Stanley E. Stepnitz
Stanley E. Stepnitz, age 93, of Decatur, MI passed away Wed. Aug. 26, 2015 in White Oaks Assisted Living in Lawton. Stanley was born April 4, 1922 in Detroit, MI. the son of Albert & Myrtle (Bark) Stepnitz. He received a Bachelors of Science degree from Michigan State University in Chemical Engineering. He was a pilot in the US Army Air Corps in WWII & was in the DC Air National Guard for several years retiring as a LT. Col. He was employed by the Federal Government as a manpower validation specialist. He was a member of VFW Celery City Post # 6248 in Decatur, American Legion in Clinton, Maryland, 9th Air Force Assoc. & Masonic Lodge in Upper Marlboro, MD. Survivors include a daughter Marcia (George) Clements of Decatur & a brother Claire Stepnitz of New Hampshire & several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Inez, parents, sister Eleanor Vliek & two brothers Duane Stepnitz & Don Stepnitz. Cremation has taken place. Graveside Services will be held 11am Fri. Sept. 4th in Lakeside Cemetery Decatur with Rev. Will Christians officiating. Military rites conducted by VWF Celery City Post # 6248 & Am. Legion Post # 309 of Decatur. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Arrangements by Newell Funeral Home Decatur.