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Dean Omatsu
9 years ago

Years ago my partner and I moved into Steve's office space to run our small company. We didn't spend a great deal of time there but when we did, Steve always made us feel welcome. He ended up becoming our attorney for another small venture. There were times when I had spent time with Steve speaking of spirituality, life and business. His strong faith in the Lord only helped to renew mine whenever I saw him. I have recently begun another business opportunity and was seeking out Steve to help us launch a new company, only to find this site through a google search. I was saddened by the discovery. To his family I will send prayers. He loves you all so much. He always had a glint in his eyes when he spoke of all of you (which he did every time I saw him). I am sorry for your loss. He was a bright light in this world and I am glad I was able to get to know him. Peace and love Dean

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Brian Allman
9 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear that such a nice, smart, family oriented person should be taken so early in life. Steve was our lawyer (and landlord) and he showed his integrity and ethics from the moment we met. He loved the world of business and his encouragement to other entrepreneur's was palpable! I cannot remember a time when I saw or spoke with Steve when he did not mention his family, he was so proud of what he had created with them. Steve was a great guy and made his presence known here on earth! Rest in peace my friend.

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Brian Allman
9 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear that such a nice, smart, family oriented person should be taken so early in life. Steve was our lawyer (and landlord) and he showed his integrity and ethics from the moment we met. He loved the world of business and his encouragement to other entrepreneur's was palpable! I cannot remember a time when I saw or spoke with Steve when he did not mention his family, he was so proud of what he had created with them. Steve was a great guy and made his presence known here on earth! Rest in peace my friend.

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Pam Curlee
10 years ago

I know alot of peoples birthdays around mine and Steves's was one of them. I just watched his memorial service with my brother Gary yesterday and it was very touching. What a wonderful way to honor him. I hope that Jalaine and the girls are trusting the Lord during this difficult time. You must miss him so very much. I am praying for you during this time around his birthday. May God bless you Jalaine, and his family. God is good all the time, even when it is hard for us.

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Ray Pustinger
10 years ago

I am deeply sorry for Steve’s loss. I met Steve in March 2010, we spent three days riding together in the Mojave desert with a small group of friends, who get together each year for a few days off road motorcycle riding. I’ve enclosed a PDF of photos from that ride, including a copy of a very humorous letter Steve sent a few days after the ride. Steve can be identified by the number 3 on his silver helmet, by the white T-shirt and black sleeves on his riding gear, and by the number 926 on his motorcycle. Since the Stateline 2008 ride, two of the riders have been stricken with heart attacks, Steve, and Jeff Cadilli. Jeff was fortunate to survive. I have been reminded by both Steve’s tragedy and Jeff’s near fatal heart attack of a fundamental belief that I hold; That is, every day is an opportunity, to enjoy life’s most simple blessings, to seek achievement, to love, and to be happy, so don’t waste a single day. These things are simple choices available to all. With that, whatever comes, you will have no regrets. Sure looks like Steve was never cheated, from the little time I spent with him and from seeing this memorial, it looks like he did all of these things every day. I hope that as they grow, his daughters will find comfort in this knowledge, and be inspired by it. It was a real wake up call for someone as fit and healthy as Steve to be stricken so suddenly. Steve made all the right health choices, yet this is still possible. For those of us who take our health for granted, and don’t make good choices, we own the results. I’m going to emulate Steve and make better choices on the things I can control, and I am getting screened just in case there is something unseen that clean living can’t control. I’ve attached a follow up PDF that reminds all of the guys from our annual ride to take care of their health, and take advantage of preventative cardiac and stroke screening opportunities. I am again, sorry for your loss, I enjoyed the time with Steve in 2008, and am moved by the tribute to him. Sincerely, Raymond A. Pustinger

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Gregg Tobin
10 years ago

My name is Gregg Tobin and I was the Business Broker who sold the day spa to Steve. We had great business dealings and became friends as well. I always enjoyed our in depth business discussions and Steve was very proud of his family. I was shocked and speechless when I heard the news about Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you and although you will have tough times ahead you have the wonderful memories. Gregg Tobin

