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Steven Ross St. Pierre

Steven Ross St. Pierre, 61, of Greenwood, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born Oct. 5, 1951, in Indianapolis, a son of Robert Ross and Gaile (Cousins) St. Pierre.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Brenda.

Survivors include his loving wife, Deb; a daughter, Jill (Brian) Pierle of Franklin; a stepson, Matthew (Stephanie) Simmons of Orlando, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Anne M. Simulia of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Bryant, Ashley, Brynn, Max, Nola Blair and Madilynn; and a brother, Michael R. (Betty) St. Pierre of Greenwood.

Steve was a 1970 graduate of Southport High School and later graduated from Vincennes University, Western Kentucky University and Indiana College of Mortuary Science.

He was an active member of Murat Shrine, both as a Highlander and past director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 15. He was Shriner of the Year in 2002. He was a member of Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge No. 398 F&A.M., the Valley of Indianapolis, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Indianapolis York Rite Bodies, Royal Order of Scotland and a veteran member of the Murat Highlanders.

Steve was very involved in the community. He was past president and longtime member of Sertoma Club of Greenwood. He belonged to Southport High School Alumni Association board, where for more than 20 years he was a member of the scholarship committee. He was a co-founder of the Johnson County Community Foundation St. Pierre Youth

Leadership Fund. He also belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha National Fraternity.

He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of Dye’s Walk Country Club.

He was a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

He began his funeral service career at the family’s Pendleton location, where he ran both the funeral home and ambulance service. He returned to the southside in 1985 to take a more active role on the corporate side of the business. Steve was president of J.C. Wilson and Co. Inc. and Greater Southside Crematory at the time of his death.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at SS. Francis & Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. Father Vince Lampert will officiate. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 510 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; and to the Steven St. Pierre Southport High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 33045, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

You are invited to read the obituary online at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a memory with the family.

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