Steve M. Malnar, age 89, of N1060 Trenary Avenue, Trenary passed away on Saturday evening, August 1, 2009 at Marquette General Hospital.
Steve was born December 18, 1919 in Mathias Township to Antonne and Anne (Stiglich) Malnar. Steve remained a lifelong resident of the area except for the time he spent serving his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Theresa Slambo on August 14, 1946 in Trenary. Steve was a loving father and husband. He was very intelligent, had an entrepreneurial spirit and capable of doing many things. He also enjoyed visiting with people. These were all important character traits as he and Theresa became successful in business as owners of the Mileage Service Station, the Silver Dollar Bar and the Snow Bird Motel. Steve and Theresa were also beautiful dancers.
Steve is survived by:
His daughter, Sharon Theresa (Jerry) Martin of Mont Belvieu, Texas
Sisters-in-law, Marion Malnar of Detroit and Pauline Webber of Trenary
A Special Friend, Millie Delgard of Trenary whom the family extends their gratitude for helping Steve and Theresa over the years
He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa on February 7, 2009, a grandson, James Reamer, his parents, three brothers, Dan, Mike and Tony Malnar and a sister, Ann Malnar.
Graveside services for Steve will be Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 PM at the Trenary Cemetery with Dennis Lancour officiating.
I hadn’t heard about your dad’s death..I am so sorry that you lost both of them so close together. We will miss seeing both of them around..they were Trenary icons.
Jack & I want to extend our sympathies to the family of Steve. He was always such a “character” and so interesting to talk to. We are privileged to be living on the “Slambo” property at Cook’s Lake. Enjoyed dealing with Steve for this piece of land. (He should have been a lawyer for all the information he knew about properties, etc.) Will miss having him around the Trenary area. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jill & Jack Korhonen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Don Sandstrom and Fawn Gies