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Obituary: Stephen Franklin Hall

Stephen Franklin Hall, lifelong resident of the Marion area passed away at home, with family by his side, on Sunday, May 19, 2024. He was 77.
Steve was born on September 9, 1946, in Reed City, Michigan to Forrest Franklin and Ella Mae (Butler) Hall. He grew up in the area and became a graduate of Marion High School before enlisting in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country and returned home to begin a brief career as an EMT and County Sheriff’s Deputy. During that time Steve had begun taking local classes in electronics and computers, and before too long took over teaching some of the courses. Eventually, that knowledge and passion for technology blossomed into a 35 plus year career in building and fixing home PC’s in addition to providing other technical support. Steve enjoyed his time on the computer but also enjoyed reading and read a lot! He often spent time reading sci-fi and military books, or basically anything else he could get his hands on. Steve will be deeply missed.
Stephen is survived by his significant other, Carol S. Hendrickson of Marion; his children, Forrest Hall, Leander “Lee” Hall, and Micheal Hall; step-children, Elaine Hendrickson, Michael Milligan, and Lauren Bester; grandchildren, Stewart and Emma Hall; one brother, Donald (Jean) Hall; one sister, Debbie Bowman; as well as many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Leon Hall, Larry Ray Hall, Emmett Hall, Glenn Hall, Robert Hall, and Charlie Hall; and two sisters, Marcia Kipp and Betty Mae Fewless-Baum.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wexford-Missaukee ISD with CNET-Hall in the memo line, to benefit the students of the CNET program at Career Tech Center. Contributions to WMISD with CNET-Hall in the memo line may be mailed to 9901 13th Street, Cadillac, MI 49601.
Memorial services will take place at 12 noon on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Marion United Methodist Church, with a light luncheon to follow. His urn will be laid to rest at a private service at Greenwood Cemetery in Marion also at a later date. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at The family is being served by the Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home.

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