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Shawna Schwartz
10 years ago

Dear Jalaine, Elie, Gracie and Catie, I cannot believe what I just read in the newsletter from Fitness Success that you lost your loving husband and father. I have tears in my eyes as I remember seeing you on your wedding day and getting short glimpses of your children through the years. Jalaine, I don't even know what to say as I am in utter shock. I wish I would have known sooner and could have been there to support you at the service. I will be in touch shortly to see how we can support you at this time. We send our deepest condolences for the profound loss of Steve. Sending our love and support, Shawna, Dan, Sheridan and Joeli Schwartz

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Stefanie
10 years ago

It has taken me some time to actually visit this site and leave a memory. "Where do I even begin?" I asked myself over and over again. After seeing the impact Steve had on people short term and long term at the memorial, my spirit has been rejuvenated and here I begin.... I was hired by Jalaine at the Spa in December 2009 after I celebrated by 24th Birthday. I was just finishing my semester when I heard this sweet voice on my voicemail asking to work for the Hagemeisters in Laguna Beach. Tone is everything on a voicemail. I had no idea what I was getting into, nor did I ever imagine how the Hagemeisters would have such an impact on my life. My first day, I waited outside on the bench facing the Spa door that read "Rejuvenation Oasis". Coffee in hand, I waited patiently early and on time...I receive a phone call from Jalaine...she is running late and immensly apologizes. Right then, my nervousness was relieved. Jalaine finally gets to the door keys in one hand and a smile and a laugh everlasting. I remember we clicked instantly because we are both organization "freaks". I was desperate to re-organize the display shelf! She let me do it, and loved it. At this point, I had never met Steve. She was on the phone with him and said "she is organizing the display shelf and its amazing already!" I never even interviewed for the job, and a few days later going through training and organization, I had it pretty much down. Micah described Steve to me, and my imagination made me feel very intimidated! After New Years passed and I was at the spa alone, running things....Steve would call here and there and we would conversate for almost an hour and talk about life, business ideas, improvements...etc. One day Steve says "How did your mom raise such a wonderful person? After all you have been through; Im surprised at how you have turned out to become a great determined woman!" i replied "good question, you should ask her!" I enjoyed our talks and laughs...and the stories of "how the spa came to be." I finally met Steve in person when Jalaine walked into the Spa with him and said.."Have you met Steve yet?" I remember my eyes widening and saying "no, not yet!" He shook my hand firmly, with his smile lighting up the room! I thought, "wow! he isnt intimidating at all! He is a nice guy!" From there on out I worked at the Spa until they had to officially close it. I was so sad to go. I thought that I wouldnt be in touch with Steve & Jalaine that much longer. Maybe hoping that they would call me to babysit the girls once in awhile. But I was wrong. Steve and I stayed connected through emails. I was invited to his birthday last October, and at that time I had just been through a bad breakup. No doubt, Steve and Jalaine helped lift my spirits and knew that I deserved better, and made me laugh a lot that night! I will never forget the encouragement Steve gave me. He saw my spirit, my drive, maturity and always gave me advice that I hold close to my heart. I feel like he always believed in me, and definitely saw a part of me I never even see most of the time. I was supposed to move to San Clemente in January. When I shared the news with him one day at lunch, his face looked serious and his sarcastic remark was "youre not moving there, I dont like you living that far away!" I took it completely as a joke and replied sarcastically "So how about I move in with you and Jalaine?!" He said "I think that would be better, we could work something out where you help with the girls." In my heart I felt that I would much rather live with them than the situation I was going to get into in San Clemente. I wasnt sure if Steve was joking still, so I soaked it in for a few days and finally sent a text asking if he would really consider me to move in...Jalaine and I finally talked and a week later I was moving in. My first morning there, I went down and right away I had coffee offered to me and a big hug from Steve welcoming me as apart of the family! I remember feeling so excited to be apart of their lives, there was never a moment I felt unwelcomed or even that I was in the way of their family life. This move was supposed to be my temporary move, my "inbetween; find a place to live" move. When I finally told Jalaine I promised I'd find a place to move into by June I remember her response was hesitant with not really a true reply...like "ok". Steve text me a sweet message a few days later saying "Just thinking about you and how happy I am to have you living with us! I hope your evening is going well my dear. P.S. I dont want you to move out!!!!!! You are here as long as you need!" At that point, I was like OK!!...Ill never move out! I have become to love Jalaine, Ellie, Gracie & Cate as family. I love to help Jalaine organize on my days off. Help with the girls anytime they needed it, and I was so delighted to give Jalaine and Steve a weekend alone in Palm Springs in March. I had a chance to get to know the girls better and definitely learned that parenting is not easy! BUT, Seeing Steve and Jalaine have date nights together more often made me happy. They always came home laughing, and always smiling together. Seeing their relationship made me pray for the same happiness and grace they have together. True Best Friends and such a great team! Steve has changed my life for the better! Steve was a great Husband, Father & friend. I am so blessed to have seen it first hand. He was such a mentor to me and I think of him everyday and even think of him in choices I need to make for my own life. He was my good friend. When I speak of him, I still say Steve & Jalaine. Its hard knowing I cannot call him to talk, or to invite him to lunch with Earl and I. It still is not real for me yet, and I dont think it is for anyone. He has inspired me and has helped remind me of the true person I am on the inside. I want to let that glow on the outside as much as possible for the rest of my life. My faith has become stronger because of him! Somedays I wish I could go back and pick his brain a little bit more. But wouldnt we all?! I will miss his witty comments, smart thoughts, advice and faith. Most of all his jokes, Sunday breakfasts and the small conversations in the mornings when I enjoyed dvr shows and Jalaine's fresh coffee. I miss you and love you a ton Steve! I will see you soon again! Thank you for all you have done and most of all your endless efforts. You have Rejuvenated my Spirit in so many ways, I am looking forward to what life has to offer. : ) I promise I'll watch out for the girls, remember I need babysitters too one day!

