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Stephen William Coy, 45, of Deer Park, Wisconsin died on Wednesday May 23.Â Steve was born on June 26, 1967 in Salem, Ohio and attended Salem Senior High School (Class 1985).
Steve immediately enlisted and proudly served in the United States Navy for 14 years including a tour of duty in the Gulf War.Â In addition to earning the â€˜Sailor of the Yearâ€™ award, Steve also earned numerous other honors, metals, awards and commendations while serving aboard the USS Nimitz, the USS George Washington, USS John F. Kennedy and USS Whidbey Island Aircraft Carriers.
Steve was a devoted husband and father.Â He furthered his accomplishments by graduating from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a degree in Ultrasound. He also served on the Deer Park Library Board and was an active volunteer at Amery Schools and Pamâ€™s Dance Studio as well as many other community outreaches.Â Â He was an employee at Trader Joes in Woodbury, MN.
He was preceded in death by his brother Daniel Patrick Coy.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife Juli , two sons Sabin and Galen of Deer Park, Wis., his loving mother, Gayle Parker Coy of Hot Springs Village, father Robert Coy and wife, Pat of Salem, Ohio; brother Scott and wife, Megan of Sarasota, Fla, Mother-in-law Dorothy George and husband, Harold of Hot Springs Village. Brothers-in-law Richard Manser and wife, Sarah of Minneapolis, MN, and David Manser and wife, Stephanie of Newport Beach, CA, Sisters-in-law, Elisa Coy of Fort Myers, FL, Lori Lacy and husband, Gary of Sheboygan, WI and Lynn Shovan, Elkhart Lake, WI, many nieces and nephews and dear friends.Â
Services will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, at the Oâ€™Connell Funeral Home in Baldwin, WI.Â A Military Salute in honor of Steve will take place at 7 p.m.
Visitation will take place from 1 - 6 p.m.Â
In lieu of flowers, memorials given will be donated by the family to a suicide prevention organization.Â Also, a college fund has been established in the childrenâ€™s names at Bremer Bank.Â Services are in the care of the Oâ€™Connell Family Funeral Home â€“ Baldwin Chapel: www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com
Family Comments: Steve will be forever missed by his loving family and friends.