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STEPHEN D. SMOUSE


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STEPHEN D. SMOUSE Obituary
ANTIOCH - Stephen D. Smouse, 65 years old, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI. He was born May 22, 1952 in Ottawa, IL the son of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Dowd) Smouse. Steve moved to Antioch with his family in 1956, attended Antioch Grade School and Antioch Community High School, graduating in 1970. He then attended Millikin University, Decatur, IL and Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; Steve graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL in 1978. During his time at Worsham, he worked for Roadway Express and after graduating, he began working for Strang Funeral Home, eventually becoming manager. He earned his pilot's license in 1982 and kept it until just recently. Steve was an Antioch Township Trustee from 1997-1999, and from 1999 to present day, he served as Antioch Township Supervisor. During his tenure as Antioch Township Supervisor, he was instrumental in building the Antioch-Lake Villa Township Center in cooperation with the two townships and ACHS District 117. Steve also obtained several grants from the State of Illinois to purchase property to develop Tim Osmond Sports Park in Antioch. He started the tri- township bus with Lake Villa and Grant Townships, which provided senior transportation. He held several FEMA certifications through the command and general staff levels. Steve was a member of Illinois Township Officials Association, the Illinois Township Supervisors Association, President of Antioch Hillside Cemetery Association, member of the Antioch Historical Society, 25 year member of the Antioch Rotary Club, 22 year member and paramedic for the Antioch Rescue Squad, member of the Antioch Plan Commission, the Antioch Arbor Day Committee, the Antioch Jaycees, Friends of the Antioch Library and many other professional organizations. Survivors include his wife, Gerianne (nee Spellman); his daughter, Casey (Richard) Hafferkamp of Bristol, WI; siblings, Jerry (Jody) Smouse of San Diego, CA, Rick Smouse of Pine Cliffe, CO, Jeff (Shari) Smouse of Antioch, IL, and Betsy Smouse of Antioch, IL; his grandchildren, Ashley, Wyatt, Lily, Luke and Bennett; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be from 1-5PM Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Antioch Township Center, 1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa, IL with memorial services commencing at 5PM. Arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Info, 847-395-4000. In lieu of flowers, please donate one hour of your time to volunteer work, in Steve's memory. Please sign our online guestbook for Steve at www.strangfh.com. **There will be transportation from Lakes Community High Scool parking lot direct to the front entrance of the township building. **
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 13, 2017
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