From Jim, Stephen’s brother:
" With broken hearts my parents and I wanted to let everyone know that Steve Lecheler (son/brother) suddenly and unexpectedly passed away late this week. Covid-19 is suspected but not confirmed.
Steve loved so many different things it was hard to find a hobby or interest he didn’t have. From rucking and weight lifting to knitting and 3-D printing. From B-movies and Sci-fi to acting and singing with friends in a local theatre troupe. From Ingress and gaming (including producing and participating in postcasts) to chowing down at Monkey King Noodle Company, washing it all down with a local cider or beer.
Right now everything feels surreal and we are left with more questions than answers. Steve is loved and will be remembered always. In lieu of flowers etc. we would ask that you take time to connect with those you love, consider donating to your favorite charity in remembrance, or donate to Steve’s favorite charity https://supporters.eff.org/donate/
Be safe, and please keep Steve in your thoughts and prayers.
Stephen’s facebook profile is public, or at least a large portion is.