Steven J. "Chi-Chi" Strzok

Steven J. "Chi-Chi" Strzok, 18, of West Bend was born to eternal life on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 in the town of West Bend due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Steven was born to Ronald and Carol (nee Radovich) on Dec. 31, 1986 in West Bend.

On New Yearís Eve of 1986 Stevie entered the world and enhanced the lives of the loving family around him.

His presence brought tremendous joy, laughter, and endless love to all. He was a precious and cherished gift from God.

As the years progressed, we watched a playful, carefree young boy transform into a tremendous gift to society as well. Stevie was a humorous, kind, gentle young man who never felt a need to judge others. The littlest things in life made Stevie happy, especially his band and music.

His dedication, respect, and unconditional love for his friends and family lives on as a constant reminder of what a wonderful compassionate human being he was.

Although Stevie experienced an unfortunate, untimely death at such a very young age, his memory will live in our hearts forever.

It is a sincere privilege and honor to have been granted such a beautiful gift from Heaven above.

Stevieís brother, Ryan (aka "Broham") wants the world to know "He loves Stevie very much, they were the best of friends, and forever will be."

Stevie was a full-time student at the University of Wisconsin Washington County and a manager at Cousinís Subs (Paradise Drive location).

Survivors include his parents, Ron and Carol of West Bend; his brother, Ryan "Broham" of West Bend; paternal grandparents, Frank and Eleanor of Milwaukee and maternal grandmother, Mary Radovich of Milwaukee.

He is further survived by his aunts and uncles, Linda (John) Cram, Beverly (Bob) Maierhofer, Sharon (Charles) Benson, Laurie Strzok, Jeanne (Kenneth) Men-ting, Kathi (Dr. Joseph) Schwartz and Denise Radovich; cousins, Jessica Schwartz, Karrie and Kyle Radovich, John, Rebecca, Kate, Margaret, Matthew, Stephanie and Joshua Cram, Emma and Madelyn Maierhofe and Benjamin Benson; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Radovich and an uncle, John Radovich Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, West Bend, with Father Jeffrey Haines officiating.

Cremation was held at Paradise Cremation Services with entombment of ashes in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 7 p.m.

Memorials are appreciated in honor of Steven for his brother Ryanís education or St. Frances Cabrini Church.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

www.phillipfuneralhome.com.