Steven “Steve” Roy Waters, 56, Claypool, passed away unexpectedly and went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in Kenilworth, Ill.
He was born Feb. 19, 1965, in McHenry, Ill., one of five children of Diane Kathryn (Heimerl) Waters and Terrence Willis Waters. When he was in eighth grade he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with a young lady by the name of Evelyn Alice Morrowhom. They were married Sept. 25, 1987. They shared the joy and blessings of raising six sons and one daughter together within the 33 years of marriage they were given with before he passed.
Steve graduated in 1983 from Wauconda High School in Wauconda, Ill. and has made his home in Kosciusko County, for the past six years. He started working with his father as a drywaller and later in life he started his own business as a sub-contactor in the residential field. The Water’s family owned and operated the Claypool Kennels, grooming and handling show dogs. He enjoyed life to the fullest, whether he was spending a day on the lake fishing, playing a game of chess with his family or friends, or traveling around the country attending dog shows. Wherever he went his life was always a witness of his close relationship with Jesus. Steve served God wholeheartedly and was both a leader and a pillar for his family. He showed the love of Christ even in the small things in life. Steve was a faithful father, a loving husband, a friend to many and a blessing to all. He will be forever loved and dearly missed but he would most want to be remembered for his faith in his Savior Jesus Christ.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Evelyn “Evie” Alice Waters, Claypool; daughter: Ashely Waters, Claypool; and his six sons: Nick (Candice) Waters, Warsaw; Jason Waters, Union; Micah Waters, Fort Wayne; Jordan, Jacob and Luke Waters, all of Claypool. He also leaves behind his brother: Roy Waters; and three sisters: Lorie Candir, Penny Wilkosz, and Ruth Waters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Steve’s life will be celebrated with a graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, and will be officiated by his son, Nick Waters. Friends and family are invited to share some time to visit prior to the graveside service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
Memorial donations may be directed to Water for Good, P.O. Box 247, Winona Lake, IN 46590.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.