Steven Kent Jaenicke

Died: Thu., Mar. 29, 2018

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 07, 2018
Location: Gospel Light Mission

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Steven Kent Jaenicke, 58, died March 29 at his home in Casselberry, Fla.

Jaenicke, a Kokomo, Indiana native and 1978 graduate of Western High School, was an independent business owner in the greater Orlando area for the past 13 years, and in the Indianapolis area the rest of his career.

Jaenicke played football and sang in the choir at WHS, loved playing golf and was known for not only his work ethic, but how he made everyone happy and feeling better about themselves. He suffered a heart attack but flashed his trademark smile – and perfect hair – until his final hour.

During this time he spread smiles, laughs and brightened the days of countless friends.

Jaenicke is survived by his mother, Lois Scott Jaenicke (Kokomo); sister, Christy Jaenicke Julovich (Indianapolis); brother, Michael Jaenicke (Deana of Raleigh, NC); brother-in-law, Dr. Angelo Julovich; sister-in-law, Loretta Jaenicke; step-sister, Andi Scott; step-brothers, Steve Scott (Tonya) and Charlie Scott; nephews, Travis and Jason Jaenicke and Eli Cook (all of Kokomo); nieces, Kaleigh and Alexis Julovich and nephew Michael Julovich (all of Indianapolis); niece, Audrey Jaenicke (Lumberton, NC) and Sean Michael Jaenicke (Raleigh).

He was preceded in death by father Delbert Jaenicke, stepfather of 30 years, Russell Scott and brother, Don Jaenicke.

Jaenicke will also be missed by his Florida family, spearheaded by longtime friends Eddie and Tonya Washington.

This world has lost a peacemaker with the heart of angel and soul of an unconditional caregiver, all of which he freely gave to everyone on his journey through this life.

A celebration of life ceremony will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light Mission Church, located at 1407 Belmont Ave in Kokomo. Rev. Terry Russell and Pastor Jim Strunk will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Western High School Football program. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be submitted at

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Patricia Collins Willson
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
I am so very sad that I won't see Steve's smile and have conversation with him anymore. I work at Publix in Baldwin Park (Orlando, FL) and he was there every morning. We shared many conversations about football. I know he touched so many of our lives at the store...that's all we can talk about lately...He is so missed. Love to all of his family and friends...great guy, great hair, great eyes and a true person.

gerald w munsell
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
So sorry to hear about Steve passing away. I met Steve in 1977 and. I moved here from Michigan in our senior year of high school. He sat next to me in choir where we sang first tenor. He made me feel right at home. Thanks for being a will be missed.

Marjorie Alsop-Neal
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
I along with all the graduating class of WHS 1978 was so saddened by the news of Steve’s passing. He was such a charismatic, friendly guy that was full of life! I was in choir with him during that time. He was a great football player as well!

My prayers and thoughts go out to all of his family for healing and comfort during this difficult time. He will be missed!

Marjorie Alsop-Neal (Indianapolis)

Connie Purvis
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Lois, Christy and Michael, Charity and I just saw the notice in the paper and we are so very sorry that we didn't know about it in time to visit. Steve was a kind and thoughtful man and the world is lesser for his passing. I know that he was loved and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Love, Connie, Charity and families