Christopher M. Steele

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Christopher M. Steele, 42, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home. He was a chef at Bearno's by the river and a certified sound technician. Christopher was a 1995 Providence graduate and attended University of Indianapolis. He was a talented song writer, actor and musician and played bass and guitar in numerous bands, and most recently for Bottom Sop. Christopher was born in Louisville, KY where he resided. He was raised in Jeffersonville, IN and was a lifelong catholic.
He is survived by his father Robert "Pat" Steele (Betty) of Jeffersonville, IN.; brother Andrew O. Steele (Katie McCarthy) of Jeffersonville, IN.; niece Anna Jean C. Steele; nephew John X. Steele.
He was preceded in death by his mother Jean M. Steele; grandparents Anna M. Steele, William R. Steele, Edward J. Koch Sr., and Emma J. Koch.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church and a reception will be held following mass at St. Augustine's Parish Hall for all family and friends that wish to attend. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at E.M. Coots' Sons Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Online condolences may be made at cootsfuneral.com
Published on April 3, 2019
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Taylor Ridings
Apr 05, 2019
Sharon and I are saddened to hear this news. Prayers to the family. Remember Chris growing up with our boys and what a delight he was. Very funny guy, he made me laugh. Rest in peace Chris.
Carl Kramer
Apr 05, 2019
I just learned of Chris's death from Joris and Roland. We have a guest this evening, so I'm unable to visit you at the funeral home. Please accept my heart-felt condolences on his passing. I always enjoyed working with Chris, Andy, and the other Scouts of Troop 89 and will remember him and the other boys very fondly. I am very sorry for your loss.

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Mike
Apr 04, 2019
He lived and loved life to the max.
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Aaron Smith
Apr 04, 2019
I haven't spoken to Chris since high school, but he was a great person to be around. He had a magnetic personality and was an all around fun guy and good person. All of my memories of him are good ones. It's damn sad to hear he's gone and I'm sorry for the people that were close to him.
Andrew Just
Apr 03, 2019
Had some unforgettable times with this guy. He definitely was one of a kind and a man who had many talents. Miss you buddy Chris Steel.
Matt hamlin
Apr 03, 2019
Love this guy, gonna miss him. So many memories
Michael smitzer
Apr 03, 2019
The worlds a colder lonlier place, and one of the worlds coolest, funniest and craziest best friends is gone, he was an unknown superstar, in personality and musical originality. In short, a lyrical mastermind and all around genius character. ... our bro had pipes and could write and sing in mind blowing depth and style imo, and in near ANY genre brilliantly. His words were of the highest order of intellect and harbored a levity few could fathom.. he was a world changer in waiting. Talented beyond just music, his particular signature genius was always interesting and uniquely chris to be around.. Truly a brother from another mother. Too much to say about him to even begin to present a gli...mpse of the individual he was...RIP BRO.. always there and always open to his friends. He was mh besf friend, and i struggled for years trying to encourage him to "pull up" and throttle back to change his habits.
I loved Christopher Steele like my own real brother Kevin, we were kindred souls in thought and art, my deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his brother and father who i met on a few occassions. We are all at such a great loss of such a unique, loving, inspiring individual, friend and family member. I sincerely regret having to state this, but i feel highly offended that NAMI is mentioned in Chris's obituary. Chris suffered from uncontrollable addiction that may have characteristics of mental illness while on substances, but i feel like the mention of mental illness insinuates he wasnt of a sound mind genetically, and nothing could bd further from the truth. He was brilliant, razor sharp and a trulh beautiful and healthy person at his core. Chris couldng let go of thd pain of losing his mother, equally close to his father, as he had told me of throughout the years, he never got over losing his mother. Chris was the one person who actually truly consoled md when i lost my father, and i tried and tried to recipriocate as best i could. Im sorry to say this, but i have to, i feel that the NAMI refference should be removed from his obituary asap. We all have vices and problems.. chris wasnt handicapped other than a physical addiction ttendancy toward substance abuse. I apologize fof being so bold, but i assure you my heart is in the right place znd this may upset others who knew him well. Thanks, peace love and happiness, may our mourning periods be bridf, but the celebration of who he was and what he meant to us echo for eternity in fond loving memory and laughter. Sincerely , Michael. 502-220-6496
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