Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend to everyone passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 24, 2016, age 59. Steve was born December 2, 1956 in Bay City to Bernard E. and Shirley J. (Kotewa) Bouza. He graduated from Bay CityCentralHigh School in 1975 and started working at Consumers Energy J.C. Weadock Plant where he retired from on July 1, 2016 after more than 30 years of dedicated and loyal service. Steve was a gentle man, with a heart of gold and always found a way to help anyone in need. His family was his world and loved them dearly. Steve was often the chauffer for his nieces from school or the driver on shopping trips with mother Shirley, which he joking referred to as “the War Department.” He was the go to guy for vehicle maintenance, anything mechanical and even the occasional slurpee or Mickie D’s. Steve enjoyed polka music, watching Three Stooges movies and most importantly being there to always love and support his family. He will forever be loved, missed and remembered for all of the special memories he made with his family.
Surviving is his mother, Shirley, one brother Michael A. (Joan) Bouza, two sisters, Mary Beth Bouza and Laura L. (fiancé, Michael Krueger) Vos, Steve’s beloved nieces: Danielle and Addison Bouza, Rachel and Ashlyn Vos, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Steve was predeceased by his father Bernard E. “Barney” Bouza on September 12, 1997 and his grandparents: Chester and Eugenia “Eugie” Kotewa and Edward and Joan Bouza.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City. Fr. William J. Rutkowski will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Tuesday from 9:00 am until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”