Stephen R. Bybee

Stephen Robert Bybee, 67, of 603 Eagle Trace, Quincy, died on Thursday (June 12, 2014) in Oslo, Norway, while vacationing with his wife in Europe.

Steve was born on Nov. 27, 1946, in Canton, a son of John and Pat Maurice Bybee. He was a graduate of Quincy High School in 1964 and Quincy University in 1968. Steve married Mary Alice Benson on June 7, 1969, in Chicago. She survives.

Steve retired from Quincy Compressor in 2009 after many years of service, serving in many roles, including director of sales and marketing. He had also previously worked for Knapheide Manufacturing.

Steve was a Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam era.

He attended St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy.

Steve was an avid golfer and enjoyed sports both as an athlete, having played baseball in both high school and college, and as a fan. He was a supporter of Quincy High School athletics. He was a member of Spring Lake Country Club, where he served on several committees, including as a member of the board.

Steve was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather and acted as a father figure to many. He immensely enjoyed spending time with family and friends and derived great joy in attending the various activities of his children and grandchildren. In recent years, he loved traveling the world with his wife and friends.

In addition to his wife, Mary Alice, Steve is also survived by his mother, Pat Bybee of Quincy; two sons, Kevin Bybee and his wife, Amie, of Overland Park, Kan., and John Bybee and his wife, Abby, of Sherman; five grandsons, Alexander, Benjamin and Zachary Bybee and Nicholas and Joseph Bybee; and one brother, Bruce Bybee and his wife, Ann, of Burnett, Texas. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, John Bybee, and son, Christopher Bybee in infancy.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.

VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 20, in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: , the Children's SPOT of St. Luke's Hospital-Kansas City, or to Quincy High School Athletics.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.

Funeral Home

Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 18 to June 20, 2014