Stephen Edward Zehner " Stephen the Big Guy," 18, of Belleville, Ill., born Wednesday, June 15, 1994, in Belleville, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Stephen was an honor roll senior at Belleville West High School and was a laborer. He will be missed by all that loved him and loved by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Eileen Haley; grandfather, Ted Zehner Sr.; great-grandmothers, Marie Arnold and Esther Littlejohn.
Surviving are his father, Theodore "Ted" Zehner Jr., of Belleville, Ill.; mother, Ginger Zehner of Mascoutah, Ill.; sisters, Crystal Zehner, Jessica (Chris Hardin) Denton and Mary (James) Goetter; girl friend, Anna Kreeb; grandparents, Mary (Craig) Corbitt, Steve (Patti) Corbitt, Alvin Denton Jr., and Don Haley; step grandmother, Sherry; great aunt, Mary Ann (Chuck) Mysliwiec; aunts and uncles, Alvin "Butch" Denton III, Steve (Launa) Corbitt, Angie (Dave) White, James Jeremy Corbitt and Jason (Misti) Denton; nieces and nephews, Peach, Tripton, Regino, Josiah, Nevaeh; and special brothers, Kyle Dude, Crazy Chris, Lil Cody, Travo and Lil Timmy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Kurrus Funeral Home to help with the cost of services. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013,. at the Kurrus Funeral Home, with Laverna Corbitt officiating. By his request, cremation will be held after services.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 29, 2013