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Jennifer Wilson
10 years ago

I feel so fortunate that you and Brett reconnected at the reunion. I was able to meet you and Jalaine, ever so briefly. We were the lucky ones to have managed to sneak in time with you, Jalaine and the girls. Our first evening over, I think we stayed at your house talking for six hours. That is how comfortable we all felt, even though we were strangers. I will cherish Irvine Ranch Park and the Railroad. I will go to the Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park and remember watching The Alley Cats with you and your family. I will never forget Rock Band in your garage, with you wearing a headband to hold the microphone up to your mouth while you played guitar...we never did get a mic stand for you. How lucky Brett and I were to have shared the Temecula wineries with you. We plan on continuing to create memories with your legacy...Jalaine, Ellie, Gracie & Caty. I want my life to change for the better for having had the fortune of knowing you. I don't know what that will be, but along the journey, I will think fondly of you. You have blessed my life, and Brett's as well. Enjoy your new journey! Save some fun for when we arrive.

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annette
10 years ago

Jalainey, We were blessed, humbled, inspired, and so incredibly encouraged by the beautiful celebration of Steve's life yesterday! What a tribute!!!--- the worship, the hearts shared, the pictures & videos -- all captured your man's amazing love of the Lord, his precious family and life!! So much joy for all the sweet ......memories you made together and all the hope of heaven & his embrace that wait ahead! You are a jewel-- such a beautiful and precious woman (as Steve so treasured:o)!)-- and you above all know his heart's desire for you-- to finish well and to let joy & laughter overflow your heart & home once again. I love you, sweet Jalaine--- and you, Ellie, Gracie & Catie are surrounded with our prayers & gratefulness! xoxoxoxo

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Micaela Hagemeister
10 years ago

Steve, im still so shocked and so very sad that your gone. everytime i think about it i want to cry. i hope you knew before you went i loved you with all my heart. not a day goes by without thinking of you and all of the memories, i just wish you were still here to make more memories! i know the last time i saw you was in feburary, my birthday party, but what i didnt know was that would be the last time i saw you...i wish i called you more and came over more to spend time with you. i miss you making us laugh, i miss you threatening to beat up any boys that came near me haha, i just miss everything about you. I LOVE YOU UNCLE STEVE<3 Jalaine, i hope you know i will always be here for you, if you need me to babysit the girls or just play with them and make them laugh, i might not be as good at that as steve was, but i will try. i love you, ellie, gracie, and catie so much and i would do ANYTHING for you guys. im so happy i got to spend time with you at the beach before steve past, we got time to talk and hangout with the girls, i just wish he was there with us. we will all miss him for the rest of our lives till we go up to heaven and see him again(: you have my number of course so call me whenever you need me, and the girls can call me too! love you so very much! Ellie, Gracie, and Catie, i love you girls so much! you beautiful girls can call me anytime you want and i wil come over. i love playing games with you guys and babysitting and having sleepovers with you. you girls are amazing, beautiful, and fun so keep on being you! Ellie, i will always be here for you when you need to talk or just hangout. Gracie, whenever you need to have girl talk like we always do, just tell me(: Caters, if you ever want me to do your makeup or play games with you, i would be so happy to. I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO VERY MUCH!<3 your favorite cousin, Micaela

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Wendy Hagemeister
10 years ago

I'm SO proud of you Micaela!!

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Micaela Hagemeister
10 years ago

Steve, im still so shocked and so very sad that your gone. everytime i think about it i want to cry. i hope you knew before you went i loved you with all my heart. not a day goes by without thinking of you and all of the memories, i just wish you were still here to make more memories! i know the last time i saw you was in feburary, my birthday party, but what i didnt know was that would be the last time i saw you...i wish i called you more and came over more to spend time with you. i miss you making us laugh, i miss you threatening to beat up any boys that came near me haha, i just miss everything about you. I LOVE YOU UNCLE STEVE<3 Jalaine, i hope you know i will always be here for you, if you need me to babysit the girls or just play with them and make them laugh, i might not be as good at that as steve was, but i will try. i love you, ellie, gracie, and catie so much and i would do ANYTHING for you guys. im so happy i got to spend time with you at the beach before steve past, we got time to talk and hangout with the girls, i just wish he was there with us. we will all miss him for the rest of our lives till we go up to heaven and see him again(: you have my number of course so call me whenever you need me, and the girls can call me too! love you so very much! Ellie, Gracie, and Catie, i love you girls so much! you beautiful girls can call me anytime you want and i wil come over. i love playing games with you guys and babysitting and having sleepovers with you. you girls are amazing, beautiful, and fun so keep on being you! Ellie, i will always be here for you when you need to talk or just hangout. Gracie, whenever you need to have girl talk like we always do, just tell me(: Caters, if you ever want me to do your makeup or play games with you, i would be so happy to. I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO VERY MUCH!<3 your favorite cousin, Micaela

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Jim Reiley
10 years ago

I have been too sad to even visit this tribute site until today, the day after Steve's incredible "Celebration of Life" service. I have had the honor and privilege of being able to golf with Steve once or twice per week for the last 8 years. You get to talk about a lot on the golf course, in fact, that is why most of us play the silly game. I knew Steve was an incredible guy; a great father to his 3 beautiful angels, a wonderful husband, and a true friend to many! I want to thank the Hagemeister families and all who took the time to put together such a wonderful celebration yesterday. As I said in the beginning, before yesterday I felt angry, sad, and helpless. Because of all of your efforts with his amazing service I now feel even more honored to have known Steve. Celebrating his life the way we did has inspired me to be a better husband, father, friend and Christian! Only Steve, like other great ones who have gone before him, has the ability to inspire and motivate us even more now that he has passed. I will really miss you Steve, but I will never forget you!

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Janet Deffenbaugh
10 years ago

We know Steve was all smiles yesterday ... watching, listening ... to all the love that was there ... all because of him, for him ... I've never experienced a Memorial like that in my life ... it played out the movie of his life through music, pictures, stories and verse ... it was completely chilling and breath taking ... and although it was so incredibly painful and sad, it was also funny and filled with joy & laughter ... and exactly as he would have wanted it ... Presidents don't get that kind of a tribute! We cried for 3 hours straight ... Darren misses him so very much! He touched so many with nothing but heart & it shows. Justin told your girls this Sunday that he and Luke will take care of them going forward & that he would never allow anyone to hurt them ... you know him, he meant it! He is a lot like Steve (quite the little man) ... You know I was always pushing for the pre-arranged marriage between my boys and your girls - you never know! Steve is ... and always will be ... missed! We love you, Steve! And we promise to take care of yours & be there for them in every way we can! Keep smiling down on us with that big bright smile of yours that was ever so inviting yet always kept you wondering! :-) God Bless you & Rest in Peace ... <3 <3 <3

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Scott Parrott
10 years ago

Steve and I had been trying to sync up for lunch for the past 8 months. I just stumbled on a FB post tonight and learned the news. Oh how my heart hurts right now and I am devastated by hearing of his passing. I had the pleasure of calling Steve my friend and I have always held him in the highest regard. He was a man after my own heart with his love of sports and competitive nature. We were always exchanging business ideas and I knew him to be a man of integrity, a confidant and a brother in Christ. I will dearly miss him. My heart and my prayers go out to Jalaine and the kids. This is way too close to home for me. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do. I really mean that. May the lord bless your family and comfort you all. And to Steve, my brother, you will be missed!!! Love you Man!

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Anonymous
10 years ago

To the Hagemeister family - You guys put on a great service. I'm sure Steve was looking down with a big smile on his face. The video/picture montages were wonderful. The music was beautiful and the service was right on. Sharing the message of Christ's love for all of us. It was nice to see some old friends again. Sorry I had to run, but I had to be back to work at 8 pm. Once again, thanks for a very moving and beautiful service. Scott & Carrie Schultz

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Russell Nickerson
10 years ago

I hadn't seen Steve in many years. We were in college and choir together. He, our instructor John Tebay and I used to work out together at a local gym about 3 days a week. I just heard about his passing from a mutual college friend of ours and I wanted to send by deep felt condolences. Being a father myself, my heart goes out to his three beautiful daughters and his wife. I want you to know, that the time Steve and I were friends, I knew him to be a very good guy and a close friend. My prayers go out to his family.

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Tom Gertsen
10 years ago

A Memorial to Steve Hagemeister our neighbor From Tom and Leeanne Gertsen Reflections Video Productions.com

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Tom Gertsen
10 years ago

May God keep you in his arms

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Wendy Umekubo
10 years ago

So what does that mean coming from your algebra teacher??? YOU were fun, outspoken, opinionated and bright....never let me forget that as you found every opportunity to find an error in my lesson.....:) well, that keeps a teacher on her toes..... I had the pleasure of teaching you a few things, though, and was more than satisfied as you fought me for that A.....finally. I am happy I was in touch with the Hagemeister family recently enough to hear of your life and lovely family.....the love there is inspiring and healing... I know you are happy where you are now....but you will be missed so much...thank you to your family and friends for sharing you with us. God bless...... Mrs. Wendy Umekubo VHS (still in 1102)

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Jalaine Hagemeister
10 years ago

