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Obituary for Eva Jane Stempien

Eva Jane Stempien, 79, of Coldwater passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Following her wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held in Lester Cemetery. She was born March 30, 1941 to Wade and Helen (Johnson) Bussing in Coldwater, MI. On November 5, 1960 she married Ronald W. Stempien and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2018. Eva was a social woman that never met a stranger but always a friend. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed playing cards, golf cart rides, fishing and bear hunting; but above all, Eva loved her family and all the time they shared. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend that will be dearly missed. Surviving Eva are her children Scott and Vicky Stempien, Leonard and Julie Stempien, Rita (Joseph) Morrissey all of Coldwater; her sister Ruth Gangaway of Coldwater; her five grandchildren Joe (Lizzy) Stempien, Karinna (Jake) McGraw, Amanda (Chelsea) Pollard, Curtis Morrissey, Brandon Stempien; six great grandchildren Joe Stempien Jr., Genevieve Stempien, Pearl Stempien, Oliver McGraw, Colt McGraw, Brecken Stempien and her many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Ronald, she was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Betty Bussing, Mary Ladd, Janet Moore, Rita Doty and her brothers Jack and Bill Bussing. Memorial donations are suggested to March of Dimes. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.