Larry R. Stecken(1947 - 2019)

Larry R. Stecken
CHILLICOTHE - Larry R. Stecken, age 71, of Chillicothe passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at 7:53 a.m. at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
He was born on May 6, 1947, in Peoria to Robert L. and Eileen E. (Zimmerman) Stecken. He married Deborah Pillischafske on March 22, 1980, in Bartonville. She survives, along with his mother, Eileen Stecken of Chillicothe; and five children, Scott (Honey) Stecken of South Fork, CO, Stacey (Jeff) Doerr of East Peoria, Susan (Rob) Hirt of Colorado Springs, CO, Daniel (Karie) Stecken of Seneca, IL, and Stephanie (Shaun) Pyse of Chillicothe. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lyric, Maren, Camryn, Costner, London, Cecelia, Raquel and Rozlynn; two sisters, Linda (Larry) Dozard of East Peoria and Joy (Jim) Plemmons of East Peoria; and one brother, Bob Stecken of Groveland.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Stecken; and one son, Robert E. Stecken.
Larry was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. Following his time in the military, Larry was an Electrician, working out of the IBEW Local 34 for over 40 years. He was employed by Schaefer Electric in Peoria. He was a member of the Chillicothe Legion Post 9 and a lifetime member of the Peoria Casting Club.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. A celebration of Larry's life will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Propionic Academia Foundation.
You may view Larry's obituary online at



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Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
2021 North University Street Peoria, IL 61604
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2019