Steven Eugene Schoepflin, 53, Michigan Valley: March 29, 1970 – Sept. 4, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Steven Eugene Schoepflin, 53, Michigan Valley: March 29, 1970 – Sept. 4, 2023

MICHIGAN VALLEY, Kan. – Steven Eugene Schoepflin, 53, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, at his home in Michigan Valley, Kan. He was born March 29, 1970, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of DeWayne and Deloris (Jenkins) Schoepflin.

Steve graduated from Pomona High School, Pomona, Kan., in 1988, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel and Textile Marketing from Kansas State University. Steve grew up in Michigan Valley and resided across many cities in his lifetime including Lawrence, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Penn., Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Moving allowed Steve to show off his home improvement skills and hone his aesthetic sensibilities, building beautiful spaces for his family to live and grow in – architecture and interior design being one of his many passions. Steve was an entrepreneur with a knack for detailed design and business; he was a true “fixer”. His lifelong pursuit of learning started at a young age through his 4-H program. He loved watching K-State football with his family. Steve was a thoughtful and supportive husband, father, son, brother and friend.

He was married to the love of his life, Megan Kingsley Merkle, on Oct. 16, 1999, in Columbus. They have two children, Timothy Reid Schoepflin and Lauren Kingsley Schoepflin.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Deloris Schoepflin, on Oct. 27, 2008.

Steve is survived by his wife, Megan; son, Timothy Reid, Hays, Kan.; daughter, Lauren Kingsley, Chicago, Ill.; father, DeWayne Schoepflin, Michigan Valley; three brothers, Kenneth (Shelly) Schoepflin, Basehor, Kan., Bruce (Dawn) Schoepflin, Osage City, Kan., and Timothy (Brandy) Schoepflin, Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Grace Community Church, Overbrook, Kan. The family will receive friends following the service at DeWayne’s house in Michigan Valley. Memorial services in Columbus will be announced for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Steve Schoepflin Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Donations can also be made through GoFundMe. Condolences can be left at

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