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Jake Andrew Stempien

September 7, 1988 ~ May 28, 2019 (age 30)

Age 30, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019.  Jake is survived by his beloved son, Jacob Hurttgam; fiancee, Janelle Hurttgam; mother and step-father, Patricia (Charles) Gougeon; father and step-mother, Mike (Ren) Stempien; siblings, Jennifer (Walter) Douglas, Michael (Cyndi) Stempien, Dana (Varun) Sikand, Max Stempien, Drew Stempien, Jen (Noah) Cook and Zack Reed; grandparents, Patricia and Richard Stempien and Barbara Lantz; step-grandma, Erma “Geekum” Evetts; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Lantz.  Jake was a loving father; he was the kindest, gentlest, most beautiful person that one could ever meet.  He worked as a freelance tattoo artist, but was an amazing artist with pencil and paint as well.  Jake loved his family, fishing, the outdoors, basketball, all animals, especially his dog, Baby Girl.  Visitation will be held at Arthur-Day Funeral Home, 820 Fifth Street, Michigan Center, MI  49254 on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm, then on Saturday morning beginning at 10 am from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3019 W. Morrell Street, Jackson, MI  49203.  A Funeral Service will be held at the church on Saturday at 11 am.  Cremation will follow the services.  For those who wish, contributions in memory of Jake to his family to set up a fund for his son Jacob would be appreciated.

Donations may be made to:

Family of the decedent
% Arthur-Day Funeral Home, 820 Fifth Street, PO Box 802, Michigan Center MI 49254

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