Stephen “Steve” Michael Dice

“I ain’t mad at yay! I got nothing but love for you, so do your thing”- Tupac

Stephen “Stevie” Micheal Dice, 43, Eudora passed away at our country home on Friday Oct, 5, 2018, of natural causes.

He leaves behind his wife Rebecca A. Tompkins, whom he married Oct 8, 2005, on his parents 40 acre horse plantation in LaCygne, Ks.

Steve’s four children survive him, Taylor Ann (13), Paityn Rae (11), Stephen “Teven” Lee (9), and Kollyn JoLei (8).

Steve was an excellent fun charismatic Father and Daddy first and foremost to our 4 children. They were his heart. He would have chosen going to the park, swinging them and pretending they kicked him, throwing them in the pool or chasing/herding goats with them. He loved pulling the kids in the plastic swimming pool with the tractor or having a popcorn and movie night with them over anything else in the world. I believe being a Father was his dream come true.

He has been deemed for all eternity as the “funny uncle” who will put your shoes in the microwave, garnish them with ketchup, pretend to eat them or stick them on the ceiling fan. He loved to laugh and create laughter for everyone around him. During dinner out, everyone always knew Steve would return from the bathroom at some point with the longest trail of toilet paper on his shoe and walk around the entire restaurant until everyone was laughing.

He actively and avidly loved music. He always had a song to sing, especially if it annoyed the pre/teens in the house. His life’s aspiration was to be a white rapper, and he was a darn-good one. He worked on his music diligently, with some reluctance as in the back of his head touring never seemed a valid option. He never wanted to leave our home and be away from his family.

Instead, he dedicated his life’s work to becoming a successful small business owner and expert at Home Security, both online and with ADT. He also did a stent at Dex Media, which he felt was only to meet John White and other good friends he still cherishes today.

He was preceded in death by several of his beloved family members. His Mother, Susan Rushing (Macaluso), his Father-in-law, Gary Tompkins, and his Grandparents: Grandpa “Mac” (Nicklaus Macaluso), “Papa” Eldon Cook and Gloria Cook. Stevie’s mentors, whom we know are welcoming him with open arms. And they can now attend every Chiefs game from the sideline and every future KU basketball game from the rafters together again.

Survivors include his parents, Stephen Dice & Debbie Dice of LaCygne, his four children who are named above. His Mother-in-law, Deborah Tompkins, Topeka. His sisters, Jennifer (Dice) Williams (David), Overland Park, Nicole Dalton (Dustin), Lenexa. Sister-in-laws Jenny Bicknell (John), Kimberly McCourt (Micheal), and LeAnn Deters (Ryan) all of Topeka; his brothers, Travis Carpenter (Kelly), Leawood, Dave Earl Hall, Dallas & Florida; Grandama Theresa Macluso, Lenexa and Grandma Mary Cook, Olathe; Nieces and nephews, Olivia and Aldon Williams; Braxton and Kinley Dalton; Kayla Hutzell, Bailey, Emma and Carter Bicknell; Caden, Leila, Mary, and Owen McCourt; Ali, Will and Garrett Deters.
Shockingly Survived by Eminem & Adam Duritz, but currently partying upstairs with Tupac, Prince, and Michael Jackson.

Please excuse the music choices. It is what Steve would have wanted more then anything.

Dance, love, smile and laugh. That is what he would have wanted. Those are the things we will always remember and cherish sharing with Steve in this life until we meet him again.

“I just can’t sit back and wallow, in my own sorrow, but I know one fact…. I’ll be one tough act to follow” – Eminem

A Catholic Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. followed by a visitation until 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary 1003 John L. Williams Dr. Eudora, KS 66025

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made on behalf of Steve Dice to his children’s college savings accounts and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

23 Condolences

  1. Staci Prawl on October 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Becky, Taylor, Paityn, Teven, and Kollyn,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. The special bond he had with his children truly showed. I pray that the memories you have with him bring you comfort during this difficult time. With prayers for peace and blessings,

  2. Lori foos on October 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss!!! You r in our prayers!!!

  3. jean gunn on October 9, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Becky and Family Steve will always be a part of you and your family. Remember the happy times, the smiles, the dinner table talk, the talking between you both after the kids were asleep, and yes even the not so good talks they are what made you a family. Steve is with God. We love you all. Uncle Dave Aunt Jean Alex Liz.

