as the 911 Director. He was very proud of his work and proud to serve his community

Steve is survived by his mother, Lois Bratschi; wife, Sandra (Magee) Bratschi; son, Steven Bratschi; stepson Larry (Chris) Flynn, Stepdaughters Patty Donahue and Tammy Sundberg; brothers Bruce (Ellen) Bratschi and Greg (Jenny) Bratschi; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Clark Bratschi and a brother, Kevin Bratschi.

Visitation will be held at Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 5, 2106 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. A burial service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions in Steve's memory can be made to Special Olympics Area 2 of Northern Michigan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.