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Stephen Michael DeCoster

January 18, 1947 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 72)

Obituary

Steve was born in Moline, Illinois, January 18, 1947 to Julius and Mary DeCoster. He graduated from Moline High School in 1965 with many athletic and academic honors. He then attended the University of Illinois, Champagne graduating with a degree in architecture. Upon Graduation he moved with his wife Rita (McCarthy) and baby daughter Kristin to Minnesota, where became a licensed architect. He worked for many prominent architectural firms and taught at Minneapolis Community College. In 1987 he married Roxanne (Baum) and in 1995 he began his own architecture and design firm, DeCoster & DeCoster, Inc. His exceptional talent earned him many accolades and awards for his designs. He loved his work, especially his involvement in educational facilities, and the many wonderful people he worked with along the way.

Steve enjoyed and excelled in many aspects of his life: Home and cabin improvement projects, gardening, cooking, painting, coaching, traveling, golfing, boating, fishing, and hunting, among others. But his first love was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He shared, he celebrated, he taught, he counseled, he coached, he supported, and he deeply loved them all.

Steve is survived by his wife, Roxanne, brothers Richard DeCoster(Vicky) and John DeCoster (Ann); children, Kristin Vlasak (Dan), Elisa Holzhueter (Tim), Brian DeCoster (Crystal), Michael DeCoster (Valerie), Gretchen Baum (Coby Bracy), Heidi May, and 19 grandchildren.

Steve will be remembered as an intelligent, witty, charming, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He lived life to the fullest and was loved by so many.


SERVICES
Visitation

Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Roseville Memorial Chapel
2245 North Hamline Avenue
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Memorial Service

Sunday, March 24, 2019
3:00 PM

Roseville Memorial Chapel
2245 North Hamline Avenue
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Visitation

Sunday, March 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Roseville Memorial Chapel
2245 North Hamline Avenue
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

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