Family and friends will gather to celebrate Michael’s life from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at iWerx, 1520 Clay St. North Kansas City, MO 64116. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family, where funds will be allocated for seatbelt awareness at Platte County High School and or Student scholarships through the Northland Career Center.
Michael Paul Stephenson, Jr., 19, of Platte City, MO passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2023, in Saline County, MO from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born January 21, 2004 in North Kansas City, MO to Michael Paul and Dana Renea (Fraundorfer) Stephenson.
Michael graduated from Platte County High School, Class of 2022, where he was a member of the Pride and Traditions Band and was on the Archery team. He graduated from the Northland Career Center with a certification as a diesel technician. Michael’s love for vehicles was carried over into his career, where he was employed at America’s Auto Auction and worked in detail and sales. When he wasn’t working, he was often helping family and friends work on their vehicle or fishing with friends. As a young boy, Michael was active in Boy Scouts of America, where he was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and went on to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Michael also worked hard to earn a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.
Family was most important to Michael. He leaves behind his parents, Mike and Dana of Platte City; his beloved sister, Danika Grace Stephenson of Platte City; paternal grandmother, Patricia Stephenson of Norwalk, IA; maternal grandparents, William and Patricia Fraundorfer of Parkville, MO. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Tom Stephenson.