Steve Gurasich

To the rest of the world he was the G in GSD&M. To us he was Big Daddy. We lost him yesterday. It was sudden. His family was by his side.

He was a builder. He took an idea and turned it into a place. The people and the community of GSD&M are what he wanted to be remembered for.

Of all our core values, his favorite was curiosity. He liked to say, “If you aren’t curious, you’re a bored son of a bitch.”

It was never boring, Big Daddy.


A memorial service for Steve will be held at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Monday, April 26 at 2:00 PM CDT. You can also watch a livestream of the service at