Jack "Bud" Steward

January 6, 1929December 2, 2012

Jack “Bud” Steward, 83, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born January 6, 1929, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Sunday, December 2, 2012, in Belleville, Illinois.

Mr. Steward was a graduate of Old Central Catholic High School in 1947, and retired from the National Stock Yards as a livestock buyer. He loved to deer and turkey hunt with his son and sons-in-law. He was an avid fan of the Cardinals, Blues, and Rams. He helped coach an American Legion baseball team in East St. Louis, and after moving to Fairview Heights, coached Khoury League teams. He was a member of Gothic Lodge 852, AF & AM. He was an avid student of the Civil War and all American history.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Michael and Steven “Sput” Steward; and his parents, Frank and Billie, nee Heavins, Steward.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Rose Marie Steward, nee Kinney, his daughters, Marcia Steward, of Frankfurt, Ill., Carol (Mark) Belleville, of Fairview Heights, Ill., Mary Kay (Tim) Svoboda, of Glen Carbon, Ill., Peggy (Brian Strong) Steward, of Belleville, Ill.; his grandchildren, Jim, Matt, Sara, Josh, Lauren, Lindsey, Kelly, Joey, Amy, Carrie, Katie, and Ian; and many great grandchildren.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Johns U.C.C., Fairview Heights, Ill., American Cancer Society, or the Belleville Humane Society. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: All services will be held privately. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Craig Veile

December 8, 2012

Dear Marcia,
We are so sorry for your loss.He was a very handsome man, and sounded like he really loved his sports.
You are in our prayers.
Craig and Rose Veile

Phyllis Hensley

December 5, 2012

Marcia, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad last year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vickie & Steve Lepold

December 4, 2012

Peggy and Family we are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dawn Poe

December 4, 2012

Mary Kay - Just wanted you to know that we are all thinking of you and send many hugs your way.

Danielle Harper

December 4, 2012

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys.

December 4, 2012

Carol(Stu) I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deb

Karen Helfrich

December 4, 2012

Peggy, Please accept my most sincere and deepest sympathy on your Dad's passing. From listening to your stories I know he was an Awesome person and a Great Family Man! He will truely be missed by all that knew him! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family now and always!

Debbie Arnett

December 4, 2012

Mary Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Ann North

December 4, 2012

Marcia so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know how close your whole family is and I hope in time you will fondly remember all the great times you shared. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

December 4, 2012

Thinking of you and your family. Although I did not know your dad, he sounds like he was quite a guy!
Colette Rinn