Steven D. Powell

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Steven D. Powell

October 02, 1972 - October 08, 2018

Steven D. Powell, 46, Tipton, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor in Tipton. Steve was born in Tipton on Oct. 2, 1972, to Rex A. and Jo Anna (Weber) Powell. On Sept. 12, 1998, he married Shelly L. Marusik, and she survives. Steve had lived in Milwaukee from 1997 to 2000.
Steve was a quality control supervisor at Chrysler and had worked there 18 years. He also worked for Indiana Bikecab. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Moose Lodge, Elks and the Knights of Columbus. Steve graduated from Tipton High School in 1991 and Purdue University in 1995 and played football for the Boilermakers. He was a member of the John Purdue Club.
Biking, weight-lifting and football were his passions. He had also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Steve had coached track and field and football at Tipton High School and was very youth-oriented. He had been a member of the Tipton Community Theater.
Survivors besides his wife, Shelly, including three children, Michael and wife Anne, Kokomo, and Madison and Andrew Powell, both at home; three grandchildren, Zakk, Jillian and Adeline; his parents, Jo Anna Powell, Tipton, and Rex Powell and wife Nancy, Atlanta; two brothers, Don Powell and wife Kirsten, Frankfort, Illinois, and Thomas Powell and wife Donna, Lenexa, Kansas; four stepsisters, Stephanie Dell and husband Kyle, Janelle Bradford and husband Travis, Tia Ley and Cindy Mills.
Steve is also survived by his extended family, sister-in-law, Beth Marusik and husband Tim; Shelly's grandmother, Rosemary Marusik; aunts and uncles, Mindy Overdorf and husband Bruce, Denny Weber and wife Janet, Joey Marusik and wife Bethany and Anne Westfahl and husband Dennis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louie and Helen Weber, Luther and Margaret Powell, and Shelly's grandfather, Joe Marusik.
The funeral Mass for Steve will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 335 Mill St., Tipton, with the Rev. Dennis Goth presiding, and burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, also at the church, with a wake service starting at 7 p.m. and Rosary to follow. Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Steve's memory may be made to an education fund for his children in care of Encompass Credit Union, 201 N. Main St., Tipton, IN 46072.
Published on October 9, 2018
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9 posts

Susan Petty
Oct 11, 2018
I remember him visiting his grandmother Margaret at the Sr. Of St Joseph. In Tipton where I was a housekeeper at that time. Very nice young man..my condolences to the family.
Rich Ostriker
Oct 10, 2018
I met Steve for the first time at a golf outing at the Spring Football game many years ago. I played in the early 70's, so we really had no connection other than Purdue. I am amazed at how lose I got to this wonderful man. He was outgoing, and always remembered me when he saw me.

I was devastated at his announcement that he had brain cancer, but as usual he approached the situation head-on with a can do attitude.

I always enjoyed seeing him, and I hope his family will remember the good times in this trying time. I lost my brother to colon cancer at 45, so I have some idea of what you are going through.

Please accept my sincere condolences. I feel we have suffered a great loss in
... the Purdue Family. Rest easy, Big Steve!!Read more
Paul Olsen
Oct 10, 2018
Steve and I lifted together at the YMCA in Kokomo, before he went to Milwaukee (Cudahy, WI). I worked with him at KTP and then we hired him at KCP. He was a great friend, very encouraging and upbeat, thorough and thoughtful as an employee, and very caring. He is a Gem that will be missed greatly! God bless Steve and his family!
Terri and Kim Keisler
Oct 10, 2018
Rex, Nancy, and Family,
Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard Parks
Oct 10, 2018
Going to miss us golfing buddy, rest easy and ride high my friend.
Janice Irwin
Oct 09, 2018
My Son-in-Law Steve was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and a hand open wide to help. I knew my Daughter Shelly was blessed to have Steve in her life and the Father of their children who he cherished. He will be greatly missed by all who Loved him so dearly.
Aaron Preiss
Oct 09, 2018
I got to know Steve very well while we both worked at the YMCA in Cudahy Wisconsin.....He was a great friend and co worker while we worked together....He will be truly truly missed.....I cant believe that hes gone.....god bless you Steve and God bless the rest of his family
Jim Rawls
Oct 09, 2018
He was my supervisor years ago.He was a great man
Jim Rawls
Oct 09, 2018
Steve was my supervisor years ago.He was a great man.