  4. Troy Blakely on October 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I was deeply saddened hearing of Steve’s passing. He was truly a special and unique person. Sending prayers to all of his remaining family. May peace be with you all.

  5. Scott and Jody Keltner on October 9, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to your family.

  6. Kris (Liezert) Tajchman on October 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Becky – I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you. It sounds like he was the best. I hope his laughter and love lives on in you and your kids.

  7. Rob Trupp on October 9, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I can’t find the proper words to help you in your loss and sorrow. You are a strong and talented women and will recover with time. I want you to know that I think of you often and now have more to pray for you. May the Lord bless and keep your family comforted.

    Dr. Rob Trupp

  8. Chris Smith on October 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm


    I am so very sorry for you and your dear family’s loss…. You will be in my family’s continued thoughts and prayers. I had the pleasure of attending school with Steve my freshman and sophomore year at BV, along with working at Joe’s Barn together with nonestop laughs and shenanigans. I will sure miss Steve’s rap FB post and his great sense of humor…. See you again, bro!

  9. Ines Williamson on October 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Never had the pleasure of meeting you in person but my friends and I enjoyed your rap videos, keep shining and dancing in the highest! Love The Williamson Family.

  10. Andy Gilmore on October 10, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Steve and I where friends all the way back to junior high. I’m still stunned and am sorry for your lost. I’ll continue to pray for you and your family that God’s peace will surround you and keep you.

  11. Steven Cox on October 10, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Steve you were my best friend in elementary school. Even though we only texted rarely throughout the years, you will be forever remembered in my heart. You’ll always be my brother! Peace be with you until we meet again.

  12. Terri Dixon on October 10, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. To the family, my deepest sympathies. 🙁

  13. Holly Kracl on October 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Prayers and hugs to all. You and the kids will be in my thoughts and prayers daily.

  14. Joshua Collichio on October 10, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    You will be missed my freind. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

  15. Alisa Reintjes on October 10, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I went to high school with Steve and we worked together at Joe’s barn. I’ll always remember a kindness he did me when we were entering KU together and he and his mom took me with them to a freshman orientation day. It’s the little things in life that add up to make us who we are and Steve was one of those people who went out of his way to do those small kind things that mean so much to other people. The world has lost some of its kindness with his passing.

  16. Derek Osborn on October 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Your grief won’t be over in a week, a month or even a year. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. This will take a long time and we are all here for all of you.

  17. Kathy Silkey on October 11, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Rebecca – I am so sorry to hear of you and your family’s loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort that passes all understanding. If there is anything you need, please let me know! Love to all of you!

  18. William Martin on October 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

    We are so sorry for your families loss. We knew his mother and father when he was young. Such a sweet child. Our heart goes out especially for the children, wife, sisters, his father Steve, his Aunts, Uncles, cousins and grandma Teresa.
    Bill and Joni Martin

  19. Tricia McCourt on October 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Becky and kiddos,
    My prayers are with you all.
    Tricia McCourt

  20. Shawn Marney on October 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Steve was a great man. I graduated before him so his passing tears at my heart. Rest in Peace, Steve. You lived great.

  21. Todd Clark on October 14, 2018 at 2:24 am

    To Rebecca and all of Steves family I am so sorry for your loss!! Steve and I have known each other at least since highschool!! I remember just before the football season started getting in touch with him regarding draft week. Fantasy Football was a common bond between him myself and many of our mutual friends.

    Steve was a great friend and I am going to miss him!! R.I.P Steve!!!

  22. Jason Wright on October 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    You will always be remembered Steve. While it’s been a long time since we hung out together as crazy kids in elementary school, I cherish the fact we kept in touch after all the years. I will miss you and know you will be rooting for the Chiefs with me. May God bless the Dice family and may He bring you peace.

  23. Shelia Wright on December 31, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Shelia (Waddell) Wright
    I knew Steve as “Stevie” when he was just 7 years old when I dated his father for a short time. He was a precious little boy and am so glad to hear he grew up to be such a wonderful father and husband. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your children.

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