Kevin Jack Steuterman, 31, of Clinton, Utah, tragically lost his life in an avalanche while snowboarding near Park City, Utah on Friday morning, January 8, 2021.
As a young child growing up in Alpharetta, GA. Kevin loved everything about the outdoors. From snowboarding, to hunting, camping, travel, flying, scuba diving and even barbecuing, Kevin did everything with the same level of intensity and intentionality, striving to give life his absolute best.
He attended Louisiana State University where his participation in ROTC would lead to an eight-year career in the United States Air Force. Kevin was gifted with the natural abilities of a born leader and would rise to the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the military, Kevin transitioned to the Space Reserves with a lifelong ambition of someday traveling to the moon. Most recently Kevin held the position of senior project manager with Northrop Grumman.
In June of 2020, Kevin met the love of his life, Miss Karissa Kessinger. Karissa and Kevin enjoyed sharing the symphony, art, ballroom dancing as well as all outdoor activities. The couple were making plans to marry and share a life together when the accident occurred.
Kevin is survived by his father, Craig Steuterman; mother, Kim Steuterman; brother, Colin Steuterman; Sister-in-law, Sarah Brannon Steuterman and niece, Layne Marie Steuterman, aunts and uncles Erika Steuterman, John and Terry Daniels, Bruce and Patrice Petrik, Dave Petrik, Jackie Buckman, Mary and Chris Nielsen. Kevin was blessed to have 15 cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Jack and Marie Steuterman, Jack and Connie Petrik and uncle Ron Steuterman.
Visitation and a celebration of life service will be held for family and friends on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 am at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City UT.
For friends who are unable to attend the services in Utah, a second memorial service will held at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2850 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA. Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a contribution in Kevin’s honor to help build the Sports & Leadership Training Center at Mully Children’s Family https://mcfus.org/sports-academy/ or help the wonderful Summit County Search and Rescue teams at https://fscsar.org/donate.html
Craig & Kim,
So very sorry to hear of this devastating news. May you find comfort in God's love for you all. My deepest condolences, Susan Ward
Very sorry for your loss Craig. Keeping your family in our prayers.
Craig and Family,
Please accept my condolences regarding the loss of Kevin. May the Peace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you during this difficult time. Amen
Hi, I went to LSU and was in AFROTC with Kevin. I'm currently stationed at Ramstein, Germany. Kevin was always super helpful and kind in college, and I can't count the mornings we'd thoughtfully discuss current events after reading the morning paper around breakfast. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.
Craig. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family. We saw the story on the news and the Park Record as well. What a wonderful and accomplished young man with service to our country and a bit adventure in his genes. We are sure you are very proud of Kevin.
We have lived in PC for the last 20 years and skied the mountain. I am sure being in the backcountry was always exhilarating. A thrill.
Prayers and Blessings to you all.
Just wanted to say my condolences go out to you and the family and friends.
Dear Craig, Kim & family,
We were so sorry to hear about Kevin. We remember him as a great football player and student at AHS. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Walt, Debbie & family
Craig and Kim,
So sorry to hear about your son. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and keep you.
Craig and Kim, our condolences on your loss of Kevin. May God grant you and your family the grace to persevere in this trying time. May God bless and rest his soul. Mike and Debbi Molletta
Rest easy Captain. IYAAYAS!
Kim, Craig, and Colin,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Kevin was such an important part of my brother’s life in high school and thus, became a part of mine. I will always remember our trip to Belize with him, Friday night football at AHS, and countless hangouts at our house. I am sending my most sincere thoughts and prayers to you during this time. Please know I will remember him well, and I am here if you need anything at all.
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Steuterman family and Karissa. We loved ♥️ Kevin ... his memory will live in our hearts and minds forever. We thank you for sharing him with us.
We pray 🙏🏼for God to grant him eternal rest and bring him into the light of His Presence.
Love, Gary & Debbie Kessinger & family
Craig and Kim,
So sorry to hear of the devastating news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
There are no words to convey the deep sadness I feel for the loss of such a young and vibrant man as Kevin. Uncle Ron and I are so proud of all he’s accomplished in his short life. Kevin loved his family and his country and he would have worked hard to make this world a better place. Kim and Craig, you raised a fine young man and are to be commended for all the good you taught him that he then shared with the world.
