Steven Allen Bayman was born in Park Rapids, MN on November 10, 1964. He passed away on Wednesday May 31,2023 at the age of 58.
Steve spent the majority of his life in Akeley. He spent a significant amount of time with his grandparents in his youth. His Grandpa Benson helped start his passion for trapping, fishing, and everything outdoors. His Grandpa Frank introduced him to the more colorful aspects of life, deer hunting, and hunting in North Dakota with Harlan Bayman and his family.
Steve graduated from Akeley High School in 1983. He attended St. Cloud Technical School for refrigeration. Steve worked a variety of jobs. He started his career in the Twin Cities, but soon realized that it was not the place for him. He worked out West for a short time before returning to Minnesota. He worked as a carpenter for two local companies before going to work at Ah-Gwah-Ching. He worked there until it closed. In recent years he worked as a laborer for the MN Laborers’ Union Local 563. His last project was the pipeline.
Steve loved the outdoors. He was the happiest when he was hunting, trapping, or fishing. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Minnesota Trappers Association. He was a certified trapping instructor and taught many classes with his friend Larry Martinson. He enjoyed many adventures with both his family and friends. He especially loved introducing young people to his outdoor passions and sharing his knowledge. He was a great story teller and often shared his adventures through stories.
Steve was preceded in death by his father Jerome Bayman; grandparents: Emil and Mary Benson, Frank and Alma Bayman, Mable and Norma Knott, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and special companions Duke, Kamak, and Zeus.
He is survived by his wife Rae; his daughter Nicole; his mother Enid; his sister Brenda Beckerleg (Danny Husby); niece Brittany Trujillo (Matt, Dominik, Naiara, Apollo); his nephew Gerald Beckerleg: special hunting and fishing partners Harlan Bayman, Bill Nelson, Mark Gunkel; special companion Grizz, as well as many friends and relatives.
His life was way too short, but it was a life well lived.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com. 6-7