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Stephen "Steve" Mark Straubel

Conroe, Texas

August 19, 1959 - May 15, 2024

Stephen "Steve" Mark Straubel Obituary

In loving memory of Stephen Straubel, husband, father, grandfather, whose life was a testament to dedication, adventure and service.


After a long battle with cancer Steve Straubel passed away peacefully at his home on May 15, 2024 at the age of 64. His loving family surrounded him.


Steve Straubel was born in Redwood City, California in 1959. He embraced the freedom of the skies by completing his pilot's license in 1977, four years later in 1981, he married his soulmate Sarah, and then in 1991 he was called to serve and protect and received his peace officer's license. In 2009, the Straubel family moved to Texas as a commitment to family and pursuit of a better life. Steve dedicated the final chapter of his career to serving his community at the Department of Public Services.


Growing up he was a passionate sports enthusiast whose heart beat strongest for the games of baseball, bowling, and golf. He was an avid baseball player and continued throughout college and onto coaching for St. Francis High School, his alma mater. On the bowling lanes, he formed lasting bonds with fellow fanatics through the shared thrill of competition. And on the fairways, his love for golf was evident by his decision to live on the 14th hole of a golf course. Steve's passion for sports was not merely a hobby, but a way to keep the family connected, inspiring his children to embrace the spirit of friendly competition and the joy of play. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched with his boundless love for the games.


Steve lit up at the mere mention of his grandchildren, each one holding a special place in his heart. From shopping trips with Mackenzie to fishing with Bryce and Brendon. Grandpa also cherished the J Boys (Joseph and Jacob) sleepovers which included watching movies, eating popcorn, wrestling, and always Grandpa's special pancakes in the morning. His favorite tradition during the holiday season was inviting the boys over and decorating the Christmas tree, each grandson taking turns to place the star on the tree from Grandpa's shoulders.


Steve was the son of Frank and Eleanor Straubel. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sarah (VunCannon) Straubel; his children, Mark Straubel and spouse, Nicole Straubel; Amanda Stemp and spouse, Bradley Stemp; Scott Straubel and spouse, Morgan Straubel; grandchildren, Bryce, Mackenzie, Brendon, Joseph, Jacob, and Jackson.


Steve's memory will forever be treasured by his extended family, friends, and all who were touched by his kindness, dedication and family values.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Stephen "Steve" Mark Straubel hosted by McNutt Funeral Home.

In loving memory of Stephen Straubel, husband, father, grandfather, whose life was a testament to dedication, adventure and service.


After a long battle with cancer Steve Straubel passed away peacefully at his home on May 15, 2024 at the age of 64. His loving family surrounded him.


Steve Straubel was born in Redwood City, California in 1959. He embraced the freedom of the skies by completing his pilot's license in 1977, four years later in 1981, he married his soulmate Sarah, and then in 1991 he was called to serve and protect and received his peace officer's license. In 2009, the Straubel family moved to Texas as a commitment to family and pursuit of a better life. Steve dedicated the final chapter of his career to serving his community at the Department of Public Services.


Growing up he was a passionate sports enthusiast whose heart beat strongest for the games of baseball, bowling, and golf. He was an avid baseball player and continued throughout college and onto coaching for St. Francis High School, his alma mater. On the bowling lanes, he formed lasting bonds with fellow fanatics through the shared thrill of competition. And on the fairways, his love for golf was evident by his decision to live on the 14th hole of a golf course. Steve's passion for sports was not merely a hobby, but a way to keep the family connected, inspiring his children to embrace the spirit of friendly competition and the joy of play. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched with his boundless love for the games.


Steve lit up at the mere mention of his grandchildren, each one holding a special place in his heart. From shopping trips with Mackenzie to fishing with Bryce and Brendon. Grandpa also cherished the J Boys (Joseph and Jacob) sleepovers which included watching movies, eating popcorn, wrestling, and always Grandpa's special pancakes in the morning. His favorite tradition during the holiday season was inviting the boys over and decorating the Christmas tree, each grandson taking turns to place the star on the tree from Grandpa's shoulders.


Steve was the son of Frank and Eleanor Straubel. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sarah (VunCannon) Straubel; his children, Mark Straubel and spouse, Nicole Straubel; Amanda Stemp and spouse, Bradley Stemp; Scott Straubel and spouse, Morgan Straubel; grandchildren, Bryce, Mackenzie, Brendon, Joseph, Jacob, and Jackson.


Steve's memory will forever be treasured by his extended family, friends, and all who were touched by his kindness, dedication and family values.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Stephen "Steve" Mark Straubel hosted by McNutt Funeral Home.

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