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. My deepest condolences to Mary and Gabbie, Julie and Lynn. May you find comfort in knowing that Mike lived every moment to its fullest. I will always remember that adorable smile of his that gave away just a hint of the orneriness behind it! Stew was my classmate and my friend; it is hard to imagine a world without him even though I’ve not seen him in many years. Rest in peace,Stew, and don’t be offering your Chiclets gum to the angels!

  2. Growing up with the Stewart’s…, Lynne and I were classmates, Tina & Mike in same class, Julie &Kim classmates ! Parents Jack & Pat Stewart and John &Fayrene Levendofsky were Best Friends!
    Mike Stewart enjoyed life everyday, Shared love and kindness, and always ready for a Party! May we learn to always smile and be happy like “Stew”. You will be missed but never forgotten! My love to his sisters, His wife, and His daughter ! We are all lucky to have shared in his joy! We miss you and love you forever! 

  3. My sincere condolences to the Stewart family and was a co- worker with Mike Stewart and I was fortunate to have know Mike .Mike was a great person that everyone got along with and was always lending a hand to help others as a team player . He will be miss may God bless him.

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  5. Mark Rogers says:

    I am so sorry about Stew’s passing. He was such a good friend to many and always had time for a game of golf or to just sit and tell the many stories he had over a cold one. I will miss his friendship and kind heart. RIP my friend

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