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“Gary, I just learned of Stephen's death. No words can tell you just how sad I feel for your loss. Know that your tears are not shed alone. Bob...Read More »
1 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Dr. Flusche, My heart goes out to you and your family. My Prayers for God's presence and healing. ”
2 of 74 | Posted by: Carl Phillips - Austin, TX

“Dear Loren and Gary,The sadness is overwhelming in learning that Stephen is no longer with us in this life. I will always remember his fun loving...Read More »
3 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“We are deeply grieved with the news of your son's death this past week. Although there are no words that can take away your pain, know that you and...Read More »
4 of 74 | Posted by: Eric & Molly Bechler and family - TX

“Gary, I can't begun to understand the pain you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire feeling. I will not be able...Read More »
5 of 74 | Posted by: Donna Roe Ford - Weatherford, TX

“Steve was a great friend of mine. I knew him all throughout college where we both attended St. Edward's University. Throughout the time I knew him,...Read More »
6 of 74 | Posted by: Tommy Lee - Austin, TX - Friend

“My heart and prayers go out to you at this sad time. Stephen's lovely spirit will be with you for eternity. ”
7 of 74 | Posted by: Deborah Femat - Austin, TX

“Thoughts and prayers to Stephens entire family especially to his mom and dad. ”
8 of 74 | Posted by: Angela McCallum, RN - Austin, TX

“Gary and Loren. We are simply more than saddened to learn that Stephen died unexpectedly. We have your in our prayers while we know that Stephen is...Read More »
9 of 74 | Posted by: Geneva & Kent Johnson - TX

“I was so saddened to read about Stephen. I have such wonderful memories of him. I loved how he would tell me funny stories on the playground. What...Read More »
10 of 74 | Posted by: Dixie Schroeder

“Dr. Flusche, Keeping you and your family in my prayers, may the special love and comfort that only God can give sustain each of you. With heartfelt...Read More »
11 of 74 | Posted by: Donna Wilder - Austin, TX

“I knew Steve as a friend of my sister's, but over time I have come to consider him a friend of mine, too. I remember the profound effect he had on...Read More »
12 of 74 | Posted by: Ken Trosky - Austin, TX - Friend

“Stephen never ceased to amaze me with his charm and intelligence; he was an incredible person to be with at work and outside of it. There is no...Read More »
13 of 74 | Posted by: William Bass - Austin, TX - Bro

“Stephen and I became fast buddies at work. He had a wonderful personality and we had a lot in common despite the 10 year age difference. He was...Read More »
14 of 74 | Posted by: Jamie Martindale - Austin, TX

“My deepest condolences to Stephen's family. Although I only knew Stephen for a brief time at SEU he was a great friend and I will cherish the times...Read More »
15 of 74 | Posted by: Brittany Ceaser - Centreville, VA

“So sorry to hear of your loss Gary, sending prayers for God to wrap his loving arms around your family at this time to help you through this most...Read More »
16 of 74 | Posted by: Karen Dunsmore Mullen - Electra, TX

“Gary and Loren, I find myself at a loss of words to express to you my sympathy at your deepest tragedy. I've spent hours trying to figure out the...Read More »
17 of 74 | Posted by: Julie Graham - Austin, TX

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
18 of 74 | Posted by: Janet Eckelkamp Smith - Midland, TX

“What sad news. I am reminded of an unfailingly courteous high school choir student with a warm smile. His enthusiasm for the choir cook off still...Read More »
19 of 74 | Posted by: cindy couch - austin, TX

“So sorry to hear of your great loss. May God be with you and yours. Love, Shirley and Bob Gold ”
20 of 74 | Posted by: Shirley Schneider Gold - Dime box, TX

“Gary and Lori, it is with broken hearts that we have lifted you both up in prayer this week. There are never words that can take away the pain from...Read More »
21 of 74 | Posted by: James, Dawn, Morgan, and McKenna McCoy - TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stephen's smile, enthusiasm and warm personality will be missed. ”
22 of 74 | Posted by: Michelle Breyer - Austin, TX

“Dr. Flusche and family, I am so sad to hear about your son. I am going to be praying for you and your loves ones. ”
23 of 74 | Posted by: Jerri Pick (Meridian nurse) - TX

“Gary and Loren, David and I have been fortunate to have such wonderful neighbors. We watched Stephen grow up in our backyard. Even as a little guy...Read More »
24 of 74 | Posted by: Shiree and David Flume - TX

“Dear Loren & Gary,Patrick called to tell us Stephen passed away. We are all saddened by your loss. He was such a fine young man and I'll always...Read More »
25 of 74 | Posted by: Katherine & Sam Houston - Austin, TX

“Stephen was a true friend of mine, and I will miss him dearly. Friends like him arent easy to come by. I am lucky to call him one of mine. ”
26 of 74 | Posted by: Chelsea - Austin, TX - Friend

“Dr. and Mrs. Flusche,May the sorrow you fill now be quickly replaced with the glorious moments shared with Stephen. ”
27 of 74 | Posted by: Lisa Valdez - Austin, Texas

