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Steve Sullivan

Steve Sullivan

Steve “Sully” Sullivan, 65, of Osgood passed away at 1:30 a.m., Sunday, April 28, 2024 at his home. He was born in Otterbein, Indiana on November 24, 1958 the son of Dennis and Alene Anderson Sullivan. He was married to Karen Kunz on December 1, 1979 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Travis (Kimberly) Sullivan of Osgood and Jerid (Allyson) Sullivan of Greensburg; two grandsons Kaleb and Karter Sullivan; one sister Joan (Jerry) Alma of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law Ralph and Joyce Kunz, and his brother David Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan was a 1977 graduate of Benton Central High School. His working career spanned many years. He worked as an assistant manager for the Goodyear Tire store in Osgood and for 20 years as a custodian for the Jac-Cen-Del Schools. Steve was best known in the community as an officer with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department. He first began his career as a Reserve Officer for the Town of Osgood and as a Deputy Reserve Officer for the Sherriff department in 1998. He then became a full-time merited deputy and was currently working part time as Ripley County Courthouse Security. Steve was a member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association and the Ripley County FOP. In 2012 he was given the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Lifesaving Award as the result of Steve rescuing an individual from a car fire.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 2 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the St. John Cemetery or Ripley County EMS in care of the funeral home.