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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.