Stephen R. "Steve" Candler, 72, of Maeystown, IL, died February 25, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. He was born October 14, 1948, in Red Bud, IL.
He is survived by his wife Anne Candler nee Brinkmann; children Angela (Dan) Bruno, Jennifer (Eric) Seidler, and Sarah (Dan) Thieret; grandchildren Patrick Bruno, Alexandria Manning, Margaret Bruno, Griffin (fiance Regan Rippelmeyer) Logan, Sophie Seidler, Jack, Isaac, and Luke Thieret; sisters Bonnie (Frank) Johnson and Phyllis (John) Hoefft; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Janice and Dave Holdner, Kathy and Darrell Hitzemann, Dorothy and Paul Mollet, and Joseph and Liz Brinkmann; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; and cousins.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents William Robert & Gertrude (nee Dougherty) Candler and brother-in-law John Brinkmann.
He was formerly employed at Monroe County electric Cooperative and a US Navy Veteran stationed on the USS Hornet - which picked up Apollo 11 astronauts. Steve loved his family and friends and had a saying for everything.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
or Hospice of Southern Illinois - Orange Division
3 PM to 8 PM Monday, March 1, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8:30 AM to 10 AM Tuesday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10:30 AM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Linus Umoren C.M. & Pastor Matt Friz officiating
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO