Steven B. STEVENS
World Famous Broadcaster, Humanitarian and Businessman
Steven B. Stevens, a Cincinnati resident since 1969, started
his broadcasting career in his hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio.
He relocated here to join the WLWT TV news team as the weekend
anchor and reporter, from St. Louis where he was a newscaster
on the number-one rated KXOK, and one of St. Louis' most popular
on-air personalities. He is a 2009 inductee to the "St. Louis
Broadcast Hall of Fame". He is survived by his lovely wife
of 44 years, Gisela (Schmidtke) Stevens. They have four daughters:
Stephanie, who preceded him in death in 1982; Kristi Jacobsen
(Ole), and children Leif and Elias; Lindsey Stevens; and Hilary
Steven was an active Christian Broadcaster, doing ministry and
educational voice-overs and producing Bible-based teachings. His
recorded versions of many Bible translations have been duplicated
millions of times.
He was a consummate Christian businessman, always on the cutting
edge of health and wellness products. He was passionate about
increasing quality of life by staying healthy, exercising, and
eating well. Steven wanted everyone to know the good news of Jesus.
He supported and befriended missionaries worldwide and made over
20 trips to Africa. In the 90's, he led many groups into Russia,
bringing in much needed medical supplies and Bibles.
Steven was full of vitality and joy and will be missed by many;
a memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Vineyard
Cincinnati Church in Springdale, where he served and attended,
on Wednesday, October 10th at 10am. In lieu of flowers, friends
are asked to make a donation to the Steven B. Stevens Foundation,
which will continue supporting the mission work he loved in his
to post online condolences to be listed below.
|Dear Gisela - My deepest sympathy
to you and your family in the passing of Steven. I so enjoyed
talking with him when I ordered my Shaklee supplements.
May you find comfort in knowing you are remembered in prayer.
May his soul rest in the peace of Our Loving Lord. - Sincerely,
Mary Ellen Wilson (Lawrenceburg)
|I was so very sorry to hear of
Steve's passing. I remember hearing him speak at our 50th
Class Reunion, and he sounded the exactly the same as when
he was talking in high school. Your family is definitely
in my prayers. - Nancy Brown Tanner (Santa Barbara, CA)
|Steve, I cant believe you have left
us. You looked so healthy the last time we saw you at our
35x2 Class Birthday Party. You entertained us so well as
our M.C., and we will always remember your distinctive voice
and your great sense of humor. Heaven has gained a wonderful
soul, but we will miss you terribly. Please know that your
Chillicothe High School classmates will keep your family
and loved ones in our prayers. We will listen for your deep-voiced
welcome when we join you in Heaven. - Charlotte Mitchell
|Dear Gisela and
family, We were so shocked to learn of Steves passing
from an old friend this morning, Larry Roberts. We always
felt that we knew someone really famous by being classmates
of Steve. His voice will never be duplicated and will be
remembered for many years; especially when listening to
his bible recordings (which we own). We know it will be
hard on all of you, and hope that the many good memories
of him will cary you through these difficult days. There
is an old saying: God only gives us what He can handle,
and He will be there for you now and always. Love and prayers,
Geary & Janet Griffith
|Dear Gisela and
family Please accept my deepest expression of sympathy
to you and your family in the passing of Steve. As you know,
he and I shared so many memories and good times in high
school and later years. I will miss him greatly and think
of him often. Please know that you are remembered in prayer
not just by me but by so many of his classmates. I know
his soul rests in loving arms of Our Lord and he is at peace.
I wish I could be with you at his memorial service, but
will be unable to make the trip. However, my thoughts and
prayers are with you. - Sincerely, Dick Rutherford.
|I am deeply saddened
to hear that we have lost one of very special classmates
from our Chillicothe High School Class of 1959. He was a
dynamic person and speaker. He has added so much to our
class reunions with his super ability to MC and add stories
and humor to our get-togethers. He will be greatly missed.
My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
I am sure God needed him for a special job in heaven. Perhaps
he is in charge of a broadcasting station up there playing
praise hymns and his recordings of God,s word. Our loss
is certainly heavens gain. -Carolyn Boyer
|Dear Giesla and Family,
Linda and I were so saddened of the news of Steven's passing
.you have our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and the
family. We have fond memories of the good times and always
Stevens reading of the 91st Psalms on the Russian trips
he was truly a great man for God ,the Christian and Mission
community will surly miss His input and dedication to the
ministry for God . Our prayers are with you. -Our deepest
sympathy, Tom and Linda Kelly
Gisela and wonderful family, We will always
remember Steven! How he loved God and did all things to
please Him! What a testimony he was for the Lord Jesus!
He was a wonderful example for all of us. May our lives
be such a credit to the Kingdom, as his was! I so enjoyed
talking and sharing with him and being a friend during
the last years. Jesus will bring great comfort to you
all. He is so faithful. Much love to you all during this
very sad time in your lives. He will bring great memories
that will heal. -Mary and Roger Riek (old roommate of
Gisela, in St. Louis area)
|Dearest Gisela: One
can never know the shock when I received the news of Steven's
passing. He was always a "best friend" and I so
enjoyed his presence whenever he was around. Alma and I
always counted him as one of our mentors, and he was always
there with the correct answer to any question we had. He
will be most sadly missed for we loved him greatly. Our
prayers are with you and the family for peace and the comfort
of knowing that he is home with the Jesus that he so loved
In Jesus love and ours. - Jim and Alma Stone
I would like to extend my sympathy to
the Stevens family. I knew Steve during our high school
years. I remember that wonderful voice of his, listening
to him on WBEX and saw him a few times on TV. It was good
seeing him once again at our 35 x 2 class birthday party.
I know your memories will help the family during all the
-A 59 CHS Classmate, Judith French Beasley
|To the Stevens Family.
Steve will be greatly missed and his passing leaves a great
void in the Class of 59. I know that God has great
plans for Steve in Heaven and I cant wait to be reunited
with Steve and other classmates when Jesus returns to claim
his own or whenever he calls me to heaven. It was great
to visit with Steve at our 35 x 2 party and the memories
will last forever. My prayers are with your family. - Bill
(class of 59) and Ann (class of 61) Hamilton
|Gisela and Family--This
loss is still soaking in! Just cannot believe. He was always
the picture of health. The great times we had during our
high school years and several years after have all flashed
through my mind the last few days. Two of my great classmates
Steve and Jeff Lytle gone...BUT NOT FORGOTTEN! I remember
like it was yesterday--our 45th Reunion. You, John Brown
and his wife Anna were talking great lengths in German while
Steve, my wife, Kay, and I were staring at each other. It
was one of the few times I ever saw Steve with a loss of
words! Kay and I send our deepest thoughts--jim lungo
|Liebe Giesela, ich
bin mit dir und den Kindern traurig. Viel Kraft ! -Susanne
I am so very sadden to learn of your dear husbands passing.
I am so very happy to have the privilege to have worked
for Steven and you.
It was a time when employees mattered and work was appreciated
but still fun.
Steven taught me so much about sales. It was also the place
where I would meet my
friend Shiela Vallery on our many phone calls and visits
over the years, we still
laugh about your psychologist 5 cents sign.
If there is anything I can do you let know.