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STONINGTON — Steven Michael Morski, 73, of Stonington will be sadly missed by his wide circle of friends and family. He died of a heart attack on August 18, 2022 at OSF St Francis Hospital.

Born April 9, 1949 in Royal Oak, the first son of Cashimer and Mary Rose Cooper Morski, Steve grew up with his brother Jim in the Detroit area. He graduated from St. Mary’s of Redford High School in 1967 and attended Ferris State University before enlisting in the USAF.

While stationed in Denver he met Kathryn Williams and the couple married in 1971. They first lived in Detroit and moved to Stonington in 1976.

Steven worked as a mechanic, sawyer, realtor and found his calling in title insurance. He took over Upper Peninsula Title and Abstract, where his integrity and attention to detail made him a man frequently referred to “the best title of the UP” After closing the business in 2002, he worked for Bay Title and Abstract until his death.

A former member and president of Escanaba Rotary and a former member of the Delta County Ambassadors, he was active with Delta Folks during his life and led the gate with them to the annual Hiawatha Music Coop festival in Marquette during 30 years. He was a rock and roll drummer and strumming guitarist, and an avid supporter and participant of the family musical group ‘SKI. Her voice was one of the favorites of ‘SKI and local cabarets.

Steven rejoiced in his family and friends and showed hospitality in all circumstances. He liked to work on “More Sky Ranch” and feed the birds while playing with her granddaughters. He was a Detroit sports fan, even when it hurt. Steven’s love for people has created a loving family that spans the country.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn, his children Brian (Kayla Reynolds) Morski and Caitlin (Corey) Kirchenwitz, his granddaughters Menolly, Amalia and Marryn, Ariah and Rylin (Rick and Jessie White); brother Jim (Ann Deskavich) of Livonia, Michigan, brother-in-law Kip (Catherine Doyle) Williams of Pittsford, New York, and sisters-in-law Martha Nichols of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Givhan Williams (Omar White) of Olympia, Washington; nieces Liberty Nichols (Eli) ImMasche, Bonnie Nichols, Verity Swaney, Sarah Williams, Leah Morski Curtis, Elizabeth (Peter) Miller and nephews James (Kim) Morski and Joe (Cheryl) Morski, plus wonderful cousins. The many young people who have become family over the years are much loved and too numerous to name here.

A memorial celebration will be held at the Escanaba Farmer’s Market on September 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Friends who loved him are welcome.

Donations can be made to the family.

Corina C. Butler