Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Jim Steveson

March 7, 1935January 9, 2020
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Jim Steveson, 84, of East Peoria passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 6:27 a.m. at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria. He was born on March 7, 1935, in Peoria, the son of Howard J. and Louise (Gudat) Steveson. He married Maudellen Murphy on October 14, 1967, in Peoria, and she preceded him in death on October 4, 2018, in East Peoria. Jim is survived by his two children, Jerri E. Steveson of Pekin and James (Deb) Steveson Jr. of East Peoria; three grandchildren, Amanda Hinrichs of Pekin, April (Logan) Harmon of East Peoria and Joshua (fiancé, Faith Decker) Steveson of East Peoria; and two great-grandchildren, Gabriel Sabla of Pekin and Lily Jo Harmon of East Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Jim worked as a brick mason for Keystone Steel and Wire in Bartonville for 39 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member and Past Master of Joseph Robbins Lodge #930 A.F. & A.M. in Bartonville. He also was a member of Valley of Peoria Scottish Rite Temple. Jim was an avid Peoria Rivermen fan, being a season ticket holder for decades. He was of the Lutheran faith. Jim's memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, with full military honors. Visitation for he and Maudellen will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to Jim's family at remmertfuneralhome.com.


  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


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Paul Boyd

January 17, 2020

I will really miss my Hockey buddy Jim. We had some great times attending Rivermen hockey games around the Midwest. He was fun to travel with.

Jim visited and stayed with us in Florida last year and we were looking forward to Jim’s visit at the end of this month, however time ran out.

Love you and will miss you buddy. Rest In Peace.

Becky Douglas

January 15, 2020

Mr. Steveson was a wonderful volunteer at Woodrow Wilson School in East Peoria for many years. I was fortunate enough to work at the school during part of that time. He had a great relationship with the staff and worked so well helping the students. His time spent there was very much appreciated.

Becky Douglas