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your prayers, expressions of comfort, emails, cards, calls, visits, providing food, taking the girls for the day, so many offers to help,...It's been overwhelming ! Anyone who knows me, knows I don't have any trouble talking or sharing, and I knew if I tried to do this at the service, I'd loose it emotionally, but I still wanted to share my expression of love for my son, Steve. What does a mother say when she's lost her child? Maybe some of you have been where I am right now...have already experienced this sorrow, and are sharing in mine. But I also know that every one of you who have had the opportunity to appreciate Steve's integrity, his kindless, his generosity, his intellect, especially his sense of humor, will also be missing him and grieving in your own way. We all know that Steve packed so much into his 41 years. He lived life to the fullest. Every moment filled to overflowing, always eager for the next outing with the family, the next bike ride, round of golf, day at the beach, business opportunity, or get toether with friends and neighbors.. Steve was born in an Army hospital at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where Mike was stationed at the time. Steve was in a hurry to do everything from day one....he was even born before the doctor even had a chance to get into the delivery room. I pretty much delivered him myself ! We always did work well as a team, he, he. He was in a hurry to start this new his life, and he never slowed down ! He was an active baby...had so much energy, he rocked back and forth in his crib at night, banging his head on the headboard before falling asleep...Some of you are probably thinking "aha !, that explains everything !!! I don't remember what kind of cars we had when he was little, but of course no seat belt laws...Steve always wanted to be up front, hanging on to the dashboard, bouncing up and down in the seat, singing with the radio. Mike and I were sometimes irresponsible as parents...we let our kids eat dessert before dinner, which is still a Hagemeister tradition to this day, and we let our kids stay up past their bedtime on school nights to watch TV if there was a good movie on. But Steve was always independently responsible...usually announcing he was going to bed because he had a test the next day, or a report to write. The rest of us just looked at him like he was an "alien"! He was always challenged by his homework (I couldn't help him past the 4th grade). One time he was working on a math problem and just couldn't get it...I told him to go to bed and rest his brain...."you'll figure it out in the morning". about 10 minutes later he yelled out from his bed "I GET IT !!!" He just couldn't go to sleep until he figured it out. Steve wasn't perfect at everything he attempted, tho. When he was young, we had an ATARI game...Steve would be playing, and if he lost, he'd throw the controller across the room, claiming it was broken, never admitting he just couldn't win. Another example was when we occasionally gathered all of the neighbor kids on the cul-de-sac together (there were 17 back then ), and took them to the local park for a baseball game.....we wanted even the smallest kid to have fun, but when it came time to split up into teams, Steve didn't want any of the little kids on his team....He wanted to WIN. We tried working with him on how "winning isn't everything".......I really don't think we succeeded. Steve made us laugh, always the entertainer...we never had to go outisde our own home for entertainment. All of our kids were creative, talented and funny...It always made me smile to see how Steve and Jalaine got the same enjoyment out of their own girls. Steve played basketball, bowled, biked, surfed, played guitar, sang, danced, got academic awards, and was voted homecoming king. His grades earned him scholorships while attending law school. He told me if he didn't pass the bar on his first try, he was going to change careers. He knew he had worked his hardest to master the material. He did pass the first time ! When Steve went off to kindergarden, he got onto the bus and walked from the front all the way to the back and no one moved over to let him sit down....I watched that scene and cried. When he was 16, I took him to take his driving test to get his liscense. He failed the first time. On the way home, he cried...... A few months later, he wanted to get his ears pierced. All I could think of was "what is happening to my son?" In those days, a parent had to go with their kid to give permission. He did have his license by then, so he drove me to the mall. On the way home, seeing my son in earrings.....I cried. We love our kids, but there comes a time....in those teen-age years, when they get downright annoying. Steve got into the habit of sleeping naked, and he had no modesty. I was getting pretty tired of walking past his room every morining, seeing his bare behind hanging out of his covers ! I remember one time Steve mouthed off to me and I reached up to slap him and he caught my hand in mid air and just looked at me with a smirk on his face (he had been working out for a couple of years by then)..I got the picture...he wanted to be in control of his own life. Eventually I told him "it's time for your to move out". So, he moved in with Johnny Tebay who was a good family friend. I know Johnny and Steve had some crazy fun together (they even made an audio tape of themselves farting). But Johnny was also instrumental in modeling true Christianity to Steve, helping him on his own journey to becoming a man with a heart toward God. After 8 years of college, Steve met Jalaine. From the first moment he brought her home to meet us, I couldn't get over her beauty....inside and out. Jalaine and Steve were best friends...shared their love for God, family and friends. They got married and had 3 precious daughters....our granddaughters... Ellie, Gracie and Catie. We were even blessed with wonderful inlaws, Jalaine's mom and dad, Blaine and Janis Burndahl. Steve and Jalaine's life's journey is being told at his "celebration" in testimony, pictures and song. I know my love for my son pales in comparison to how he is loved by his Creator....Death will not have victory over Steve. He has gone on to his heavenly home....ahead of the rest of us who also trust in Jesus. Steve is also re-uniting with his Grandaddy, my dad, who passed away 12 years ago at age 72 of a heart attack while running on the school track...(he usually ran 10 miles a day). I picture my dad showing Steve around heaven. I'm sure they are enjoying some kind of sporting event together. An Angel game perhaps??? he,he. Steve thought deeply, laughed out loud, worked hard, gave of himself, and was a loving husband, dad and friend to many. He was my friend too, and I will miss him. Thank you all again for coming alongside our family to celebrate his life. Christy Hagemeister

