Steven Ament

July 25, 1947January 7, 2014
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Steven L. Ament, age 66, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. at his residence. He was born July 25, 1947 in Yorkville, Illinois to John “Bob” and Louise (Bornemeier) Ament. He married Janie (Hamby) June 24, 1999 in Peoria.

She survives along with one son, Steve (Dawn) Ament of College Station, Texas, one daughter, Wendy (Shawn) Hale of Brimfield, five grandchildren: Tristan and Audrey of College Station, Texas, Brandon, Gavin, and Autumn of Brimfield. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Steve graduated from Yorkville High School in 1965 and from the University of Illinois in 1969. Steven began his career with Caterpillar within the Engines Division, serving in positions of increasing responsibility within U.S. and overseas markets throughout his career. He retired from Caterpillar following 30 years of faithful service. Steven has most recently been employed by Morton Supplies (of Morton, Illinois).

He immensely enjoyed working on and restoring automobiles, was an avid motorsports fan, and enjoyed volunteering at the South Side Mission during Holidays. Steve was an avid pool player, playing in several Peoria area pool leagues.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Funeral services will be Sunday January 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Memorials may be made to the South Side Mission at 1127 S Laramie St, Peoria, Illinois.

Please view Steve’s obituary online at


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Gary Rice

January 18, 2014

Just heard of Steve's passing today, was a classmate of his in all the Yorkville Illinois schools.
Always a thrill to see him at class reunions.
His family and mine we're very close friends
Great guy with loving family

Caroline G

January 17, 2014

Steve was a very good person to me. He was really helpfull when I was this young intern at Cat. Thanks Steve and thanks Janie.

January 14, 2014

Sorry for your family's loss. I met Steve when he joined our Trolley pool team. We had many conversations about many different things. Good man. He will be missed.

Sherry Jennings

Stan & Denise Hansard

January 14, 2014

Janie and Steve's Family,
So very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all in this time of sorrow.

Holly Stanton

January 13, 2014

To the family of Steve..... he was a great guy and will truly be missed by all that knew him. My prayers are with you all.

Megan Payne

January 13, 2014

Janie and family
Very sorry to hear about Steve passing.I pray your hearts find comfort soon and your memories help you cope with this huge loss in your lives.
Love to all,
Megan Payne

Dianne Sargemt

January 12, 2014

So sorry for your lost he was a good man he will be missed

Teresa & Jay Schmitt

January 12, 2014

Janie we are so sorry for your loss. God be with you in this time. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family

Suzie Adcock

January 12, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve at the Engine Division and he was truly a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. I am sorry that I cannot attend his service but my thoughts and prayers are with you al.

January 12, 2014

Very sorry for your loss. Pete Wood