Kevin, you are already missed but I know Uncle Ron and your loved ones who have already passed are with you. Please let them know we miss them and cherish them with all our hearts, just as we will always cherish you. You are missed.
Words cannot console your grief. Jack's exquisite soul is eternal and while his physical body will be greatly missed, his soul will be with you, in you, guiding you and eternally loving you.
The world is wonderfully blessed to have had Jack contribute to its beauty and well being.
With Deepest of Sympathy,
Contractor @ KAFB SMC/DCIO
My deepest condolences. Stunned this morning to read the email from the UPS retiree group. I am so sorry. Please let me know if there is an organization i can make a contribution to in Kevin’s memory.
Kim & Craig,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Kevin. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and the family.
Stan & Karen Cwalinski
Craig & Kim, Collin and Steuterman Family,
There are simply no words to express our sorrow for Kevin's departure to the heavens. At the end of the day, all I can think since we heard of Kevin's departure, is that Kevin lived his life to its fullest, and went to heaven living and pushing "self", doing what he loved. There is a lot of peace in that quality of life - and probably exceeds most people's way of life in a lifetime. To Karissa, many prayers and peace a you move forward.
We continue to pray for your peace and that you remember the great times and memories you had together.
With much love, family first,
Jack carried with him an extremely positive energy which was absolutely contagious. His upbeat attitude and easygoingness allowed anyone to feel comfortable around him. Though I didn't know him long, he and I quickly became friends at work and I can say for certain that he will be missed. Rest easy, Jack.
My deepest sympathy to the fiancé and family. I have very fond memories working with Kevin for a couple of years on the DSCOVR launch mission out of Kirtland AFB, NM. What and amazing young man and hard worker. Praying the Lord’s peace and comfort for you all.
Dear Kim (Pete), Craig and the entire family,
I am so saddened by your loss of such an incredible young man. His many talents, gifts, and accomplishments are a genuine reflection of who you are. You raised an incredible son. I’m sure he was giving life all the gusto he had and living to the fullest. I know the Holy Spirit is close to all of you now, lending comfort. But also know your many friends are sending prayers and hugs from across the miles. May Kevin’s spirit live on in your heart of hearts. I love you - Amy McKay
To the Family of Jack Steuterman,
I send my deepest condolences for the lost of your beloved Grandson, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Cousin.
You may not know me as I am a relatively new friend of Jacks. I only had the blessing to work with Jack at JDAM (Hill AFB) for a short time (of 3 months). I was the new 2Lt around. Very nervous to start my career as a Program Manager. Although it was a short time to get to know Jack. Let me tell you though. This man had a great impact on me. Like an older Brother. Jack had a calming affect on my worries and always seemed to say the perfect words of wisdom when it came to speaking to me about my worries. The personal conversations we had, golf outings on base, lunch get-togethers, College Football games we watched, and the funny jokes we cracked up laughing about in the office...will all be memories that i will never forget :). Jack made me feel so welcomed to the team and gave me such awesome advice for my career and to go for it. "Work Hard & Send it!" he would say while laughing. Jack was a true leader and i will miss him greatly. He will not be forgotten. Although gone from this plane, he is still with you all. God bless you Steuterman Family in this difficult time and know that he IS with you all!
-2Lt Colton Stowe
Kevin Jack was a true gift to the world and the time he spent with us will be cherished and never forgotten. Our deepest, sincere condolences. - Michael and Mallory Petrik
To Craig and Kim, we are heartbroken for you and wish you extra strength, love and faith during this unimaginable time.
We send our prayers and sincere condolences to the Steuterman family and Kevin's loved ones. He contributed a strong work ethic and sharp mind to the 649 MUNS when we served together and will always be part of the AMMO family.
To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sorry for my son Asa's loss also. Kevin was Asa's best friend even after college days at LSU. Kevin spent a lot of time at my home and got to eat some of his first cajun meals here, watched plenty of LSU games here, saw his first prison rodeo with us and we were so happy that he joined us on the Amtrak to DC to see my son graduate from OCS. Kevin was one of my kids while he was here. I know he was always appreciative and we loved having him around. He will be truly missed by us all. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to all of you.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all during this time.
