Steven K. Spencer

July 12, 1977 - September 04, 2021

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Wednesday, September 08, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Wednesday, September 08, 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Steven Kenneth Spencer, 44, of Kendallville died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at his residence.

He was born July 12, 1977, in Kendallville to Kenneth L. Spencer and Shirley (Maxson) Ihrie. His father preceded him in death.

Steve worked for Frontier in Fort Wayne as a network engineer. He was a 1996 graduate of East Noble High School.

Steve served as President of the Board for the East Noble Youth Baseball League and was the bowling coach for East Noble High School and Middle School. He also was President of the Kendallville Bowling Association and scored multiple 300 games in bowling. He enjoyed playing guitar, golfing, and his time as a meat cutter.

Surviving are three sons, Christopher (Abigail) Spencer of Kendallville, Jacob Spencer of Kendallville, and Isaac Spencer of Kendallville; Christopher’s mother, Tricia Hoffelder of Kendallville; Jacob and Isaac’s mother, Melissa (Rauh) Spencer of Kendallville; his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Mike Ihrie of Kendallville; two sisters, Jenny (Huey) White of Kendallville and Nikki (Carl) Spitznaugle of Navarre, Florida; two nephews, Caleb (Caylin Reed) Henschen and Andrew Patrick; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Percy Young officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to ENYBL (East Noble Youth Baseball League).

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Guest Book

Amy Carpenter
September 8th, 2021 10:33pm

Mike, Shirley, and family, I am deeply saddened and grieved by the death of your beloved Steve. I give you my love and prayers as you endure this pain.

Marge (Simmons) Weber
September 8th, 2021 6:45pm

Shirley & family, there are not words to express the sadness I felt when hearing about the loss of your son. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may the wonderful memories you have of him sustain you through this very difficult time, and may you feel God’s comforting arms around you.

Don and Missy Bullock
September 8th, 2021 4:35pm

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was such a kind hearted person who cared for so many. Thoughts and prayers to Shirley, Jenny and family.

Larry & Carol Biggerstaff
September 7th, 2021 9:35pm

Steve was a great neighbor, a kind and gentle man. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Ashley Harper & Sam Lovitt
September 7th, 2021 8:22pm
Fort Wayne

My heart aches for your whole family. I wish sorry was enough to ease the pain, but I know that its not enough. Remember the good times, and let those memories continue to be shared with his children and loved ones. Much love from the Harper-Lovitt family.

Tom and Kim Pippenger
September 7th, 2021 6:22pm
Fort Wayne

Dear Shirley and Mike, Steve's children and other family members, our son told us today about Steve's' passing! We have no words that can adequately console or express our sadness at your loss! We will forever remember Steve as a smiling, happy man, coach and mentor to the children he coached (our grandson being one of them)! Our sincerest sympathy.

Larry E Baker
September 7th, 2021 3:29pm

We were so sad to hear this news. Our love and comfort goes out to all the family. From the Rock-N-Country band.

Barb Ogle
September 7th, 2021 2:17pm
Angola, IN

Shirley, I am so sorry. Sincerely, Barb

Alanna Coffelt
September 7th, 2021 2:00pm
Wolf Lake IN

Dear Shirley and family, I am so very sorry to read of your son's death. There is no pain like losing your child. Since I lost my son I know of your pain and how it changes your life. I am sure you have many people to support you, and I hope you can also feel the support of your friends in Kendallville and at Edward Jones. My love to you. Alanna

Gary and Laura Prine
September 7th, 2021 2:01am
Homosassa, FL

Shirley and Mike- We offer our sincerest condolences and pray GOD gives you all comfort in your grief. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family- With Love, Laura and Gary Prine

Jason Ebert
September 7th, 2021 12:04am
Garrett Indiana

So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. My condolences to his family.

Linda and Roger Jackson
September 6th, 2021 11:42pm

We are so sorry for your loss. May you feel the presence of the Lord round about you giving you strength and comfort during the days ahead.

September 6th, 2021 10:28pm

My heart goes out to you. Praying for the peace and comfort that only the Holy Spirit can give.

Jordan Lawrence
September 6th, 2021 9:43pm

I first met Steve around 2005 through the sons of the VFW. We became Friends and our wife's knew each other too. We enjoyed beers, shuffleboard and good laughs. I helped him remodel his kitchen and other home improvements. I'll miss y0u

Ed and Kitty Miller
September 6th, 2021 4:16pm
Kendallville, In

Shirley and Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray God will help to comfort your family during this difficult time.

Jerry 7 Sandra Campbell
September 6th, 2021 3:08pm

Shirley & family: Sorry to hear about Steve. You have our Sympathy and prayers. Steve and I met at the Bowling Center( of coarse) and became friends over the years. he was a great bowler, I had to struggle to beat him, he was also a good Bowling coach I was glad he took over the EN Bowling team when I stepped away from it. as well as the Bowling Assoc. duties. He was playing a big roll in trying to get the leagues started again after the problems with the center closing. he will be missed by the Bowling Assoc..

Neil and Joyce Bachman
September 6th, 2021 2:52am

Shirley and family, Our deepest sympathies to the family. Praying the comfort of the Holy Spirit and your precious memories will sustain you during this most difficult time.

September 6th, 2021 2:30am

Mary and Rock Blaskie
September 6th, 2021 2:23am

Mike,Shirley and family may God bless you at this difficult time. Steve touched so many lives during his short time with us. I can remember when the kids started bowling and playing baseball so many good times. Sending prayers.

Rachel Phillips
September 6th, 2021 2:09am

You will be missed by so many, you had such a huge impact on so many lives.

Chriss A Willavize
September 6th, 2021 1:27am

You will be very much missed in the community. May GOD welcome you home with open arms. Many prayers to his family! It is not good-bye but until we meet again.

Debra Meyer
September 6th, 2021 1:04am
Navarre Florida

I was blessed to have you in my life only for a short time but your memory will be etched in my heart and soul till the end of my days. Love you to the moon and back.