Steven John Day

Jun 28, 1986 - Aug 29, 2021

East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841


We mourn the loss of Steven Day, who was taken from us too soon.

Steven was born on June 28, 1986 and died August 29, 2021.

He is survived by his loving parents, Sheryl and Michael Rodacker, his sisters Michaela and Jessica, his brother John, and his son Keith who was his whole world.

He was a devoted father, a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to so many. 

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the college fund the family has set up for Steven’s son.  Please make your contributions here:

You can shed tears that he is gone-

Or you can smile because he has lived.

You can close your eyes

and pray that he will come back-

Or you can open your eyes

and see what he has left.

Your heart can be empty

because you can’t see him-

Or you can be full of the

love you shared.

You can turn your back on

tomorrow and live for the past-

Or you can be happy for tomorrow

because of yesterday.

You can remember him only that he is gone-

Or you can cherish his memory

 and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

Be empty and turn your back-

Or you can do what he would want;

Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

— David Harkins


  • Kathie Caballero says:

    My heart hurts. You graced this earth with your gentle, kind spirit, and now it shines elsewhere. I will miss you, and I will always remember the love you held for your son, Keith, and the deepest love for your family and friends, and, of course, your gentle soul. Kathie Caballero

  • Tracy, Jerry & Katie Edging says:

    Such a kind and gentle soul. His smile would light up a room. We love you cousin.

  • Connie Schultz says:

    Sweet Precious Young Man, my heart weeps for those beautiful souls you have left behind… Your Presence will always be felt and only sweet memories of you will eventually bring comfort and peace. Fly with the Angels Steven and know that you are dearly loved in Heaven and here on Earth, forever and ever… I Love You💖💖💖

  • Georgetta Jemison-McAlpine says:

    I only met Steven one time but it was enough to know that he was a bright light to this world and the family. Know that I am praying for you and the family that God love will comfort you and Steven bright light will guide you every day to that bright place to keep moving just as he would want you to do.

    Love you to life Boss lady

  • Kelly Molina says:

    You will be missed cousin. You always had such a big smile. Love you.

  • Dave Nobis says:

    So sorry for the loss of Steven Day. He will always be remembered as one the best I’ve ever coached. A great player but even more a great teammate and a person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will have great memories of Steven for the rest of my life.

    Coach Nobis

  • John & Nadia says:

    We are sorry for the loss of your precious son, Steven. We didn’t know him well, but we know that you and your family have a lot of love for him.

  • Aunt Leslie and Uncle Jerry says:

    We are saddened by the loss of our nephew Steven. He always had such a beautiful smile and kind heart. It was so wonderful to see the love from family and friends at Steven’s Service.
    Our heart goes out to our niece Sheryl, Michael, Jessica, Michaela and Steven’s son Kieth.

  • Jess says:

    I miss laughing with you, playing silly games, and sharing stories. I miss our talks about work, kids, and life in general. I miss hanging out on a Friday night that carried over to the whole weekend. I miss calling you to come help me with chores and party prep, turning the radio up and dancing while we cleaned. My heart will forever be changed now that you are gone. The world just seems a little less bright, as though it’s faded somehow. Just know that I will keep you in my heart always little brother.

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