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Steven LayLay
February 9, 1974 – February 7, 2017

Steven Lay, age 42 of Monroe, died at 10:52 a.m. in his home after a ten month battle with cancer.

Family and friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. with a birthday celebration at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m Friday. Rev. Bob Kundrat will officiate, followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 9, 1974 in Monroe, he is the son of Eddie J. and Terri (Kundrat) Lay and married Katie M. Spencley on December 17, 2016.

Steven worked for Johnson Controls in Monroe for eight years and was a proud member of U.A.W. Local 723. He was a big fan of all local sports teams, especially the Detroit Tigers, often attending games with family, and the U of M Wolverines. Also, Steven was an avid fantasy football and baseball player. Most of all, he loved being a father to his two daughters, Amanda and Natalie, frequently taking them on wagon rides to the park.

Steven is survived by his wife, Katie; two daughters, Amanda and Natalie Lay of Monroe; his parents, Eddie J. Lay and Terry (Clint) Lay, both of Monroe; one brother, James E. (Liesha) Lay of Monroe; five nieces, Karah Bowman, Marnie Cobb, Claire Lay, Lily Cobb and Elise Cobb, all of Monroe; and two nephews, Cole Bowman and Johnathan Cobb, both of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Trula Lay and George and Eda Kundrat.

Memorial donations on his memory may be made to the family.

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10 Responses to Steven Lay

  • Laura Russow Miller says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Lisa Fidell says:

    Condolences to the family! So sorry for your loss!

  • David A. Mommerency says:

    Of the billions of people that inhabit this planet I was fortunate enough to know Steve. For that I am a better person. He was a man that both had character and was a charactor . Someone you could count on to help you smile when you needed it most. A good man. Cut and dry. Katie, Amanda and Natalie take solice in knowing that Steve had many friends and he will live on in our memories forever. Have hope. Stay strong. Godspeed Steve-O.

  • Kelli Cobb says:

    I cannot put into words what I truly feel. I am saddened, Steve-O as we called him at work was the most gentle, kind and caring person I have ever met. He had so much humor and made alot of my work days better because of who he was. He truly cared about people. I am a better person having known Steve. My heartfelt condolences are with his wife, children, family, friends and all that were blessed to have known him. With Cancer and Steve being sick over the last year, he did things his way. With privacy, courage, strength and dignity. You will be missed my dear friend. See you on the other side.

  • Joey Shinevarre says:

    Prayers to the Lay family.So sad to hear this…Stevie was a great man and he will be missed…

  • Michael Bunge says:

    Wish I could be there for the family. Much love to all, and my thoughts are with you.

  • Maeve Poirier says:

    Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace…..

  • May God be with you and your family and help you to heal and comfort you at this time. I know your pain. Prayers to you and your family.

  • Patsy Turner says:

    Once in your life time if you’re lucky enough to meet that one special person who leaves a lasting impression on you consider yourself blessed. I met that special person and his name was Steve Lay. My precious memories will last a life time. Happy you came into my life and sad you are gone. Prayers for his wife and children.

  • Shelly (Stoneburner) Sheets says:

    To the entire “Lay” family- as a parent of a son of my own, I can’t even begin to phantom the loss of a child. My heart goes out to you, Joe and Terri. My love goes out to you 2 for raising such a great son, brother, husband, father, co-worker and friend. From everything I had read about Steve he was loved and respected by all that knew him.
    I remember Stevie as such a sweet little boy, always playing with his brother, laughing, smiling and so protective of his Mom, Terri. He knew when his dad (Joe) was serious and knew when to stop horsing around, and get his chores done he would without any arguments. You two did an awesome job raising Steve and molding him into the great man he became… kind, loving, caring, compassionate, excellent work ethic and wonderful husband and loving daddy. He took and learned all of the best things that both of you 2 (Joe & Terri) taught him. May Steve’s soul Rest In Peace. And to the rest of us left here to mourn in his loss, take lots of deep breaths and hold it in, until you see him looking down on you smiling, then exhale and smile back up at him.
    We all know he is in a safe place and will never know pain again. It is his family, now who will feel so much pain and emptiness and it will not be easy, even when we know he is in a better place, it’s okay to cry and be angry, don’t feel guilty about it.
    But please don’t let it interfere with the good people you are and keep being that good person you are for all your loved ones sake. Katie, when you miss Steve so much it hurts, hug Amanda and Natalie a little harder (even if they are sleeping). Call me (913)827-2266 even if you have never met me, I will listen, or help in any way I can.
    My sincere heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone that knew Steven Lay.

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