“Our little "family" at HCSC was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. many prayers for you and your family's well being and comfort are going...Read More »
28 of 74 | Posted by: Hill Country Surgery Center - TX

“Dr Flusche: We were all deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Many prayers are going out for your and your wife at this difficult time. Deepest...Read More »
29 of 74 | Posted by: Texan Surgery Center - Austin, TX

“Justin and I still have good memories of visiting with Stephen many years ago and the hospitality you and Stephen provided to us. Lindley, Justin...Read More »
30 of 74 | Posted by: Charles Holman - Houston, TX

“It is with surprise and sadness that I read about the death of Stephen. Although my time with him was only part of one short year, I remember him so...Read More »
31 of 74 | Posted by: Linda Harris

“Steve was my best friend in high school, and I've known him for ten years. Some of my most cherished memories of high school are singing in choir...Read More »
32 of 74 | Posted by: Kyle Schieffer - Austin, TX

“Mr. Flusche and Mrs. Rice, I remember the first day I met Stephen in the 4th grade at Hyde Park. It was clear he was a special person because he...Read More »
33 of 74 | Posted by: Tommy Stuart - Austin, TX

“When I first arrived at St. Edwards, I logged onto Facebook, which was newer at that time, and looked for people in my dorm that I could introduce...Read More »
34 of 74 | Posted by: Austin Landry - Vandenberg AFB, CA

“Dearest Loren and Gary,I don't think I can begin to express just how sorry we are for this tragic loss or how grateful we are that you allowed us to...Read More »
35 of 74 | Posted by: Sheila and Fred Lotterhos - FL

“I'm so sad for your loss. May the beautiful thoughts and memories of Stephen give you strength. It is a reminder for me to cherish every moment in...Read More »
36 of 74 | Posted by: Shelley Larsen - Austin, TX

“Gary and Loren, My deepest condolences on your terrible loss. Words cannot express how badly I feel for you both. I pray you both have enough...Read More »
37 of 74 | Posted by: Brenda Hood King - Bertram, TX

“Gary and Loren, I pray that God will bring Peace to you both during this time of pain and loss. God's spirit will surround you with light, love, and...Read More »
38 of 74 | Posted by: Rev. Jim Rowland - Brinkley, AR

“My daughter recently worked with you son, Stephen. She had talked about how he had given her a ride on his motorcycle, something she had never done....Read More »
39 of 74 | Posted by: rebecca terrazas - San Antonio, TX

“Gary and Loren, Herbert and I are so sorry of the death of your son.. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God be with the both of you...Read More »
40 of 74 | Posted by: Herbert and Kathy Detmer - TX

“Dear Aunt Loren & Uncle Gary, We are all still very shocked & deeply saddened since learning about the loss of Steven. Most of all we want to...Read More »
41 of 74 | Posted by: John Carlson - Kingwood/Houston, TX

“Gary and Loren, we were so saddened to hear of Stephen's passing. May the Lord be at your side to guide you through this difficult time. Our prayers...Read More »
42 of 74 | Posted by: Terry & Diane Papak - Richmond, TX

“Hi Stephen,I heard thorugh Victoria Strong that you passed away. I'm so sorry to hear this. You were always such a nice guy. We had choir and...Read More »
43 of 74 | Posted by: Lauren Scarlett - Richmond, IN

“Dearest Loren and Gary,I don't think I can begin to express just how sorry we are for this tragic loss or how grateful we are that you allowed us to...Read More »
44 of 74 | Posted by: Sheila and Fred Lotterhos - FL

“My sincere condolences at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way. ”
45 of 74 | Posted by: Sher Howell - Austin, TX

“I want to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your son. I pray that you find comfort in your memories. May his memory be eternal. Patrice...Read More »
46 of 74 | Posted by: Patrice Constan - Austin, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. Just a few weeks ago, it seems like you were excited that Stephen would be joining you on your last Mardi Gras parade...Read More »
47 of 74 | Posted by: John Schwartz - Austin, TX

“My heart is broken... In the few years I knew Steve he was always so amazing to me and everyone around him. He was a big part of my husbands life and...Read More »
48 of 74 | Posted by: Tricia Tough - Friend

“My heart breaks for you all, and for Steve, may his spirit soar. ”
49 of 74 | Posted by: Julie Erskine, RN

“Steve and I are so saddened by the loss of your son, Stephen. We express our deepest sympathy and hope God's love and strength will help you and your...Read More »
50 of 74 | Posted by: Fatima Evans - Austin, TX

“It hurts my heart to hear about Steve's passing. It is still so hard to believe and accept. I lived down the hall from Steve in Basil Moreau Hall...Read More »
51 of 74 | Posted by: Liz Marcum

“I played in a band, Heads Up Isaac, with Stephen and he always brought such a warm presence to our practices and shows. He had a great musical style...Read More »
52 of 74 | Posted by: Ryan - Austin, TX

“I was so deeply sad and sorry to hear of Steve's passing yesterday. He was such a vibrant person, full of talent and life. I spent last night...Read More »
53 of 74 | Posted by: Alex (Freeman) Horne - Kyle, TX

“Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family @this difficult time. ”
54 of 74 | Posted by: sandra blakley/sappingtonsk - TX

“I have many memories of Stephen, as we grew up down the street from each other through elementary and middle school. I will never forget practicing...Read More »
55 of 74 | Posted by: Patrick - Austin - Friend

“I only knew Stephen for a brief time but he was a wonderful, caring human being who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his...Read More »
56 of 74 | Posted by: Larry and Kathrine Plummer - BC

“Lauren and Gary: I was so sorry to hear about Stephen. I can't begin to express how sorry I am. Please know that both if you will be in our prayers....Read More »
57 of 74 | Posted by: Priscilla Schneider King

“Dearest Lori, I am so very sad and sorry for your loss. I remember how much Stephen enjoyed choir and what a strong singer he was when I worked with...Read More »
58 of 74 | Posted by: Gena Tabery - Austin, TX - friend

“Dr. Flusche, I was shocked and saddened by this news. May you feel the presence of God's love and His strength at this time. My prayers are with you...Read More »
59 of 74 | Posted by: Rebecca Shaw - Austin, TX

“Loren and Gary, Nancy and I were so sorry to hear about Stephen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I would be there on Saturday but I am in...Read More »
60 of 74 | Posted by: Elaine Diefenderfer - Austin, TX

“Loren and Gary, words can not express how sorry I am to hear about your loss of Stephen. You are in my prayers. ”
61 of 74 | Posted by: Sherry Luken - Georgetown, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this deeply sorrowful time. Much love, Stewart and Renee ”
62 of 74 | Posted by: Renee Peck - New Orleans, LA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. ”
63 of 74 | Posted by: Ruth McCullough Ferry - Abilene, TX

“My deepest sympathies to Stephen's family and friends. ”
64 of 74 | Posted by: Gretchen Heber - Austin, TX

“Loren and Gary,I'm so heartbroken after hearing the news that my nephew Stephen died. I loved him so much. I was very blessed to have been his ...Read More »
65 of 74 | Posted by: Steffi Rice - Houston, TX

“I still can't believe he isn't here. I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope that if I can do anything you will let me know. Steve was always an...Read More »
66 of 74 | Posted by: Brittany Trosky - Austin, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of mourning ”
67 of 74 | Posted by: Angie Kauffman - Austin, TX

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
68 of 74 | Posted by: David and Ania Gomez - Austin, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine anything worse than the loss of your child. I can still remember what an adorable baby he was when you...Read More »
69 of 74 | Posted by: Brenda Walker Underwood - TX

“Gary and Loren, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You will be in our prayers. ”
70 of 74 | Posted by: Barbara and Amos McAlister - TX

“So sorry. ”
71 of 74 | Posted by: Randy and Ann (Lee) Brackeen - TX

“Dear Loren and Gary, we were greatly saddened to hear the news of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are greatful that our...Read More »
72 of 74 | Posted by: Debbie and Tom Lee - Dallas, TX

“Loren and Gary...there are no words just memories and sadness now. My heart goes out to you both. I pray for your strength now. Our boys were so...Read More »
73 of 74 | Posted by: Susan Musser - Lakeland, FL

“My heart goes out to your family. Steve was such a great friend to our daughter, Alex, and I have wonderful memories of him, so sweet and polite. I...Read More »
74 of 74 | Posted by: Lainey Melnick - Austin, TX


Stephen Carter Flusche of Austin, TX, born April 30, 1987 died unexpectedly on February 18, 2013. He was a graduate of Westlake High School and Saint Edwards University. His degree was in Business and Accounting. Post-graduation employment included several years with Texture Media Inc, where he held a variety of jobs including Warehouse Manager. He later moved to Circular Energy for a brief consulting stint before returning to Texture Media as a bookkeeping consultant. He very much enjoyed the friendships he established with co-workers.

Music was a large part of his life beginning with participation in Choir at Hyde Park Baptist School and continuing at Westlake Highschool. In addition to classical singing, he enjoyed contemporary music and was with a number of bands through the years. These included Jaded, Earthbound, Space Thief, Heads Up Isaac, Old Number 6 and others. In addition to vocals, he played lead and rhythm guitar, bass, drums and keyboard at various times. He cherished the friendships that grew from these encounters. Other hobbies included beer making. Family and friends will truly miss him: his smile, his music and his sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother Loren Carter Rice and father Gary A. Flusche of Austin; Aunts Doris Robinson and Sylvia Flusche of Wichita Falls; Stefani Rice of Clear Lake; Kristina Burke and husband Pat Dizazzo of Houston; uncle, William Rice, Jr. of Houston. Cousins include Carla LaBaise and her daughter Alexandra of Wichita Falls; Rhonda Caffee, her sons Travis and Lee and husband Bobby all of Austin; Lynette Diane Holtz of Marble Falls and her son Spencer of Boulder, CO; and many other family members.

Memorial services will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church 1500 N Capital of Texas Highway at 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your preferred charity.

Graveside services will be held at noon on Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Electra, Texas; a gathering will follow at the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Electra.