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1 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Stude Mellen - Brighton, IL, IL

“Steve and I had some good times together in Davenport, Iowa. Mike and Bonnie, let me know how you are. Love, Mary ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Stude Mellen - Brighton, IL, IL

“I would like to give my sympathy to all Steve's brothers , sisters , wife and daughters. The Ellis family is very special to me. When my late...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Rosemary Wolf - IL - friend

“My precious husband - I will miss you more than life itself. I take immense comfort in knowing you accepted the Lord and I plan to see you there one...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Ellis - wife

“Our sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace in each other and take comfort in the life you shared.Our thought and prayers are with you...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Gary and Sharon Shaw - Geneseo, IL

“Sue and family. Please know how very saddened we are to learn of Steve's passing. Our hearts go out to you Sue for his physical loss and we pray...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: sue and jim lemmon - Coal Valley, IL

“Growing up and playing with Steve and the rest of you Ellis kids is one of the fondest memories for myself and my youngest brother, Jack. We still...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: jim henson

“I'm sending all warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy to all the family. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Joveneau - Pirotte

“We were so surprised to read of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Darrell & Carolyn Oldfield - IL

“We are sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Ashley Miller

“We know how difficult this is for all of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and know that God will carry you through this...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Mike & Sherry Sinnott - Family

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Zach & Rhoni Perrine

“I remembert Steve's love to play poker for money. He and my sister Peggy set up a game at my tiny 1 bedroom apt in moline. Steve won all my money...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Patty Harper-Shaw - Geneseo, IL

“He was so weak when it came to his three girls.. I remember when they were little he would do everything for them.. They were so close in age that I...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Cathy Clark - Geneseo, IL

“I remember visiting Uncle Steve at the tv station room while attending BHC! He was always excited to show me the latest in wqpt world. He will be...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Kady Maupin - MO - Niece

“Steph, Jeanne, and Aimee, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I have a lot of good memories of your dad from being over at your...Read More »
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Stephen “Steve” C. Ellis, 67, of Moline, died on Monday, January 17, 2011 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Heritage Church, 4801 44th Street, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 on Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research in Iowa City.

Steve was born on May 8, 1943 in Geneseo to Eldon and Lucille Hartman Ellis. He married Sue Scieszinski on September 17, 1993 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline.

Steve was a graduate of Geneseo High School, DeVry Institute of Chicago and Blackhawk College. He was an Air Force Veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict. Steve was awarded a number of ribbons and medals. He was employed as the Chief Broadcast Engineer with WQPT for over 23 years, retiring in 2008. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed reading and watching Science Fiction. Steve also enjoyed playing on and fixing computers.
Per the family’s wishes, those attending the visitation, both Bears and non-Bears fans are invited to wear their Bear attire in honor of Steve.

Survivors include:
Wife
Children Jeanne (Travis) Gage Macomb, IL
Aimee Ellis Lincoln, IL
Stephanie Henry Dry Prong, LA
Step-Children Dennis (Kim) Mierzwa Moline, IL
Jennifer (Rick) Corder Goshen, IN
Matthew Mierzwa Moline, IL
Grandchildren Isabella, Sierra, Nathan, Kyra, Brittany, Kyle, Brady, Journey, Becca, Jessica, Megan, Breanna & Richard
Great Grandchildren Kainen, Brayden & Becca
Siblings Nancy (Chic) Chekonik
Bonnie (Ron) Jones
Gary (Carol) Ellis
Michael Ellis
Patty (Gary) Shaw
Peggy (Don) West
Debbie Montreuil
Danny Ellis
Dick (Belinda) Ellis
Cathy (Kurt) Clark
Linda (Steve) Foley
Many Nieces & Nephews
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, an Uncle Carl and brother-in-law Gerald Montreuil.

Online condolences may be left for Steve’s family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com

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