Stephen R. Squires, 63, of Springfield, died at 2:50 am, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born November 6, 1953 in Lincoln, IL to Arthur R. and Betty (Black) Squires. He married Trish Rechner on August 4, 1979, and she survives.
He is also survived by two children, Nikki (Michael Jerome) Squires and Andrew (Heather) Squires, both of Springfield, three grandchildren: Dylan and Olivia Jerome and Hayden Squires, brother Stan (Carol) Squires of Springfield, brother-in-law, Tom (Pam) Rechner of Chatham, sister-in-law Cindy Rechner of Springfield, two nieces: Sarah Kenney (fiance’ Jake Maus) of Lexington, KY and Heather (Chris) Julseth of Niceville, FL, and two nephews: Jason (Erin) Rechner and Michael Rechner, both of Springfield, and several cousins.
Stephen was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He worked for Sentinel Pest Control as the “Bugman” retiring after 35 years. He also worked for the State Journal Register, and was the owner of Blood Shot Bloody Mary Mix. He enjoyed swimming and other outside activities, but especially working on the family farm and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Fred Rechner, and mother and father-in-law, Fred and Mary Evelyn Rechner.
Family will be hosting a Graveside Service at 10 am, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Oak Hill Cemetery. A Celebration of Life to immediately follow at the Northenders VFW Post 10302, 2349 Stockyard Rd., Springfield, IL 62702.
Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at the Northenders VFW Post 10302, 2349 Stockyard Road, Springfield, IL 62702.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Arbor Day Foundation.
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