W. Stephen ‘Steve’ Sievers, 61


W. Stephen “Steve” Sievers entered into eternal life on April 2, 2013, at the age of 61. Steve passed away at home, surrounded by his family and ending his courageous battle against lung cancer.

He was the loving fiancé of Susan Ryan; beloved father of Matt, John (Amanda), Ted and Maggie; and brother of Barbara Craig and Susan Pharo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter “Slim” and Mildred “Millie” Sievers; and a sister, Bonnie Ryan.

Steve was born in Milwaukee. Just two years after graduating from Nicolet High School in Glendale (1969), Steve was one of the founders of Lakeside Landscape Corp. Through his dedication and leadership, Lakeside has grown into one of the leading landscaping firms in metro Milwaukee. Steve proudly passed ownership of the company to his sons, John and Ted, in 2012.

Over the last 42 years, as the owner of a small business in the North Shore area, Steve created many friendships in the communities he serviced. He will be missed by many.

When not managing Lakeside, Steve enjoyed everything outdoors. He was an avid skier and an active member of the Milwaukee Curling Club. He enjoyed the many hours spent riding his Harley with his fiancé, Susan, and friends in the Suburban Harley Chapter.

Steve cherished his experiences while traveling the world with Susan and the many moments he spent with his four children. A man to remember by his smile, blue eyes, guidance, genuine sense of humor and calm demeanor, Steve made his imprint on all that knew him.

Friends may greet the family at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service in Mequon on Wednesday, April 10, from 3:30 p.m. to the time of funeral services at 5:30 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Steve’s name be made to the National Lung Cancer Partnership at: https://nationallungcancerpartnership.org/donation.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service in Mequon is assisting the family.