OBITUARY

Steven Keith Cusac

January 16, 1960March 30, 2021
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EAST PEORIA ~ Steven “Steve” Keith Cusac, 61, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born January 16, 1960 in Peoria to Bert R. and Shirley A. (Gohl) Cusac, he married Karen M. Owens on August 20, 1988 in London Mills. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Creve Coeur; one son, Steven R. Cusac of Creve Coeur; three daughters, Stephanie (Nate) Mordhorst of Sunnyland, Carrie (Michael) Miles of Pekin and Bethany Cusac of East Peoria; five grandchildren, Dylan, Christian, Natalyn, Halle and Logan; one brother, Daniel (Gina) Cusac of Godfrey; one sister, Becky (David) Smith of Pekin and his sister-in-law, Lisa Cusac of Germantown Hills.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David Cusac on April 27, 2020.

Steve had worked out of the Carpenter’s Union Local 183 in Peoria for 16 years. He previously worked at WABCO in Peoria for 10 years.

An avid fisherman, Steve also enjoyed hunting and watching the Chicago Bears and Cubs. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Steve was a member of Creve Coeur Christian Church, where he drove the Sunday school bus for many years.

His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing of masks will be followed.

Memorial contributions may be given to Creve Coeur Christian Church, 101 South Thorncrest Avenue, Creve Coeur, Illinois 61610.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Chris Strausbaugh

April 9, 2021

Steve was known by many names son,brother,husband,father and uncle. I was blessed to have known him as classmate & friend. A true gentle giant. Gods blessings!!!

Kelly Walker-Bell

April 4, 2021

My heart is broken I pray for all of my family. Steve is my cousin and one of the nicest person I have ever known. His wit, charm and beautiful smile will be forever missed. With just a look and a word he would have you laughing. He loved all of his family and did anything to protect all of us. His compassion and love was immeasurable. I will miss you cousin more than you know. You were always there for me when I needed you and you never judged me, and I knew your door was always open if I needed a place to go. You were what family should be. God I'm going to miss you and that laugh of yours. You always made me laugh and feel loved and no matter how far away I was or how long in between visits I was always your cousin. Bert and Shirley, Becky and Daniel I am so sorry and love you so much. Little Steven and Stephanie my thoughts and prayers are with you. I love and miss all if you so very much. Karen I am so sad for you as I lost my husband years ago and know how you must feel. I am here for all of you. Love and Strength, Cousin Kelly and family

Stephanie Mordhorst

April 4, 2021

My dad had a heart of gold, he would do anything to help any one he could. If he was present in your life for any amount of time, you will remember him always. He was so smart, honest, wise, thoughtful and caring. The love for his family was unmeasurable and unconditional. Especially his grandchildren! The biggest smile and hugs when we went for visits. He was so proud watching his grandson Dylan evolve from bitty basketball to highschool basketball. Always yelling out to coach him at most the games he attended. Reading, playing school wth his granddaughter and so much more. He could be stubborn and outspoken which could drive his family crazy of course, Ha!Ha! I will miss our conversations and hearing all his stories of his life. He had a great sense of humor. Always making me laugh or definitely shocking me with some of his stories, ha! ha! Always new he would tell me what I needed or should do whether I liked it or not. I will miss this man so, so very much. I know he is comfortable and peaceful now with Jesus and family that have went before him by his side.

Hilda Owens

April 1, 2021

I meet first met Steve in the summer of 1991......
I flew back to meet Kevin Owens family... well Steve says to me..have you ever done a trout line fishing? I love to fish but living in Arizona this was new to me..... so Steve brings out a net like a volleyball net but has hooks on it.. wasnt sure when we all walked down to Cedar Creek what the heck we all were doing.. Steve says ...OK get in the creek and walk with Kevin and Keith and and keep the net straight.....Kevin took the net to the other side of the creek.... Steve yells out... ok all set... he says we will come back in the morning.... we go back the next morning and I was shocked at all the fish caught on the net!! We all went back to Bonnie's Owens house, held up some of the fish we caught.... I had to take pictures..I still some have today...
Steve says.... ""OK everyone....
Fish Fry is on me tonite!!:""
Steve was such a kind hearted man..always ready to help...
and always had a smile!!

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