Stephen C. Virosteck, 64, Wellsville, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home.
Graveside funeral services with military honors are set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.
He was born June 27, 1952, in Cherry Point, North Carolina, the son of Paul Frances Virosteck and Marilyn (Rodman) Virosteck. He grew up in Long Beach, California, graduating from Millikan High School in Long Beach with the class of 1970. He then attended Long Beach City College attaining a bachelor of arts degree in business.
Stephen grew up in Long Beach, California. He also lived in Norco, California, Mira Loma, California, and Lucerne Valley, California, until moving to Wellsville in 2008.
Stephen served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1974 attaining the rank of corporal. He also received the National Defense Service Medal. Stephen was a very proud American and veteran. Adding to his proud was his grandson Rhett joining the Navy.
Stephen was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department Reserves for many years. He was proud to work with the department and their men. He was also president and owner of Performance Transportation Corporation. Most recently, he ran the equestrian unit of the Prairie Star Ranch of Williamsburg, Kansas.
On March 28, 1991, Stephen was united in marriage to Julie Wood at Long Beach, California. They have shared more than 25 years of loving married life together.
Mr. Virosteck is survived by his wife Julie Virosteck of the home; mother, Marilyn Virosteck; three sons, Richard Virosteck, San Antonio, Texas, Kevin Virosteck, Wellsville, Kansas, Ryan Wolfe, Goshen, Indiana; two daughters, Shannon Collins and her husband, Ian, Ford City, Pennsylvania, Emily Duran and her husband, Steven, Apple Valley, California; brother, Martin Virosteck, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Linda Houser and her husband, Greg, Maryland, Cynthia Sudela and her husband, Steve, Hawaii; five grandchildren, Rhett, Deacon, Blake, Cyrus, Dolores.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Frances Virosteck; brother, Brian Virosteck; an infant brother; and a granddaughter, Jasmine.
Memorial contributions may be made to Take the Lead or American Spaniel Club Foundation and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences to the family may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com