Michael Walter Stephan
Passed away July 6th, after a long battle with cancer, just shy of his 76th birthday.
Mike, always full of ideas, optimism and enthusiastic energy, was surrounded by his loving family to the end. Mike, knowing the time was near, took comfort in Psalm 23 and the knowledge that he would soon meet his Savior, Jesus Christ. Maintaining these qualities that served him well in life, Mike created a legacy in business and road construction lasting more than 60 years. With an undeterred entrepreneurial spirit, his most notable ventures were Stephan & Sons Landscaping and Trucking as well as Land and Cabins. A graduate of West Anchorage High, Mike enjoyed dog mushing, travel, and playing pinochle along with numerous family activities. Known to be extraordinarily helpful and giving to anyone in need, he never met a stranger. He
was a true inspiration and will be missed by many.
Preceded in death by his brother, Pat and father Walt.
Mike is survived by his mother, LaPriel, sister, Susan, brother, Shawn, his daughters, Kimberly, Stacey, Rebecka and Anna, his sons, Michael “Wally”, Walter, Moses, his stepson, Travis and many grandch8ildren, nieces and nephews. Twana Cooper his partner of twenty years provided faithful, loving and constant care.
Memorial service will be on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunny Knik Chapel, Mile 14 Knik Road, Wasilla, followed by fellowship and refreshments.
Pastor Duane Guisinger and Mike’s nephew, Aaron Nolan will be officiating. A family burial was at Angelus Park Cemetery Anchorage.