-TSgt Dorman (Los Angeles Air Force Base)
Craig and Kim, Our hearts go out to you and your whole family on the loss of Kevin. Just by reading all of the wonderful things he accomplished in such a short time I know you are so proud. We remember him as a strong hardworking team mate on the Alpharetta High School football team where our son Brett played with him. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda and Steve Shambach
I know you don't know me , I'm ambers cousin, her dad asked my mom are siblings. And sis to fred Raymond bundy, I read ambers post on this terrible accident, I hope you can answers that heavenly father needed him but pain is real and sad . sending my warmest hugs to you all.
Craig and Kim, are hearts hurt at the news of Kevin's accident. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. God's blessings to you.
Brent & Linda
Karissa, and all of Jack's loved ones. Our hearts go out to you at this time of great sadness. I wish we had had the opportunity to meet Jack. We are glad you had such quality time together.
We are still sorry for your loss, you will all be in our thoughts and prayers
Lisa and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, and send our deepest condolensces. Having also lost a son, may you & your family be comforted in your faith during this difficult time.
"Jack" & the Steuterman family,
My sincerest condolences go out to you all in this time of grief. I've been at loss of words since hearing about this unfortunate event. Jack was my program manager while working with Joint Direct Attack Munition for the USAF. His leadership and friendship were affirming attributes of making our world a better place. Jack, may you rest in power. We'll see you again...
Craig and Kim, my heart goes out to you at this devastating time. You are in our prayers for comfort and peace in the times ahead.
Kim Craig and Colin.
We are so sorry for your loss of Kevin. What a wonderful young man and human being.
Not many people are so motivated in their lives that they know what they want to be and have a plan to get accomplished at such an early stage. Kevin obviously was one of those unique individuals.
His cousins were all fond of him and I think some what in awe as they learned of his latest adventures and accomplishments and then reconnected during family visits - same Kevin -warm heart friendly smile strong confident presence.
As we remember and honor him our prayers and thoughts will always be with your family.
My heart is breaking with yours over this tragic loss. Unfathomable pain ! Please know that I love you & am praying for strength, healing, peace & trust that God is holding you up through this.
Dear sweet friends.
We wanted to let you know we are praying for you every day. Our hearts go out to you and we are sincerely sorry. May the Lord hold your hands and give you peace. May He comfort you and give you strength. Please know we are here for you. With love, Mary, Chris, Lindsay, Joe and Justin
I watched Kevin grow up with my son... just a great all around kid into a great role model as an adult...YOU WILL BE MISSED! You touched us all, with love , Dave
Craig , Kim, Colin and Sarah
I am so heartbroken over your loss of your son, brother, and friend!! I am speechless and overcome with grief for the devastation you must be feeling right now. We will be constantly praying for Gods grace, strength, and comfort to get you through this ! We are honored to support Mully’s children’s home in honor of your son..
Andrea and Dru Ferris and family
Dear Capt Steuterman Family, Friends and Loved Ones,
Jack will be sorely missed by his US Air Force and US Space Force family. His service and dedication were apparent even in the short time that he was a part of the USAF Reserves. He had just come on-board in December with USSF Space and Missile Center as a Reservist. I was immediately impressed with his articulate and engaging manner. He leaves a hole that will be hard to fill. My family and I send our sincerest condolences to you and yours, and will continue to pray for healing and support during this trying time. On behalf of a grateful nation for his service, we thank Jack and you.
Division Chief, Space and Missile Center
Kim, Terry, and family. I can’t imagine the pain you all are suffering from Kevin’s departure. As the mother of a son who spends a lot of time in the backcountry, I have to admit that I have thought about the possibility of this happening. But the reality of it is something I couldn’t let myself even imagine. I am so so sorry and send my love and prayers. I am holding you in my thoughts daily. Love, your “sista” Pam Protheroe
Craig and Kim, please accept our heartfelt sympathy as You reflect on the wonderful life lived by Kevin. You raised a wonderful man that made a huge difference in many of our lives. Thank you for sharing him with us!
