Memorial service for Michael Stevens will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Erik Bergquist officiating. Michael Robert Stevens passed away peacefully on October 1, 2019 after a tough fight against cancer at the young age of 52. Mike was born on August 29, 1967 in Rockford, IL the only child of Christine and Robert Stevens. Mike spent his childhood in Montana and moved to Gillette, WY when he was 14. This is where Mike met his band of brothers and sisters that he would share the most special and amazing bond. Mike graduated from Campbell County High School in 1986 and later graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Black Hills State University.
Mike enjoyed the great outdoors, including four wheeling, hunting, and fishing. He loved watching movies and speaking in movie quotes. He cherished time with his family and all of his friends, and he treasured his cat, Baxtor. He loved all sports, but especially the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. He wanted nothing more than to make his family and friends laugh and he always enjoyed life to the fullest. Whomever Mike came into contact with, he made an impression on their hearts that will last a lifetime. His mother, father, grandmother, and uncle were so very proud of him.
Mike’s dear family and friends will remember him when they see the blue star of the Dallas Cowboys, a vintage 68’ Camaro, or a game of Risk. When they hear the song “Long Cool Woman” or see the movie Raising Arizona. They will miss all the midnight talks reminiscing about the years they spent together. Mike never forgot a tiny detail and was always able to capture a memory and make it come back to life. They will forever miss the Mike and Mike Show, but know that they are now performing it again in heaven. They will always remember his smile that would light up a room and his contagious laugh. They will celebrate him with an ice cold red beer with olives and Cavender’s seasoning.
Mike is survived by his dad, Robert; his Uncle George (Jan) Collins; his Aunts Virginia Stevens and Cathy Wartick. He was preceded in death by his beloved mom, Christine Stevens; grandparents Fred and Thora Collins and Darwin and June Stevens; and his dear friend Michael Bishop.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Mike’s name to Close to Home Hospice at 300 S. Burma, Gillette, WY 82716. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.