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Robert Wayne Stepnitz

Died: Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Age: 64
Robert Wayne Stepnitz, age 64, of Lapeer (previously of Almont) passed away July 7, 2010. He was born September 28, 1947 in Almont, the son of Robert and Mary Louise (Dunbar) Stepnitz.

He graduated from Almont High School in 1965 and then attended Wayne State University. He later graduated from Oakland Community College and also received a certificate in drafting. He worked for Abitibi in Troy for 19 years and then worked at Fabricating Engineers in Davisburg. Later, he did consulting work on his own and was fortunate to have friends like Bob and Jack to help him. Mr. Stepnitz went on and trained for commercial vehicle driving, receiving his CDL in 2006. He drove a truck for Swift Trucking and enjoyed the many sights across the country.

Robert had a special love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. As an avid animal lover, he received an Outstanding Achievement Certificate for dog training. He had his Amateur Radio License and was a member of the Ham Radio Club and Amateur Radio Relay League. He enjoyed traveling and was known for being “pre-punctual.”

He is survived by his son Paul Stepnitz of Lapeer; daughter, Jill Stepnitz of Plainwell; cousins, Dale (Carol) Marsh of Rochester and their 3 children, Patricia (Charles) Buehner of Prescott, AZ and their 2 children, and Shirley (Roy) Wright of Sumpter, SC.

He is preceded in death by his parents, cousins Gladys Marsh, Dorothy Lee, Robert “Jim” Dunbar, William Dunbar and Ethelyn Hodgkins.

A memorial gathering was held Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. with service at 4 p.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont.

An online guestbook is available at www.MuirBrothers.com.
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