Steven Francis Bauwens

April 7, 1953 - December 31, 2023

04/07/1953 - 12/31/2023

Past Services

Saturday January 20, 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Steven Francis Bauwens (Steve), 70, of Virginia Beach, passed away at his home on December 31, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Bauwens, and his nephew, Alex Hanna. He is survived by his former spouse, Jenny Foss (Jim), his son, Matt Bauwens (Megan), his daughter, Katie Valdivieso (David), and his four grandchildren, Camren Valdivieso, Annie Bauwens, Dawson Valdivieso, and Matthew Bauwens. He is also survived by his eight siblings: Dan Bauwens (Barb), Teri Milan, Randy Bauwens (Judy), Tom Bauwens, Dave Bauwens (Sheri), Sandy Hanna (Dale), Jean Thomsen (John), and Greg Bauwens (Emily), in addition to many nieces and nephews. Steve looked forward to meeting up with his siblings and their families at family reunions for many years.


Steve was born on April 7, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, and he earned his doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Utah in 1980. Steve began his career as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also served as an Assistant Professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School for a number of years. He spent the majority of his career working in the private sector, most recently as Vice President of Research and Education at EdLogics. Steve will be remembered for his big hugs, delicious family meals, his interest in current events, and his Netflix recommendations. He was loved by his family, whom he loved very much, and he will be deeply missed.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, located at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Oxford Houses of Virginia. You can learn more about the organization here: Oxford Houses of Virginia » Oxford Houses of Virginia (, and if you would like, you can make a donation here: Make a Donation » Oxford Houses of Virginia (

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Mike Groh
2 months ago

My condolences and prayers go out to Steve’s family and friends. Steve has been a valued colleague and personal friend for many decades. I will miss you. May he rest in peace!

Rohan Gulati
2 months ago

My thoughts with his friends and family. It was very shocking to hear of his passing. I am forever grateful to Steve for everything he did to help me. I will always remember the warmth and kindness he radiated.

Robert Chaponis
3 months ago

My sincere condolences to the Bauwens family. I met Steve in 1994 before joining Managed Care Resouces and always appreciated his help and guidance back then.

Marc Bernarducci
3 months ago

As I find myself returning to where I started in Virginia (i.e., LTC pharmacy), I fondly recall my early days after moving down to VA from New England with Managed Care Resources/Center for Health Information/Therapeutic Information Center/The Center for LTC Research & Education (I think I covered all the permutations) . . . Steve was a prominent contributor, professional mentor, and IT guru. We all wore many hats in those days. I was shocked to hear of his passing. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to Steve’s personal and professional families.

Lori Duffy
3 months ago

My deepest condolences to Steve’s family and friends. Steve and I met at EdLogics during our monthly virtual team bonding event. Steve made quite an impression. He was a great guy! I loved how his smile could brighten the darkest day. When having a conversation with him, he always listened attentively and kept you engaged. He will be missed by all that knew him. Rest in peace Steve.???️???️

J.R. Locke
3 months ago

A very kind, thoughtful and gracious individual, Steve was a great colleague to work with. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Steve until recent years, he is someone I truly admired and respected. Steve’s compassionate and helping character as a professional will be missed. Rest in peace my friend. My prayers and blessings are extended to the family.

Tom Chamberlain
3 months ago

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. We will miss Steve dearly. May he rest in peace!

Nancy Frederick
3 months ago

Sandy & Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and condolences. Nancy Jorgensen Frederick..

Mick Maun
3 months ago

Rest in peace cousin Steve, you made it home !