Steven Riege, 54 Sept. 20, 1957 — Oct. 21, 2011

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, October 27, 2011

Steven Riege, 54
Sept. 20, 1957 — Oct. 21, 2011

Steven B. Riege, 54, of Cassopolis, passed away, after an illness on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Lakeland Community


Hospital in Niles.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1957, in South Bend to the late Leo and Lillian (Benjamin) Riege.
On Aug. 2, 1994, Steven married Dona Norris-Gravit at a ceremony in South Bend. Steven was an electrician most of his life but spent his early years farming. Steven had many interest including hunting, arm wrestling tournaments and watching the Indy 500. Steven could also be found in his garage where he spent many hours working on cars and fixing about anything. Mostly, Steven enjoyed being with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Terry, Greg and Tony Riege; a sister, Patricia Radics; and a stepson, Gary Gravit Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Dona Riege of Cassopolis; a daughter, Brandi Riege of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son, Jason Riege of Bakersfield; a stepson, Kelly Gravit of Cassopolis; two stepdaughters Tracy (Ty) Carter of Niles and Katey Gravit of Henderson, Nev.; three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Pam Riege of Cassopolis and Debbie (Gordon) Warner of Sister Lakes; and a brother, Jerome Riege of Cassopolis, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
An open house visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. and will conclude with a celebration of Steven’s life at 4 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 521 E. Main Street in Niles.
Memorial contributions may be made in Steven’s memory to March of Dimes.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.