JENNIFER ANN (BERLIN) STEPNAK

Jennifer Ann (Berlin) Stepnak went to be with her Lord on July 19, after delivering her final wonderful gift Brianna Grace Stepnak. Jenni had the warmest heart, the most contagious laugh, a continually listening ear, and a special way of always seeing the good in people. Jennifer was born on July 10, 1987 on her parents fifth wedding anniversary. Jenni grew up in Millington where she was very active in many activities such as softball, volleyball and was a member of Red Letter Edition. Jennifer went on to further her education at Grand Valley State University where she earned her BSN in May of 2010. While at GVSU Jenni was involved with Alternative Breaks where she spent her spring breaks helping underprivileged people across the world. Upon becoming a Registered Nurse, Jenni went on helping people as a nurse working at St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids and most recently at Aspirus Keweenaw hospital in Laurium, Michigan. On May 7, 2016, Jennifer married the love of her life, Michael Paul Stepnak; they were the perfect couple, and brought out only the best in each other. Jenni and Mike resided in Hancock. Jenni loved spending time with her family and friends, helping other people and her frisky puppy, Bailey. Jennifer is survived by her loving husband Michael; beautiful daughter Brianna; her parents, Tim and Sherry Berlin; sister, Jacki and Brian Northup with nieces and nephew Addy, Aubrey and Grayson; brother, Matthew Berlin; Michael’s parents, Marvin and Victoria Stepnak, Joyce Stenak and Rick Fibranz; sister-in-law, Ann Marie Stepnak; grandparents, Bob and Pat Berlin, Sandy Becker, Domnick and Ann Ambroggio. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncle and cousins. She was preceded in death by grandparents, William Szabo, Stanley and Nellie Stepnak and cousin, Evan Turner. Visitation for Jenni will take place at AJ Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road, Troy, Michigan on Friday, July 28 from 1-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service which begins at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to establish an educational fund for daughter, Brianna.

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