Stephen Dodig, Age :73
Jan 26,1947---Jan 04,2021

On Monday, January 4th, 2021, Stephen Dodig, loving father and grandfather of two children, two stepchildren, and five grandchildren, passed away at the age of 73.  

Stephen was born on January 26th, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas to Bronko and Frances (Horvat) Dodig.  An Army veteran, Stephen served in the Vietnam war.  He spent his career in jewelry custom design and repair.  Stephen was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a dedicated family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. A caring man, Stephen was a storyteller of life who would give you the shirt off his back and the last dollar in his pocket.   

Stephen was preceded in death by his Father Bronko, Mother Frances, his wife Sharon (Miller) Sprenkel-Dodig, and three sisters Donna, Kathleen, and Margaret. He is survived by his children Simica, Dack, Gwen, and Andy, and grandchildren Breeleigh, Leah, Brandon, Drew, and Julia. He is also survived by his sisters Lorraine and Patricia, his brother John, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

No services are planned.


Thomas E Sprenlel Jan 08 ,2021

Patricia and I are very sorry to hear of Steve's death. Our prayers go to the family and the many friends of Steve. He will be missed.

Pete Mirkovich Jan 09 ,2021

friend ,Chicago ,Illinois

Simica and Dack: Sande and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will dearly miss your dad. He was very special to me. "Those who we have loved and lost echo still within our thoughts, words and deeds. Who they were has become woven into who we now are." Počivaj u miru i vječnaja pamjat Pete & Sande Mirkovich

Joey Budimlija Jan 09 ,2021


Simica and Dack: We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We grew up with your dad at St. George Church and he was more than a good friend, he was like a brother to all of us. He will be missed. Memory Eternal Vjecnaja Pamjat Joey & Delle Budimlija Sylvaine (Budimlija) & Dave Neises Mary Jean (Budimlija) & Jeff Venema

Mary and Jack Lichtenberg Jan 10 ,2021

We were so sad to read the news this morning. We enjoyed our years of working with Steve. Prayers coming your way.

Gerry and LInda Golubski and Family Jan 10 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Simica and Dack, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. The last time we saw Steve he hadn’t changed at all; always smiling, quick with a story and a laugh. We had always enjoyed visiting with Steve when you two and our daughters were in school together. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May Steve Rest In Peace!

Dr. Kathy Chartrand Jan 10 ,2021

I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing. It was a delight to meet him and discuss Stawberry Hill and jewelry design. I pray that you feel God's comfort.

Lea Deas Jan 11 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Simica and Dack, What wonderful memories I have of times that myself and Rod (deceased) spent in the company of your father. So sorry for your loss.

Sandra L Mance Jan 18 ,2021

Friend of his Father and Step Mom ,DeSoto ,Kansas

Met Stephen years ago at Stephens grandmothers home. His Dad was very proud of him. He was a kind, soft spoken young man well thought of by his Dad and his Step Mother Anna. May he rest in peace.