March 19, 1963 - July 9, 2019
Steven Charles Kopp, age 56 of Florissant, Missouri. Steven Kopp, a master painter and life-long resident of Saint Louis Missouri, died of stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma on July 9, 2019 at approximately at 11:30 pm. Steve is survived by his parents Richard Kopp Jr. and Joanie Kopp, loving brother to his siblings; Toni Kopp-Collins (Wayne), Geoff Kopp (Staci) and Michelle Kopp-Tritch (Mike). Dear uncle to Robert Heimann, Lauryn Heimann and Grayson Kopp. Dear nephew, cousin, best friend to Lucky Cat and friend to many. Steve was born into this world on March 19,1963 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and lived in Kirkwood Missouri. He was brought up by his loving father, Richard Kopp Jr. He was raised with his beloved sister Toni Kopp-Collins. Steve attended McNair Elementary School and graduated Hazelwood West High School in 1981. He lived in his beautiful brick ranch home in Florissant Missouri for 26 years. Steve left us here on earth on July 9, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital approximately 11:30 pm and he was 56 years of age. Steve was diagnosed with stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma in November of 2018. He not only battled cancer but also was battling a series of complications since December after his kidney was removed. He fought for his life with courage, strength and bravery. He was a warrior to say the least. Steve was a forever fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. He loved attending a game with his family and friends any time he had the opportunity. He kept every ticket stub to every game he attended as his souvenir. When he was sick you would find him in his bed rooting for either the Cardinals or the Blues as he still watched every game. When the Blues were in the playoffs the excitement you were able to see in Steve’s face radiated throughout the room! He was able to watch game 7 in comfort and cheered them on the entire way to the Stanley Cup. Steve was a collector of experiences and memories. He thrived in the outdoors and cherished his excursions with family and friends. He loved being free on his 4-wheeler and camping underneath the starry sky. He sought out the simple pleasures of life by being one with nature and telling stories by the campfire. The two places he visited most and that were his favorite included: Land between the Lakes State Park in Kentucky and St. Joe State Park in Missouri. He also enjoyed taking long bike rides exploring state parks and the St. Louis area. Steve was very proud of his Missouri concealed permit to carry and took up range shooting as a hobby. He took it very seriously and was passionate for safety. Steve spent many weekends on the family farm with his grandfather, father and cousins hunting. These moments he held close to his heart. Steve was a musician. He needed no sheet music; he played from his ear. He played the violin at an early age and learned to play the drums as an adult. He was also fond of the harmonica. One could get lost in his love for music and all the great bands he rocked out to during his time here on earth. He kept a scrapbook of ticket stubs from all the concerts he attended with a message for each ticket. He was known for wearing a K-She 95 t-shirt and that was his station of choice. The steady hand he had to paint was amazing to watch. He painted with the biggest smile on his face as it was his passion. Steve’s biggest accomplishment was to start his own company, S&K Painting, in 2009. His lifelong goal was to have a career that he loved and when he talked about it you felt the enthusiasm and intensity in his voice for painting. He spoke numerous times while sick that he couldn’t wait to beat cancer so he could get back to work, back to what he loved doing. During these last few months Steve never lost his zest for life nor the drive to get back to what he loved. The smile on his face was contagious and lasted until the last moments of his passing. He wanted nothing more than to get back to his home, his beast of a truck, to start painting again and start living life. He was nothing short of an inspiration to all of us with his positive attitude and lovable character. Steve spent the last day of his life in the hospital surrounded by his family. He ate one of his favorite meals which consisted of pizza and of course cake with ice cream and strawberries (he loved his sweets). He was alert and able to share his last words, stories and appreciation to everyone he loved. He made sure we all laughed together one last time. We will remember Steve as the outgoing, fun-loving, determined, spontaneous and carefree man he was in this world. He touched so many of our lives with that gleaming smile and positive attitude. He will be carried with us in our hearts for the rest of our journey. We will miss you Steve and we know you are looking down on us on that 4-wheeler in the sky. Services: The Memorial Service will be held at Archway Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. A Memorial Gathering intended for final thoughts and condolences will be shared from 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Steven Charles Kopp, age 56 of Florissant, Missouri. Steven Kopp, a master painter and life-long resident of Saint Louis Missouri, died of stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma on July 9, 2019 at approximately at 11:30 pm. Steve is survived by his... View Obituary & Service Information
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