Stephen Markwardt (1943 - 2014)

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Stephen Markwardt

Stephen "Bruce" Markwardt, 71, of Belleville, Ill., born Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1943, in Alton, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his residence in Belleville, Ill.

Bruce worked as a machinist for Ameren UE for 30 years. He was a member of the Shiloh Valley Muzzle Loaders, NRA, NMLRA, and Illinois State Rifle Association. He loved to travel and also worked part-time at AL's Automotive in Cahokia, Ill. Bruce served during the Vietnam War, Division of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl W. and Barbara, nee Nussbaum, Markwardt; and brother-in-law, Richard Hughs.

Surviving are his wife, Rose M., nee Wilhelm, Markwardt of Belleville, Ill.; children, Jennifer (Chuck Turco) Markwardt of Des Peres, Mo., Jeff (Andrea) Markwardt of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Julie (Jeff) Miller of Ballwin, Mo.; brother, Jay Nicholas Markwardt of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Gretchen Hughs of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Lauren Turco, Brooke Turco, Amelia Markwardt, Charlotte Miller and Elise Miller; and many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Memorials may be made to the and BJC Hospice of Alton. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Msgr. Bill McGhee and Deacon Gerry Bach officiating.

Funeral Home
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 235-2100
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 13, 2014
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