Stephen Alan Fornelli, 71, passed away at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, on January 5, 2020.
Steve was born on May 10, 1948 in Columbus, KS, son of Anthony D. and Mattie (Patch) Fornelli. Steve moved with his family to Lawrence at age five. He attended schools in Lawrence, KS, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1966. Athletics, Boy Scouts and 4-H were an important part of Steve’s formative years.
He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University; and worked in Kansas, Colorado and California.
Steve served with the U.S. Army 84th Artillery in Vietnam in 1969.
Survivors include his three brothers: Richard (Linda) Fornelli, Carlsbad, CA; Donald Fornelli, Gary (Debby) Fornelli, both of Lawrence; five nephews, three nieces, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held January 25, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. Inurnment will be at McKee cemetery, McCune, KS, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Steve’s name to Douglas County 4-H Foundation, 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS 66046 and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W.13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.