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
Oak Hill Cemetery - Springfield
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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Trish, So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Even though it has been awhile since we were together with you and Steve I will always remember Steve's sense of humor and what a good guy he was. Prayers for you and your family.
Dear Trish, Andrew and family, we are so sorry to read about your loss. Please know that we hold you in prayer. Trish, Andrew and family, our experience tells us that Steve will be with you in strange and wonderful ways. God Bless you, the Wasser family--Stan, Mary Jo Michael and David.
Trish and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Steve. Whenever I ran into him, he always had a smile on his face and always made me feel like no time past. Prayers to you and your family
Trish, and family, We send our sincere condolences on the loss of Stephen. I am truly sorry, and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Becky Wagner/Squires posted on 9/8/17
Trish and family, I am so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. Steve was always so friendly and sincerely cared about family. I can still remember when all of us were kids, we would visit Betty & Art at their lake home and the favorite thing to do was ride the peddle John Deere tractor. A fight usually ensued over who was next to ride. I will always remember Steve being there for my dad's (Richard Squires) funeral in Defiance. What a tribute it was to Steve's committment to family. I am sure he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest sympathy to you Trish and family