Stephen C Gates

Stephen C Gates

JANESVILLE—- Stephen C. Gates, age 66, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at his home. He was born in Neillsville, WI on September 4, 1946, the son of Leo and Cory (Arneson) Gates. Stephen attended Janesville Public Schools, and lived most of his life in Janesville. He worked in Property Management for the last 10 yrs. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was retired from the Wisconsin National Guard. Steve was a member of VFW Post 1621.

He is survived by his 3 children: Melanie (Hawk) Hauke of Salem, OH, Stephen (Jennifer) Gates of Columbia City, IN, Cindy (James Schultz) Sagaitis of Janesville; 5 grandchildren: McKayla, Riley, Olivia, Owen and Trase; his father, Leo Gates of Janesville; 4 brothers: Mike (Pat) Gates of Janesville, Buff (Kathy) Gates of Falls Church, VA, Rick (Pam Meyers) Gates of Janesville, Greg (Kim) Gates of Columbia City, IN; and many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Janesville with Full Military Honors following.