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“So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Godspeed to all the family. Rest in peace my friend. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Mahan

“I have a camp by Lost Lake and talked to Steve out in the woods. I also have a Golden Retriver and Steve would always talked dogs with me. He will...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Rich Roelse - Sheboygan Falls, WI

“I always thought Steve was a realy nice person my son Ken rented the lodge from Steve i would say the last six years he would come over and have a...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Buck Carter - Romulus, MI

“I've enjoyed knowing Steve through many deer hunting seasons over the years at Lost Lake Lodge. His company will be missed. Most heartfelt...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ken Carter - Brighton, MI

“To the Nesbitt Family,Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, the Marquette Area Public Schools...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: MAPS

“We were school mates (68) and sometime bar mates (store bar and the rosewood inn). We communicated quite a bit on facebook. i was planning on...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Derrell Syria - Marquette, MI

“Faye and Family: I was very sad to hear of Steve's passing. He was a caring and compassionate friend of my family for many years and he will very...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: John Bowers - Muncie, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Stu & Jean Sucha - San Tan Valley, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers for Steve's family. I had the pleasure of meeting him during my 1st trip to the lodge in early October. He will be missed by...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Nathan Schoenfeld - MI - Friend

“Faye and family -- So sorry to hear about the passing of your brother....Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Steve and Betsy Savola

“Bob, Faye, Cindy, and families; so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be keeping you all in our prayers. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Marceau Boyle

“All our best to you! ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Marshall


Steven J. "Steve" Nesbitt, 66, of Republic, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, October 27, 2016 at his residence. Steve was born on September 17, 1950 in Marquette, a son of the late Robert J. Nesbitt (Ellie) and Margaret A. "Peggy" (Rushford) Nesbitt. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1968. Steve spanned an eclectic career including working for the family owned pizza business, Nebbo's, in Marquette, construction work in Southern California, Oregon, Nebraska, and Colorado; he was a former ultra-light pilot and instructor and finally settled back in the U.P. to be closer to his family. Among his other employment, Steve took great pride in being on the team of the historic Landmark Inn as a restoration project manager. For many years, Steve found his niche as property manager at Lost Lake Lodge in Republic. He was a certified instructor for the NRA, enjoyed scuba diving in younger years and being in the outdoors. Steve loved and lived for his dogs, Archie, Tanner and Nikka, and was an avid advocate for animal rescue and adoption. Survivors include his daughter, Nicole (Tim) Nesbitt Dahl of Marquette; his son, Adam (Jolene) Nesbitt of Lincoln, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Erin, Hailey, Ashton, Khyler, Summer, and Lahnah; seven siblings, Dianne (Scott) Fleury, Faye (Sam) Elder and Vicki Nesbitt, all of Marquette, Michael (Denice) Detroit of Tennessee, Jim (Lisa) Cox of Ohio, Bob (Laura) Nesbitt of California, Cindy (Will) DePetro of Marquette; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. During family time at the lodge, Steve enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, target shooting, and canoeing, Steve's family finds comfort knowing how much he was loved. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, November 1 at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette from 11 am. until the time of a memorial service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. William Payne presiding. Inurnment will take place at Northland Chapel Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to UPAWS, PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 in Steve's memory. Steve's obituary can also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.