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Official Obituary of

Steven Edward Hren

January 31, 1944 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Steven Hren Obituary

HREN, Steven Edward, age 80 of Fremont, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Newaygo County Compassion Home in Fremont after a long decline in his health.  Steve was born January 31, 1944, in Shelby, Michigan to Harold and Hazel (Miller) Hren.  He loved spending time with family and friends, and was an avid outdoorsman.  In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, building guns, and snowmobiling.  He was a long-time member of the New Ocea Free Trappers muzzleloader gun club.

On December 26, 1963, he married his best friend, Carmen Ensing.  Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carmen Hren of Fremont; his children Jeff (Donna) Hren of Hesperia, Kelli (Mike) Garland of Twin Lake, and David Hren of Fremont; his grandchildren Jason (Nicole) Witteveen of Shelby, Trent Witteveen of Montague, Harley Hren and Cara Hren of New Era; his great grandchildren Jaimee Burd of Shelby, Julia Burd of St. Kitts, Kenley Witteveen and Jase Witteveen of Montague; his siblings Geraldine (John) Couturier of Hesperia, Joseph (Janice) Hren of Niles, and Randy (Karen) Hren of Hesperia; and many nieces/nephews and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Hazel (Miller) Hren, and his in-laws Harry Ensing, Byron Combs, and Alice (Schuiteman) Ensing / Combs.

Cremation has taken place, and there will be a time to visit with the family on Friday, March 1, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Countryside Church of Christ in Hesperia, 8063 Loop Road.  The Memorial Service will immediately follow the visitation at the church at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Dick Cotton officiating, and a luncheon will be held at Christ The King hall in Hesperia immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Newaygo County Compassion Home ( or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (  The online guest book is available at 

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Newaygo County Compassion Home for the tender loving care provided to Steve and his family during his end-of-life journey.

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Time of visiting with the family
March 1, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Countryside Church of Christ
8063 Loop Road
Hesperia, MI 49421

Memorial Service
March 1, 2024

12:00 PM
Countryside Church of Christ
8063 Loop Road
Hesperia, MI 49421


Newaygo County Compassion Home
20 S. Stewart Avenue, Fremont MI 49412

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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