Steven J. Mulder

Date of Death: Feb 13, 2012
Steven J. Mulder
[highlight_text] (1952 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Steven J. Mulder, 59, of Alto, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 13, 2012.


[leftcolumn] Steve was born December 3, 1952 in Waupun, the son by Willis and Ramona DeVries Mulder. Steve attended Central Wisconsin Christian High School, graduating in 1971. On July 27, 1973 he married Marilyn Alsum at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Waupun area all of their married lives. Steve was employed by Westra Construction in Waupun from 1972-2005. He then formed his own construction business, Steve Mulder Construction. Steve was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun where he served as elder and deacon. He also served on the board of Central Wisconsin Christian Schools. He enjoyed family camping trips, and followed his children’s sporting events. Steve loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed working with his sons in construction.

Steve is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marilyn Mulder of Alto; their children, Brad (Lyn) Mulder of Chicago, Carrie (Jeff) Stiemsma of Waupun, Jeremy Mulder of Alto, Eric Mulder and fiancée Erica Nugteren of Waupun, and Travis Mulder of Alto; three grandchildren, Johanna and Owen Mulder, and Aiden Stiemsma; his parents, Willis and Ramona Mulder of Waupun; three brothers, Dan (Phyllis) Mulder of Waukesha, Phil (Sharon) Mulder of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Joe (Sandy) Mulder of Delavan, WI; two sisters, Faye (Ron) Scheuers of Chino, CA and Amy (Larry) VandenBerg of Waupun; mother-in-law, Theresa Alsum of Randolph; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry (Paula) Alsum of East Friesland, Tony (Sandy) Alsum of Waupun, Norb (Sandee) Alsum of Randolph, Tom (Deb) Alsum of Randolph, Jan (Brian) Braaksma of Randolph, Lorie (Steve) Tillema of Randolph, and Lisa (Stuart) White of Randolph; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Newton Alsum.
[/leftcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Steve Mulder will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Craig Van Hill officiating.

[highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

[highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Steve Mulder may call on the family on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Friday at the church from 9:30-10:15 a.m.[/rightcolumn]

[full] [hr] The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. [/full] [hr]



  1. Jim & Karol Dillie Says: February 15, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Jim and I cannot begin to express how sad we are to learn of Steve’s death. Steve was a very kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today, tomorrow, and for the weeks ahead.

    Jim & Karol

  2. Archie & Marianne Nugteren Says: February 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Our thoughts and earnest prayers are with all of you as you grieve your very difficult loss. May the Lord surround each of you daily with His comforting presence, and give you the strength and courage you need.
    With our sincere condolences,
    Archie and Marianne Nugteren

  3. Dale & Renee Ter Beest Says: February 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God be with all of you during this difficult time of healing.

  4. Dan & Marge (Van Den Berg) Todd Says: February 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    To the Mulder family,
    Our sincere sympathy in the sudden loss of Steve, (son, husband, father, brother and friend). We had the privilege of talking to Steve on several occasions over the years while visiting Amy & Larry. We remember him for his kindness, sense of humor and welcoming ways. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time of grief. May the God of all comfort provide care and hope for a glorious future in heaven one day with all those we love that have gone on before.
    With Christ’s love,
    Dan & Marge (Van Den Berg) Todd

  5. Kevin and Joan Pasveer Says: February 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    To the Mulder Family

    We were sad to hear of your sudden loss. May you feel God’s peace and comfort surround you as you grieve for Steve. I have many fond memories of time spent in Waupun with the Mulder family with Amy and Larry during our Dordt years, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Cor. 1:2,3)

  6. Susan Karsten Says: February 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Such a sad loss. So sorry this happened, but we are grateful and comforted because we know the God of all Comfort and we know He will sustain you. Our family thought a lot of Steve and he will be missed by the entire community.

  7. Tim and Pam Van Den Berg Says: February 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    To the Mulder Family,

    We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Steve. We share many happy memories of the times we visited Waupun to spend time with Larry and Amy, our family and the Mulders. We will be praying for you and asking our heavenly Father to surround you with his love and uphold you during this difficult time of loss.

    Again, our sincere condolences for your loss,
    Tim and Pam Van Den Berg

  8. John & Julie Van Wyk Says: February 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    As Christian friends of Brad and Lynn, we want to offer our deepest sympathy to the entire Mulder Family for the sudden loss of Steve. May God grant you His peace during this time of sorrow and may you find comfort knowing that the Lord has called Steve to his eternal home.

    John & Julie Van Wyk
    Orland Park, Illinois

  9. Jack Krueger Says: February 17, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I am very sorry to hear the loss of Steve. I knew Steve when he and his boys would come down to Redi Serve Foods in fort Atkinson to do some work for Redi Serve. He would always talk to the shipping crew and he was a great guy. im am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Diana Gedamke Says: February 17, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Marilyn, I cannot imagine what you and your family must be going through right now. I remember Steve from some of the gatherings at WMH. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Rejoice in knowing that he now is walking in the presence of our Lord!

    Diana and Mark Gedamke

  11. Tim & Jenn Prim Says: February 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Joe & Sandy and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your brother, Joe. Your family has been in our prayers since we heard of his passing and will continue to be as you grieve this loss.

    In Christian Love,
    Tim & Jenn Prim
    Cedar Lake, IN

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