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Stevan Jeep

Posted on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

June 12, 1948 - Sept. 26, 2012

ELKHART — Stevan Jeep, 64, of Elkhart, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

He was born June 12, 1948, in Muncie to Louis and Mary (Collins) Jeep.

Surviving are a sister, Susan (Scott) Cooper of Muncie; niece Carol (Walter Lee) Dingle; and three nephews, Clay (Sharon) Cooper, Scott (Sharon) Cooper and Mitch (Andrea) Cooper. Also surviving are his great-nieces and great-nephews, Christopher McGee, Kendall Cooper, Melanie Cooper, Jessie Cooper, Colin Dingle, Lillian Dingle, Austin, Caleb and Caden Cooper; and his special friends, Alana Willis, Danny and Carolyn Mesick and Estel and Rollie Hines.

Stevan graduated in 1966 from Fort Wayne North Side High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971. His favorite assignment was serving in the Honor Guard.

He loved purchasing new and colorful cars, including a purple Duster and a bright yellow Cutlass.

Stevan spent many hours fishing at Corey Lake. He often talked about his fish finder, which told him exactly where to find the fish. He always caught his limit.

His most recent passion was his affiliation with two gun clubs, Midwest Gun Range in Elkhart and Monroe Conservation Club in Mount Pleasant, and making his own ammunition. He spent many hours target shooting and wagering 25-cent competitions with his buddy, Estel Hines.

His two long-term hobbies were photography and building computers. His two eldest nephews knew him as “Steve Austin, the six million dollar man.” Stevan worked for Bayer/Seiman for more than 35 years.

Visitation for family and friends will be for two hours prior to the 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, celebration of life service at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Pletcher of Trinity Baptist Church in Daleville will preside. Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Elkhart DAV Chapter 19. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.