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Stephen R. Candler

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: 
Alzheimer's Association
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

Funeral Mass:
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

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Ann and family
My prayers are with you at this hard times, I have so memories of Steve going to his parents house with mom and dad also know matter where he was he always had that tooth pick in his mouth and that boyish grin.He will be missed by all whose life he has touched.

Mary and Jack Part

Mary Parr Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

Heartfelt sympathies. A former classmate, Linda (Mosbacher) Hoefft.

Linda L Hoefft Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences to your family. Steve was always a very nice man to Tim and I when we were kids visiting John, Phyllis and family.

Tom, Cherri, Ashley and Ryan Hoefft Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

A shout out to Steve, who did not know a stranger and he has probably met everyone in heaven. Many hugs and prayers to Annie and their daughters and families.

Eileen Ruhmann/Curran Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Trip to South Africa for Trevors wedding! Playing bocce ball, bike riding, handing out with Joes family.

Janice Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Candler family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Cathy Barnes (FL)

Cathy Barnes Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM