On October 15, 2023 Stephen F. Robertson, age 84, went to be with the Lord. He was born to Samuel Robertson and Margaret Olson Robertson on February 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Bob Olson. He is survived by his wife, Lynda and their two daughters, Devon Cheek (Marshall) and Taylor Skillett (Nick) and was a proud Papa to six beautiful grandchildren: Leah, Adalynn, and Kacey Cheek and Oren, Nora and Rowan Skillett.
Steve grew up on Lake Minnetonka and enjoyed lake living with boating, fishing, swimming, ice skating and more. He attended Orono High School and was Captain of the football team. That team won the first conference championship for the school and has been invited to return twice for celebrations. Steve and his teammates have stayed close all these years with summer reunions and reliving all the pranks they pulled. He then attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1961. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity remaining close with many reunions and exchanging goofy emails. He did attend Mexico City University for a quarter with Don Byerly and Don’s red Corvette, some details not to be divulged!
Steve was an accomplished business owner and entrepreneur; always working hard to get the job done right. He was a man of his word and his integrity was obvious to all.
Lyn and Steve married in 1982 and recently celebrated 41 happy years. He helped coach soccer and was a regular in the Daddy Daughter dance recital numbers for 12 years. He delighted in his family from skiing down the mountains in Colorado, spinning teacups at Disney World and exploring around Europe and across the U.S….he just loved it all. Big Cedar Lodge became the “go to” for adventures with the grandkids.
Steve and Lyn volunteered for many fundraising efforts. They chaired the Cancer Gala, served on the Board of American Cancer Society and bought many trips at the auction to travel worldwide with their close friends, the Shalbergs. Steve was involved with Ozanam Home for Boys and always sent a truckload of extra merchandise and shoes at Christmas. He even bought a go kart at their auction for Devon and Taylor to go zooming around the neighborhood cul de sac. He spent many happy years at their Colorado home hiking, skiing and simply enjoying the mountains and outdoors.
Steve and Lyn joined Church of the Resurrection in 2005. His faith was a cornerstone of his life. He became certified in CPR to be on the CART team during services, volunteered at the Blood Drives, attended numerous classes. He loved his small group, enjoyed their various books, studies and friendships and sharing Christ. A trip to Egypt and Jordan with Church of the Resurrection led by Pastor Adam Hamilton was his dream trip of a lifetime! His best Sundays were when the family sat with us at church.
Steve dedicated his life to Christ and and his family. He could be counted on when needed, known for his kindness, wonderful wit and sense of humor. Beautiful memories will be the light that guides us forward.
A private service for the family will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a donation could be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145