Larry R. Stecken
1947 - 2019
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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.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2019.
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April 17, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I knew Larry from Morton High School.
James Moss
April 17, 2019
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April 17, 2019
So sad to her of your dad's passing Scott, Stacey and Susan. I had not seen him since we were kids but remember playing on his work truck like it was a jungle gym when we were kids! You and the rest of his family are in my prayers!
April 16, 2019
I am sorry for this loss. Larry and I were very good friends in school and both of us were electricians over the years. A very good friend to me.

Steven J Schlappi
April 16, 2019
Scott, Honey and family we are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief.
Bob and Sherry Mason
April 16, 2019
My heart breaks for you. I hope our prayers comfort you. With all my love.
Terry and Wendy Young
April 16, 2019
He will be missed
Jody Amy Robert Pearson
April 16, 2019
My deepest condolences to the whole family....I always thought alot of Larry and his wonderful sense of humor. Bob and I's girls always enjoyed the time spent at the holidays with the whole family.May God keep his arms around you all during this most difficult time. All our love...
Stef Morgan and Meghan Stecken
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