Stephen R. Garretson
June 2, 1957 - January 31, 2017
Service Date: February 4, 2017
Stephen R. Garretson, 59 Years, of Columbia, Illinois, born Sunday, June 2, 1957, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his residence.
Stephen worked as a Sales Manager for Metro Chrysler. He loved cars, fishing and his family.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Father-in-Law: Everett Thompson
- Brother-in-Law: Phillip Parsaghian
Surviving are his:
- Wife of 32 years: Maureen J. nee Thompson, Garretson of Columbia, IL
- who he married on April 14, 1984
- Daughter: Jessica (Brandon) Backs of Freeburg, IL
- Grandson: Sawyer A. Backs
- Parents: Dr. Richard and Janet nee Justice, Garretson of Mt. Vernon, IL
- 2 Brothers
- Richard (Debbie) Garretson of Smithton, IL
- Bill Garretson of Millington, TN
- 2 Sisters
- Jessica (Brett) Hall of Mt. Vernon, IL
- Jennifer (Ben) Kelly of Phoeniz, AZ
- Half-Brother: Joe (Robin) Mitan of Columbia, IL
- Many Nieces and Nephews
A special thanks to Heartland Hospice for their special care.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the family in care of Maureen Garretson.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, February 3, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Ron Stanley officiating. Entombment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, Illinois.