Steven Wardwell

1939 ~ 2019

WARDWELL - Steven Edwin Wardwell, age 79, went to his heavenly home Monday, July 29, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Avis Louise Wardwell. Steven is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Wardwell (nee Wilkinson); children, Stephanie Wardwell, Benjamin Burton Wardwell, Gabrial Nicholas (Pamela) Wardwell, Rachel Victoria (Matthew) Gabriele; grandchildren, Morgan Samuel Wardwell-Gaw, Alexander Nicholas Wardwell-Gaw, Hero Elizabeth Wardwell-Gaw, Owen Lennon Wardwell, Ulysses Rea Gabriele; sisters, Jane (Richard) McDonald and Kathleen (David) Kibblehouse. Steven was an ordained minister who served 8 churches for more than 55 years. In addition to pastoring, he was active on Friends of the Library boards, Kiwanis and community choirs in each of the communities. He loved old movies, trivia, and had a passion for music especially opera and Dolly Parton. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday August 7, 2019 at Pilgrim Manor in the chapel, 2000 Leonard Street NE, Grand Rapids. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Steven Edwin Wardwell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Decker Cemetery
Millbrook, Mecosta County, MI,

Memorial Service

AUG 7. 2:00 PM (EDT)

Pilgrim Manor Chapel

2000 Leonard Street NE

Grand Rapids, MI