Stephanie Viau

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died August 24, 2005

Stephanie Marie Viau, age 22, of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and formerly of Rapid River and Gladstone died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, August 30th, 2005 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, Michigan.
Stephanie was born April 11th, 1983 at St Francis Hospital, the daughter of James J. Viau and the former Kathy A. DeHooghe and was raised in the Rapid River area. She attended the Gladstone School System and was a 2001 graduate of the Gladstone High School where she was continually listed on the academic honor roll.

2 Tributes for “Stephanie Viau

    Looking back, I remember Steph and the memories that we made; laughs that were shared. But looking forward, I will never forget just how those simple, then maybe insignificant memories have now tought me to cherish all that I hold dear and to know that, with all things in life, tomorrow is not promised. I will try not to grieve with tears, though it is hard and I am angry; but instead let my smile reflect the memories. :o) Steph, you were a “one of kind” friend and just know that you will be greatly missed but never, ever forgotten. And to her family, you are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and keep you close.
    Katie Sjogren
    Gladstone, MI

    Jim, Kathy, and family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Carrie (Green) Youngs
    Gladstone, MI

    Steph is such a beautiful spirit. I am honored to have known her and seen her kindness first hand. She was always there with a friendly smile and did not mind it a bit that I called her “little girl”.

    Both Doug and I send our condolences at this time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Deb and Doug Lindamood
    Brookston, MN

    Words can not express the sadness that you and your family are experiencing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Take care.

    All of our love,

    Aimee, Patrick, Annie, Orion and Alexander
    Milan, MI

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

    John and Kathy Filoramo
    Escanaba, MI

    Jim, Kathy and families,
    I was so sorry to hear about Steph. kathy, you had just told me not so long ago how she was doing. I know these will be very hard times for you. My schedule didn’t permit me to visit with you today, but please know you are all in my prayers.

    God bless you in these hard times.

    Anne Mc
    Escanaba, MI

    Jim & family.

    I am so VERY sorry for your loss. I have never forgotten “Stephers” smile and her sweet giggles. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

    Cindy Yoder (Pam Bloss’s Mother)
    Middlebury, IN

    Kathy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Steph. Dan and I just wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers. I hope that you recieve the strength to get through these hard times. You are in our thoughts and hearts.

    Ashley Bricker (Berg)
    Tucson, AZ

    Jim & Linda, Kathy and family,

    Our condolences to you and all who are affected by her passing. She was a great girl, always smiling. In this time of sorrow, even though she was only on this earth for a short time her soul lives on forever.
    With sympathy and prayer

    Jackie & Terry
    Orange Park, FL

    Steph was such a happy, outgoing, and positive person. Her presence was always upbeat and her optimistic view on life was contageous. I believe that she was an inspiration for us all to be better people. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Nikki Weddig
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter, Stephanie.

    James and Eugenia Chapekis
    Escanaba, MI

    Jim, Kathy, Jennifer & Natalie,

    Please accept Dean and my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your daughter and sister Stephanie. I pray that all of our prayers and God’s love will help and give you strength while going thru this heartbreaking time.

    Lois Wallarab
    Rock Island, IL

    Steph and I were good friends in high school. I have spent many great times at both her mother’s and father’s homes. As we leave school and venture out on our own, we often lose touch with those that we had such wonderful times with. But, I will always have Steph in my thoughts and memories.

    Mandy Rousseau
    Gladstone, MI

    Jim, Kathy, Jennifer and Natalie,

    In the quiet moments, whent the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and the beauty of precios memories be your comfort. You are held in gentle thought and prayer. May His peace abide in you.

    Escanaba, MI

    Steph and I had many good times in high school and I’ve been looking through pictures of us being typical crazy high school kids. She was a great friend and I will miss her a lot.
    I love you, Steph, I will never forget the fun times we had together. Thank you for the great memories.

    Courtney Lagina
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Kathy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter Stephanie. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this difficult time.

    Trudy Broman
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Kathy Jim and family,

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time as we well know the hell you’re feeling. May God keep you strong, lean on him. We’ll be in touch, if you need me to talk to, I’m a phone call away.
    This isn’t how things are suppose to be, we are to go first.

    God be with you

    Jan & Roy Bernson
    Gladstone, MI

    Jim-Kathy and family

    We are so sorry to hear this news. Our condolences and sympathies go out to all of you at this very sad time.

    Mark and Mary Malnor
    Rapid River, MI

    Jim, Kathy, Jennifer and Natalie –

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Stephanie. Please know that I’ll be thinking of you and praying for your family during this difficult time. I will always remember the fun times I had babysitting the girls. It was always a treat to hang with them. Again, I’m so sorry.

    Monica Moreau
    Green Bay, WI

    I will always remember Stephanie for her many pizza orders….put it on my Dad’s bill:-))
    It was good to see her recently, she seemed so happy of becoming a mother.
    As a parent of grown children, knowing of the concerns of their well-being; Jim and Kathy my heart is heavy for you. Jennifer and Natalie you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gladstone, MI

    Today 2/21/21-I was thinking of all my friends that are not with me now in my forties. My thoughts drifted back to Steph and was very thankful to the family for providing this space online. Thank you. I met Steph the summer she graduated from high school through a mutual friend Steven Brett Klinger. She was Beaming with light and very unique, not your average young woman. We dated briefly during the last 6 months of 2003, she was the first woman I bought a cell phone for her safety. After we broke up we kept in touch a bit, I moved to the Redwoods to go to college and she started a family. I was invited to the funeral by Kathy and will never forget the beautiful arrangements, the bonfires at the home, the grieving, the hugs, the tears, the friendship. I see why she was so special. Because she came from a very very special family. I flew home 2 days after the service and have never returned to that part of the U.S.. God be with you all, much love. I be Steph’s son is so big now!!!! a little grown man I bet.

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