To Kevin's Family and Karissa,
We send our deepest sympathy. We came to know Kevin through the deep friendship he shared with our son, Tim Rogers. Over the years, "Kevin stories" have become a regular part of our communications with Tim. Doug was blessed to know Kevin through the group's yearly ski trips, as well. After all the wonderful shared stories, I was able to meet Kevin face-to-face at Tim and Stephanie's wedding.
Kevin was remarkable! We know the pain that comes with the loss of a son. We also know that heaven will bring us back together with our sons, and for this we patiently wait, and are eternally grateful. Rest in the comfort of the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and know that our prayers cover each of you as you grieve and celebrate Kevin.
Grace & Peace,
Doug and Whitney French
Craig , Kim, And Colin —I am so sad to hear of your loss. You are and have been in our prayers during this tragic news.
We send our deepest condolences for the loss of Kevin. I am grateful for the childhood memories we shared as cousins, but more than ever, I wish I had the chance to know him more as an adult. I always heard how well he was doing, how smart, ambitious, and adventurous he was. We are saddened to learn he had passed too soon, but know his passing will leave a lasting positive mark on many. He was very fortunate to have the life he led, his loving family and friends. God bless Kevin, and all of those who loved him. May he Rest In Peace.
Craig, Kim & Colin...May the Lord give you peace and healing. We love you and are praying for you.Isaiah 41: 10. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. May the Lord be praised for gifting you with Kevin, a brilliant wonderful man❤
Blessings and Love
Dickson & Mary Mully
I'am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping the whole family in my prayers. Brother Kevin definitely gone too soon.
Accept my deepest and sincerest condolences.
Dear Kim, Craig and Colin,
We are so saddened to hear the news of the loss of Kevin. So deeply sorry you have to go through a heartbreak like this. Sharing in your sorrow and keeping your family in our most caring prayers.
Love to you all,
Sue and Brian McMillan
We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin was a unique young man who knew what he wanted. His life has blessed many others through his leadership. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
Kevin was one of my standout ROTC cadets. I am so saddened to learn of this tragic accident.will keep him and his family in my prayers.
Dearest Kim & Craig,
The news of Kevin’s loss is heartbreaking. Please know that there is boundless love and prayer being offered for you both and your family. May the beautiful memories of your son help you through this difficult time. God bless.
Tom, Judy, Jenny & Stephanie Parson
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Steuterman,
Please accept this note extending my condolences to you both on the death of your son Kevin. I am Ward Scott, the father of Tim Rogers, one of your son’s friends. I recall meeting Kevin at Tim’s wedding only 18 months ago in Las Vegas. Among the group of young men at the wedding, he was the quietest, and most introspective, but when he spoke, they all listened. He had a quiet confidence about him, not the over bearing bravado of so many his age. And I though at that time what wonderful parents he must have.
Tim called me absolutely distraught upon the news of your son’s passing. Over and over he said how he tried to emulate Kevin in living his own life. He admired your son for the success he was having in his new civilian life in Utah, that he had met the right girl, and a wedding and big family was on the way. How things can change in an instant! I cant begin to imagine your sense of loss at this time, but hope that knowing the how well he was loved and respected, can be a source of comfort, and that with God’ loving presence, you can begin to heal and carry on in time.
Craig and Kim, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May god be with you now and always.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Craig, Kim, and Family,
We are sending our love and prayers. Beautiful ceremony celebrating Kevin’s life. Craig has been a pillar in my life and now I return the favor with deep faith and healing.
Craig, Kim and Colin,
I was just shocked when I heard about Kevin. I still remember Kevin running and playing in the neighborhood as a little guy. I can only express my deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. I can understand the pain as I lots Carolyn last year. May God touch you with his healing hands and comfort you in this difficult time.
Steuterman Famiiy- We are so deeply sorry for your tragic loss. We remember Kevin as a high schooler when we first moved into Kimball Farms. He was always so friendly & polite; a true gentleman. And we were truly blessed to have your family as neighbors for so many years. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
On behalf of Nicoya Beach Holdings Ltd, I wish to extend our sympathies to Jacks family and friends. While I never got to know Jack personally, he was part of our shareholder community and was interested and committed to the work that we do.
Nicoya Beach Holdings Ltd