Steven Christopher Athens

Steven Christopher Athens

Steven Christopher Athens

Steven Christopher Athens, age 41, of Eldorado, Wisconsin died Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation will be 12 Noon until the time of service on Sunday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.

Stevie was born February 19, 1976 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Steven P. and Jill M. (Tinder) Athens. He attended South Beloit High School before graduating from Beloit Catholic High School in 1994. Steven was employed by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation/Oshkosh Defense where he proudly built vehicles that protect our troops overseas.

Stevie enjoyed time spent with his family and friends, ice fishing, camping, his yearly hunting trips to Augusta, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan much to the disbelief of his Wisconsin buddies. Stevie will be sorely missed by all.

Survivors include his son, Christian Athens of Berlin, WI; daughter, Madilyn Athens of Berlin, WI; son, Zachary Baker of South Beloit, IL; step-daughter, Samantha Frey of Platteville, WI; parents: Steven and Jill Athens of Arkdale, WI; brother, Kyle Athens of Beloit, WI; brother, Trevor Athens of Arkdale, WI; sister, Sarrah (Gregory) Johnson of Arkdale, WI; nephew, Dane Athens of Beloit, WI; nephew, Ashton Johnson of Arkdale, WI; nephew, Jacob Johnson of Arkdale, WI; niece, Gracie Johnson of Arkdale, WI; niece, Melody Johnson of Arkdale, WI; and niece, Abigail Johnson of Arkdale, WI. He was further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He was especially close to his, Uncle Dan Tinder, and Uncle James Tinder.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information. Nekoosa Floral and Gifts is assisting with the floral arrangements.

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  1. Mike Piccione says:

    Jill and Steve- I don’t have the words to express how we feel for your loss
    We can only pray that you all can get thru this rough time.
    Mike and Lenore Piccione

  2. Mandi Garber says:

    I want send my prayers out to the Athens and tinder family, so very sry for ur loss he will be missed by many..

  3. Sal and Susie Gomez says:

    Steve and Jill~
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest sympathies and prayers!!

  4. Jan Quigley says:

    Jill and Steve – I wish to offer my most sincere sympathy in the loss of your Son. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friends.

  5. Troy King says:

    I’m sorry for the loss you have suffered. My thoughts are with you at this time. Especially the kids.

  6. Sherry King says:

    sincere condolence to all of you at this time my prayers are with you

  7. Sherry King says:

    Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you

  8. Gary, Rochelle, Jasmine and Kaleb says:

    So sorry for your loss, thinking of all of you!! Your in our prayers!

  9. Stephanie Craig Scott says:

    I’m sorry to the Athens family. I went to school with him. My prayers go out to the whole family

  10. Renne Pinson says:

    Trevor and Family, You have my sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Steve. I find it hard to express how truly upset you must be…you have my prayers for continued strength.

  11. Sandi (Conway) Nash says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers

  12. Julia Spade says:

    So sorry for your loss. Steve was a great co-worker and an all around great guy he will be missed around oshkosh corp.
    Rip Steve

  13. Peggy Mielke Kaehn says:

    So sorry for your loss. May all of your wonderful memories help you in this time of sorrow God Bless You.

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  15. Diana hill says:

    How I hurt inside for you God bless you Steve and Jill I can’t stop thinking of you and your family

  16. Stacy Monroe Christianson says:

    So so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember our time as kids in the old neighborhood. Rest in Paradise my friend. You will be thought of often and missed dearly.

  17. Debbie Woods says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was family and friends. We had something in common that we talked about often…. We were both Bear’s fans.. R.I.P. Steve. I will miss you 🙁

  18. Siusan Brown says:

    Jill and Steve and Family. Brian and I are so sorry to hear about Stevie. Please take care…

  19. Ej Pfeiffer says:

    Jill and steve so sorry for your loss he was a great guy and friend R.I.P steve

  20. Cathy and Mike Murphy says:

    Jill and Steve, so sorry to heat about your son. Our hearts break for your family. We will pray for love and strength to get you through. I hope you feel the hugs from all of us here in South Beloit❤️

  21. Stephanie Lambert says:

    Jill and Steve my deepest condolences at such a sorrowful time. There are no words that will help ease the pain but know he was well loved and will be sorely missed.

  22. Alice and Clark Schoonover says:

    Jill and Steve, Stevie’s passing has affected South Beloit tremendously. He truly will be missed. Please know we will keep you all in our hearts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy.

  23. Kristie Glass Mendiville says:

    I am in utter disbelief. My family and I want to extend our condolences to you and your family at this terrible time. I still remember the Kristie 5 shirt he got me for my 5th bday and all the fun we had with Jenny and Neil.

  24. Leslie knox says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful son. I have no words that can express how sad I am for you and your family. Take care of your selves during this time. Leslie knox (bill Doran company )

  25. Sandy Messenger says:

    My sincere condolences Jill and Steve. I’m so sorry for the grief you are going through, my heart breaks for your entire family. Stevie will be missed and loved by so many. May God wrap his arms around you and give you the strength you need to get through this.

  26. Pastor Terri Skildum says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord comfort you as only He can. You are in my prayers.

  27. Marilyn Rogers, Adams County Medical Examiner says:

    Jill and Steven- Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. My sincere condolences.