Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

July 28, 1957 - October 04, 2020

Michael Stewart

July 28, 1957 - October 04, 2020


Mike Stewart was born on July 28, 1957, in Hebron, Nebraska, to his parents Jack and Pat Stewart.  He was the second child and first son for Jack and Pat, joining his sisters Lynne and Julie.  He grew up in Hebron as part of the “Dead End Gang.”  Mike was a rambunctious boy who created a lot of “excitement” in Hebron as he grew up, including when he drove to Kansas when he was 14 years old!

Once he graduated from high school, he attended the University of Nebraska for a semester, but decided he was ready for more adventure, so he began his career working on the railroad.  He joined the Union Pacific and worked in Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and California, taking on more and more, culminating in him operating the Ohio Crane.  He always loved his work, and went on to work with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Jackie Patterson Rail Construction, the CPUC and most recently Simon Wong – Kleinfelder.  Everywhere he worked, he earned the respect of his co-workers and created enduring friendships that continue to this day.

While living in Las Vegas, he met his wife Mary in the summer of 1981 at a ZZ Top Concert, and they embarked on a 39-year love affair, that included the birth of their beloved daughter Gabbie.  Gabbie inherited her father’s adventurous spirit, and they enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, swimming with sharks and parachuting together!

Throughout his life, Mike was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend.  His goodness and kindness made the world a lighter and brighter place.  Those who knew and loved Mike are devastated by this loss, but are committed to carrying his legacy forward.




  • Date & Time: October 15, 2020 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 16, 2020 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
  • Location: 7845 Santiago Canyon Rd. Orange, CA 92869 - (Get Directions)

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45 responses to Michael Stewart

  1. Katie McCann says:

    Mary, so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. May you hold your wonderful memories close to your heart during this difficult time.

  2. Stacy Owens says:

    My most heartfelt condolences. Lots of love to you all.

  3. Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to lift you and your family up at this very sad time!

  4. Tomas Lydahl says:

    A more loving and caring friend is impossible to find. No one has ever met Mike “Stew” without being touched by his love, humor and story-telling. I have never laughed as much with anyone as I have with “Stew” and I have more great memories with him than with anyone else.
    I love you and can’t imagine visiting So. California without spending time you you.
    All my limitless love to Gabbie and Mary

  5. Mike was one of the best kind of people. Stew knew how to love, how to laugh, and how to make other people laugh and feel welcome and comfortable. I loved Mike and aspire to be more like him, with such a kind heart and warm soul and just a touch of orneriness. #livelikemike

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