STOUGHTON - Richard Stephen "Steve" Grant, age 73, passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born March 2, 1945 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Richard and Anna Mae (Joy) Grant. Steve married Kathryn Williams on November 28, 1964. Steve married Stephanie Reynolds on March 10, 1984 in Dane County.
Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was employed as a Water Resources Engineer. He was an avid sailor, and member of the Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club, was a long time election volunteer, enjoyed genealogy, ice boating, and was a youth hockey and football coach. Steve was known for many years for clearing a hockey rink on Lake Kegonsa.
Steve is survived by his wife Stephanie Reynolds; sons Drew Reynolds, Rick Grant and Zach Grant; brother Bob (Pam) Grant, sisters-in-law Michelle Shaw and Penny Reynolds (Dave Schulz) as well as nieces nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Bill (Margret) Grant.
A funeral will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday May 14, 2018 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 206 W. Prospect St. Stoughton. Visitation will be from 3:00 until the time of the service at the funeral home on Monday. Burial will follow at Town of Dunn Burying Grounds.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, or Agrace HospiceCare.
Special thanks to the caring staffs at Stoughton Hospital, UW Hospital, and Agrace HospiceCare.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service
206 W Prospect St. Stoughton
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I remember a sleepover at the Grant home on Lake Kegonsa when I was probably 6 or 7. In the morning Richard made hot cocoa and took us for a sail on the lake. I always think of that experience as the first time I appreciated the joy of being on the water in the early morning. My thoughts are with all of the family and friends. Grant Boyken
Deepest sympathy tothe family. He wa loved so much by his High School class and we will All miss him, his humor And of course, his harmonica.. He was a loyal highlander to the end. God Bless the family and may Steve RIP.
Very sad news. I was just thinking of Steve the other day and wondered how he was doing since it had been a long time since I'd seen him.
In the few times that I worked with him on projects, he always knew ways to check the results and was a great guy to be around. Blessings in your time of mourning - he will definitely be missed.
Steve was a good guy. While I haven't seen Steve for a number of years I still have a lot of fond memories of our times together at work and socially. He made a lot of valuable contributions to the water resources of Wisconsin while working with USGS and as a consultant. Steve will be missed.
Steph and Drew,
Terribly sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Drew and the rest of the family...
Looking back on my childhood, all of you treated me like a child of your own....and I am forever grateful! When I think of Steve, I think of him helping me learn to skate on the lake, trips to your sisters house, stories about beating out TOM Coughlin at Syracuse, “weight lifting with rocks”, midnight pickups (usually when Drew and I were up to no good), lots of sports talk;), teaching Drew how to run on “fourth and 1” and most all always being a steady hand as I grew into manhood. Though it’s been many years, know my heart is with you today. Love you guys!
Stephanie- So sad to hear this news. Steve is a great guy and a good soul. I always appreciated talking with him – he could flip between the details of a hydraulic model and really big picture stuff of life and love and whatnot very easily. He regularly gave me gentle nudges along the lines of encouraging me not to blow a gasket all the time. Which I appreciated. And I needed it too. Our kids enjoyed skating on the ice rink that Steve shoveled off, even if my daughter Michaela – after being warned – stuck her tongue out on the hockey goalposts and got stuck and had to get rescued by pouring hot water on her tongue! My favorite Steve line is what he said when I walked into your house in March or April and the Christmas tree was still up. I asked Steve why, and I got the answer “'cause I like it”. It doesn’t get better than that. I really appreciated Steve playing Amazing Grace on the harmonica at my Mom and Dad’s remembrance service at St. Ann’s in Stoughton. Rest in peace Steve
Stephanie and Drew...my sincere condolences...I worked with Steve when he was at Baird & Associates...he was a smart engineer and we had great conversations about Stoughton, life and sports
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