In Memory

Steven Jurasewicz - Class Of 1973

Steven Jurasewicz

Steven J. Jurasewicz, age 65 of Kenosha, passed away unexpectedly (but peacefully) on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Steve was born on September 6, 1955, son of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (nee Eichler) Jurasewicz.  He was a 1973 graduate of St. Joseph High School and continued his education at the University of WI – Parkside in Business Management.

In 1978, Steve met his future bride, Diane (nee Stephan) on his and his father’s Christmas tree sales lot. They were married on November 6, 1982, at St. Mary Catholic Church – a date settled on to fit between Steve’s duck hunting and deer hunting. In their 38 years of marriage, they enjoyed trips to St. Marten, Florida, Mexico, and Aruba, and several scenic vacations to Minocqua and across Northern Wisconsin. In his early years, he and his friends played in the city softball league. Steve joined many of those same friends on their annual snowmobiling trip to St. Germaine, WI.

After working a few years with Frost Company of Kenosha, Steve began his own decades-long landscape business that included residential and commercial projects and snow plowing. At the time of his death, he was employed with Kenosha Grounds Care (Sebert Landscape) in Pleasant Prairie. But it was selling Christmas trees and firewood where he was most passionate, genuinely appreciating the connection to his customers year after year.

Steve was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and especially fishing – carefully selecting his lures and poles, finding that perfect “hot spot” on inland lakes, and simply relaxing once he cast his lines to reel in that prized bluegill.

Steve was sincerely grateful for his many friends of Bill W. Since 1985, he valued their time spent together, their kindness, and the stories (!) they shared. Most of all, he treasured their loyal bond of friendship.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; step-mother, Alice Jurasewicz of Kenosha, WI; brother, Michael (Carla) Jurasewicz of Neenah, WI; sister, Ann Jurasewicz of Racine, WI; cousin, Lisa (John) Robin-Bennett of Honey Creek, WI; cousin, Lee Robin of Union Grove, WI; brothers-in-law, James (Barb) of Waukesha, WI and Thomas (Sheila Miskowski) Stephan of Oconomowoc, WI; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Michael) Rolens, of New Baden, IL and Kathy (Jeff) Stapleton of Cottage Grove, WI; Nephews, Timothy Jurasewicz of Wauwatosa, WI; Matthew (Kelly) Jurasewicz of Oregon, WI; Adam (Marie) Stapleton of Sun Prairie, WI; Jonathan (AJ) Rolens of Michigan; Nieces, Colleen (Bob) Thill of Sheboygan, WI; Suzanne (Dylan) Anderson of Cottage Grove, WI; Melissa (David) Faught and several great-nephews and nieces.