Stephen Bair

February 3, 1947 - January 24, 2015
Buckley, MI



Tuesday, January 27, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Cornell Community Chuch
7030 W. 4 Rd.
Mesick, MI 49668

2 miles west of Buckley


Tuesday, January 27, 2015
4:00 PM EST
Cornell Community Church


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Cornell Community Church, Building fund
7030 W. 4 Rd
Mesick, MI 49668

Life Story / Obituary


Stephen John Bair, 67 of Buckley died, Saturday, January 24, 2015.

He was born on February 3, 1947 in Frankfort, Michigan the son of Phillip and Ruby Bair.

Stephen served as a PVT in the US Army during the Vietnam War. After honorable discharge he was a Brick Mason for Commercial brick buildings.

He was a member of the Cornell Community Church in Buckley. He enjoyed volunteering and was instrumental in the upkeep of the building and outdoor grounds. He loved his classic cars and gardening.

Stephen in survived by his wife, Elaine (Murphy) Bair; they were married on June 26, 2004 in Buckley; children, Tammy Bair of Jackson, Tim (Heather) Bair of Ohio, Teri Cieslik of Grawn, Katrina (Bryan) Tucker of So. Carolina, April (Adil) Echoubi of Tustin, Josh (Erica) Bivins of Cadillac, Tim Bivins and Pamela Bivins both of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Marge (Neil) Smith of Muskegon, Diane (Dick) Vanderley of Grawn; brother, Carroll (Sandra) Bair of Bear Lake and sister-in-law, Elsa Bair of Traverse City.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Lester Bair.

A memorial service will be held 4pm, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Cornell Community Church, Buckley; where the family will greet friends starting at 3pm. The family preference would be contributions in his memory to the Cornell Community Church, building fund, 7030 W. 4 Rd, Mesick, Michigan 49668. Please visit Stephens webpage at to sign the guest book and share a message with his family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.