PEORIA - Steven L. Ament, age 66, of Peoria passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at his residence.
He was born July 25, 1947, in Yorkville, Ill., to John "Bob" and Louise (Bornemeier) Ament. He married Janie (Hamby) on 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; and five grandchildren, Tristan and Audrey, both of College Station, Texas, and Brandon, Gavin and Autumn, all 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 Inc. 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 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 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, Ill.
Please view Steve's obituary online at www.Davison-FultonWoodland.com.