He was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Robert and Roeberta (Barnes) Shingledecker.
Stephen was a 1971 graduate of Three Rivers High School, received his Associate’s degree in 1974 from Michigan Technological University and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1977. In Three Rivers, Mich., on June 19, 1976, he was united in marriage to Karen Grady.
He was a Warsaw resident since 1981 and is formerly of Eagan, Minn. He retired from R.R. Donnelly and Sons in Warsaw after 23 years of service and was currently the I.T. Manager for Cardinal Center Inc. of Warsaw. He was a member of the Northern Lakes Ice Skating Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
He is survived by his wife: Karen Shingledecker, Warsaw; a son: Michael Shingledecker, Warsaw; a daughter: Rebecca (Matthew) Philpott, Hudsonville, Mich.; his mother: Roeberta Shingledecker, Three Rivers, Mich.; sisters: Mona Steiner, Warsaw; and Trudy (Frank) Herkenroder, Elkhart, Ind.; an aunt: Gertrude Mohney, East Leroy, Mich.; his father-in-law: Joe Grady, Oregon, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Graveside services will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 2, at Lower Flatbush Cemetery, Three Rivers, Mich. Pastor Denny Wilson of Warsaw Community Church will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, P.O. Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46581, or Michigan Technological University Office of Development, Citizens Bank Building, 7th Floor, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295.