- November 11, 1955 - April 14, 2012
- Indianapolis, Indiana
of Steven's Passing
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“I was a friend of Steve's at Purdue and was just going through some pictures I had as we have a small Purdue Group on facebook. I am so sorry to...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Lynn Mack - Irvine, CA - Friend
“I first met Steve while walking to the Lilly Fitness Center. We became friends from that moment on. We both enjoyed playing basketball against the...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Dennis Howell - Indianapolis, IN
“So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I remember Steven back when he was at River Forest and Purdue. He was a good person.
3 of 29 | Posted by: Paula Erny - Hobart, IN - friend
“When I first arrived at Lilly in June 2009 Steve was one of the first people outside my group who I felt a real friendly connection with. Working...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Gregory Dyas - Carmel, IN
“As a new senior scientist at Lilly, I was eager to have someone in the lab with me. After hiring Steve I always teased him that he had to go to...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Jim Miller - Tetonia, ID
“Dear Diane, Mark and Liz,
I read about Steve in the Star when I was flying to New Orleans last week. I am so sorry.
I remember working with...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Terry Sowka - Indianapolis, IN
“I worked with Steve for many years before retiring from Lilly. My wife Ginny and I were saddened to learn of his death. Steve was a hard working,...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Robert Santerre - Arrowsic, ME
“I recall Steve as a reliable colleague who could always be counted on for a pleasant exchange and good collaboration, even though we collaborated on...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: John Sharp - Arlington, MA
“Steve was my lab dad at Lilly. He taught me everything I know about molecular biology but also everything I know about being happy in the lab and in...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Hill - Indianapolis, IN
“I remember Steve riding up to all of Liz and Lindee's games on his bicycle.
10 of 29 | Posted by: Margie (Lindee's Mom) - IN
“Diane, Mark & Liz - We were saddened to hear of Steve's death this week. He was full of energy and typically working on a project (koi pond) that...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: John and Beth Murphy - Indpls
“My most sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Steve. When I started at Lilly in 2000, I joined Steve’s lab and he quickly became a mentor...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Bruce Baldwin - Carmel, IN
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to you and your family for your loss of Steve. Although it has been some time since we lived in...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: John Wood and Janet Epp - Boulder, CO
I am very sorry for your loss. You don't know me, but I have known Steve since he was in 7th grade and I was in 8th grade. We played...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Bruce Hilliard - Ellwood City, PA
“Diane, - my deepest sympathy over the loss of your beloved husband. You and you family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
15 of 29 | Posted by: Tom Eckrich - Indianapolis, IN
“Steve could regularly be found biking to and from our fitness center. Steve was recently featured in our Lilly Retiree Recognition program which gave...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Cherelle - Indianapolis, IN
“Steve was a fellow scientist and friend who will be missed. I always admired his dedicated to exercise and fitness. My prayers are with his family.
17 of 29 | Posted by: Dennis P. Smith - Indianapolis, IN
“I worked with Steve a bit, but our major connection was bicycle commuting and discussing bicycle tours. It's such a terrible shock to hear of Steve's...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: John Calley - Indianapolis, IN
“Our deepest condolences to Diane, Mark, and Liz. I can't seem to get the words of this great song out of my head.
"I'm going to the Village...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Kurz - Durango, CO
“Diane, my condolences and prayers are with you and your family in this time. Steve was a great guy, full of life, always upbeat; he will be sorely...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Waggoner - Brownsburg, IN
“Diane, Mark and Liz,
Your family is in our thoughts with the passing of Steve. Your house was opened many times to the students from 84,...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Julie Fritz
“My thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family. It was an honor to know and work with Steve. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. He...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Tonya Pohl - Indianapolis, IN
“There are no words to ease your grief. Know that Steve and all your family was- is - are greatly admired and cared for by so many. Wonderful...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Juli - Indianapolis, IN - friend
“May God bless you with peace and love during this difficult time. Steve was a wonderful man and I was honored to know and work with him. - Heidi
24 of 29 | Posted by: Heidi Hughes - Indianapolis, IN
“My limited excursions into backcountry with Steve were physically challenging. Steve was always out front and moving out. No matter what we faced ...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Rudy Fields - Bloomington, IN
“We are so very, very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you today and always.
26 of 29 | Posted by: Teresa Barlow (Jon's mom) - IN
“I will always remember Steve as a young scientist, always smiling and helpful. Later on, I came to know him as a dedicated cyclist who used to bike...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: R.N. Rao
“Dear Diane and kids,
My deepest condolences to you all. Steve was my friend. We met more than 30 years ago, worked together, and played music...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Mojo - breaux bridge, LA - buddy
“Dear Kovacevic Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN
Steven Kovacevic, 56 of Indianapolis passed away April 14, 2012. Steve was born on November 11, 1955 to Vladimir and Hedwig Kovacevic in New Chicago , Indiana. He graduated in 1973 from River Forest High School and continued his education at Purdue University, graduating with a masters degree in biochemistry in 1980. Steve retired in December 2011, after 30 fulfilling years as a molecular biologist at Eli Lilly and Company. Steve's passions were spending time with his family and friends; bicycling, playing guitar and being outdoors. Steve is survived by his wife of 26 years Diane Huser; daughter Elizabeth and son Mark, and sisters Vera (Kim) Cory and Petra (Doug) Julian. A casual memorial visitation will be Thursday, April 19, from 4 to 8pm at Flanner and Buchanan- Broad Ripple, 1305 Broad Ripple Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Promoting Cycling in Indianapolis, www.theindycog.com, 222 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
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