Steven P. Henderson lost his life on October 12, 2019, due to an accident that occurred while on a fire call with the Louise Volunteer Fire Department. He was born into a wonderful family on December 24, 1958. Steven grew up on a farm, with a great work ethic in farming and ranching.
After marriage to Lisa Vajdos in 1995, Steven committed to the community of Louise, devoting all his free time in bringing out the best of the small town to raise his two children in.
Steven would literally give the shirt off his back to anyone! He could always be found cooking for local fundraisers, churches, and other fire departments. He played a large part in assisting local families to qualify for free housing.
Steven was a member of the Louise Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years, loving every moment of it! During this time, he held various offices, including president. Over the years, he taught many of the new firemen how to be the best, be dedicated, and to love what you do! He earned “Fireman of the Year” with the Louise Volunteer Fire Department in 1994 and again in 2002.
Steven had a strong belief in God and gave his whole heart to his church. He co-chaired the annual picnic for many years and was a 1st degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Steven achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition, he served as a director with the Wharton County Youth Fair and past president and board member of the Louise Water Board. He was named the Louise-Hillje Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of The Year” in 2008. This recognition was a result of his dedication to his community and his willingness to always lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Steven P. Henderson is missed dearly by his wife, Lisa; children, Koale and Kinsley; as well as his family, friends, and community. He was an amazing man!