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Stephan J "Steve" Thomas

September 6th, 1953 – June 1st, 2018

Stephan J “Steve” Thomas, 64, of Astoria, IL, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on September 6, 1953 in Beardstown, IL, the son of Willard "Pill" and Doris (McCombs) Thomas. Steve married Laura Rigg on June 21, 1975 in Ashland, IL. She survives.

Survivors also include his son Brandon J Thomas of Astoria, daughter, Shaunea L. (and fiancé Gary Nichols) Miller of Astoria, grandson, Alvin Tracy Miller IV of Browning, IL, mother, Doris Thomas of Astoria, brother, David (and Ruth) Thomas of Lewistown, IL and his sister, Teresa (and Doug) Knigge of Stoutsville, MO.

He is preceded in death by his father, Willard "Pill" Thomas.

Steve graduated from Astoria High School and became a barber in the early 1970's. He later worked for Caterpillar until he became disabled in 1989 with heart trouble.

He was an umpire for several years and also coached boys baseball and 5th grade girls softball. Steve ran the game clock for football, girls and boys basketball, and some baseball.

He was a member of the Bader Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. Steve loved fishing, bowling, golf and spending time with his grandson.

Services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Steve's son, Pastor Brandon Thomas, will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the funeral home in Astoria. Interment will be in the Bader Cemetery in Bader, IL. Memorials may be made to the Bader Christian Church or the South Fulton Athletic Co-Op.


June 2nd, 2018

my thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time. Diane Westlake

June 2nd, 2018

Sending our love and prayers...
Jeff and Heather (McCombs) Reeves

June 3rd, 2018

I will miss Steve, he was an inspiration to all of us for not giving up.
Brian and Janice Johnson

June 3rd, 2018

I love and miss you dad so much. You was a man of little words but left a impact on people. We are celebrating a godly man who taught Brandon and I to be the same way. We all love and miss you so very much dad. Love, Gary, Shaunea, Trace, Jakobi, Laura and Brandon

June 3rd, 2018

So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Hugs & prayers to all! Mark & Mary S Clayton

June 4th, 2018

Doris.. so sorry to hear this. sending hugs! Loretta Mummert

June 5th, 2018

Doris, thinking of you and your families at this sad time.
Praying for you my dear,
Your Avon Lady Bev

June 5th, 2018

I enjoyed working with Steve at ball games for many years. He will be missed. Vicki & Paul Remy

June 5th, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know of his passing until late evening of the visitation. Praying for all of his family for comfort and strength.

June 5th, 2018

Janey Powell Ford

June 6th, 2018

Sincere sympathy to all of you. Steve was a kind and gentle soul.