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Lisa Sachen
10 years ago

Christy, what a beautiful and touching legacy of your son you have written. Your words are so poignant, yet I'm so sorry that you had to write them. My heart aches with you in the loss of your son, and understanding your sadness as a mother. No matter how old a child is, he is always your baby, and I know how you will miss him. It has been my honor to get to know you Christy, an it was an honor to know your son!

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Cheyenne Massari
10 years ago

Dear Ellie, Gracie and Catie I am really sorry about your dad. I know I would be really sad right now if it was my dad because my dad does lots of fun stuff like your dad does. I hope you keep coming out to our lake home with us. Maybe we can go swimming the next time you come to your grandma’s. It has been a lot of fun getting to know you and all your cousins. My mom and dad have been really sad for you and I know we are all going to miss your dad a lot. That one time you came out to our lake home for my dad’s birthday, we had so much fun playing rock band. It was my dads present but we all kept playing it. I have been saying a prayer for you every night before I go to bed I hope it has helped. I’ll see you soon. Love Cheyenne

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Jalaine Hagemeister
10 years ago

Hi Cheyenne! Its Ellie. I just wanted to tell you that I am going to my grandmas house today. hope to see you there!

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Lanel Wolf
10 years ago

Steve ~ There is not a moment that goes by that I am not thinking about u and your family! You have touched the lives of so many people in such wonderful ways . I really feel that this world was better with u in it and I am truly lucky to have met and grown to know u , you were an amazing human being in every aspect of the way ! Husband , father, & friend !! I will always remember how your presence and smile would light up a room and ur cool collected nature was admirable , you were one in a million ! ...... Brooklynn is devastated as she is going to miss u tremendously ! All the times u took her on bike rides and outings with your own daughters will never go unrecognized or be forgotten , Those memories will forever be cherished ..... I will always be there for Jalaine , Ellie , Gracie and Catie ! I adore them so much ! MISS U STEVE !

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10 years ago

I’m happy and sad for Steve at the same time. I’m happy that he is in Heaven with Jesus but I’m sad because he was like an uncle to me and I’m going to miss him. Even though he was my mom and dads friend, I always felt he was mine to. He always took the time to talk with me and try and find out what was going on. Whenever he would watch me in a sport whether it was dirt bike riding or baseball, he always had a good pointer for me. Steve wanted me to race for Hagemeister Racing. I was never sure what that meant but it always made me laugh because I would have been his only rider. I’m going to miss him. He was a really good dad and he would always bring the girls everywhere even though they were little rascals. ( just joking! ) Jalaine is always a good sport and a lot of fun to. I hope you guys keep coming to the lake with us and keep dirt bike riding. My dad and I will take the girls out and do a lot of fun stuff with them which will make them happy. Take care Vinny Massari – 14.

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We are so sad to hear about Steve's passing. Our most heart felt condolences to his family.

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