Steve was born November 10, 1931 in Fremont, Ohio, a son of the late Julius and Margaret (Kiss) Serfozo. He attended school in Fremont, Ohio. Following high school Steve entered the United States Air Force, serving from September 27, 1951 until September 28, 1955. He was stationed in Alaska. On June 18, 1955 Steve was united in marriage to the sister of his Air Force buddy, the former Elizabeth “Betty” Sellner in St. Paul, Minnesota. Following their marriage the couple lived in Minneapolis for three years before moving to Milwaukee. Steve was employed as an insurance inspector for O’Hanlon Reports Insurance Company, retiring in 1993.Over eleven years the couple welcomed five children into their home. Steve’s children remember him as a vibrant, friendly, loving, witty, responsible, and caring father. Steve was accomplished at business and investment, and was often the life of the party. He was a dedicated individual who loved life and was passionate about family, friendships, traveling, and playing cards. He was an active and dedicated member of the VFW Post 2723 and the American Legion Post 117. He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.
Steve is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 63 years, Betty, of Shawano; his children, Vicki (Tim) Anderson of Sussex, Cheri (Glen) Sauer of Cape Coral, FL, Steve (Vanessa) Serfozo of Menominee Falls, Gary (Julie) Serfozo of DePere, and Scott Serfozo of Mukwonago; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law, Jerry (Anita) Sellner of Burnsville, MN; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and George Serfozo; and his sister, Margaret.
A Memorial Mass for Stephen J. Serfozo will be celebrated on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Fr. Tom Farrell will be the Celebrant. Visitation will take place at the church from 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Following Mass, full Military Honors will be accorded by Shawano American Legion Post 117 at the church. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred.