Steven A. Erbe

Steven A. Erbe was born in Leominster, Mass., on Nov. 11, 1978, and his first home was at Ft. Devens, Mass. He then lived in Augsburg, Germany; Milwaukee and Grafton. Steven died in Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the age of 29, when his kind heart failed.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Steven at 10 a.m. today, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St., in Grafton. Visitation will be held at the church, from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Inurnment will take place at the church cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home of Grafton is serving the family.

Steven graduated from Grafton High School, attended UW-Milwaukee and was employed as an accounting clerk.

Recently Steven fulfilled his dream of watching the Brewers play the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston with his Aunt Carrie and Cousin Richard.

Steven and his brother, Harley Christopher, were avid Packer fans, although Steve had a secret loyalty to the New England Patriots as well.

Through fantasy football and fantasy baseball, Steven had some very special friends, Aimie Peterson, Dan Harkinson, John Sheldon and many others. They called Steven the "Encyclopedia of Sports Stats." He also loved to call into talk radio stations in Milwaukee to comment on current sport events.

Steven’s passing is grieved by his mom and dad, Harley and Louise (nee Poirier) Erbe of Grafton; his brother, Harley Christopher Erbe of Des Moines, Iowa; his aunts, Carrie Poirier of Newburyport, Mass. and Patricia Knaak of Wingate, S.C.; his special cousin, Richard Robillard of Nashua, N.H.; and many other cousins and friends.

Steven was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andre and Irene Poirier of Lowell, Mass. and Harley J. and Anna Erbe of Milwaukee.

May God keep Steven in the palm of His hand.

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