Ross G. Stevenson

March 19, 1930March 19, 2020
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Ross G. Stevenson, 90, of Peoria Heights, formerly of Peoria, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home.

He was born on March 19, 1930 in Peoria to William H. and Marie (Casey) Stevenson. He married Barbara Wead on February 2, 1962 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his one daughter, Kim (Glen Rogers) Stevenson of Peoria Heights; and three grandchildren, Jacob Stevenson, Joshua Stevenson and Emily Darling.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Calvin, Harold, Howard, William and Robert Lewis; and sisters, Goldy, Kathryn, Dorothy, Anna May and Ruth.

Ross was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, having served on the USS Sapian during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Ameritech after 39 years in 1993. After retirement he worked from 1995-2014 at the Peoria County Courthouse. At both Ameritech and the courthouse he made many wonderful lasting friendships and was well liked by many. He truly loved his jobs and supporting others. He loved fishing and being outdoors, many memorable summers were spent with his family and friends in Minnesota. Ross was a wonderful husband, father and friend and he will be dearly missed.

He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

Private family services will be held. Cremation will be accorded following the services and a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at a later date. Further details will be provided at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or St. Jude.

Online condolences to Ross’s family may be made at


  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


Ross G. Stevenson

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Mischele Arbogast

March 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I worked with Ross at the Courthouse the entire time he was there Ross was a very nice, sweet and funny man! He always had a smile on his face that would brighten anyone's day and if you really knew him, you would know that he was an ornery and fun person! I loved seeing him each day he worked and I know he will be missed dearly by all

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