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Stephen Chilsted

May 20, 1954 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Stephen Chilsted Obituary

Stephen Boyd Chilsted, age 69, a resident of the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden, Illinois and formerly of Jacksonville and Mt. Sterling, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 23, 2023 at the nursing home after a brief battle with cancer.

Steve was born May 20, 1954, in Beardstown, Illinois, a son of Gilbert B. Chilsted and Donna Jean Ray. He grew up in Brown County, Illinois. He traveled across the country living in Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington, California, Indiana, and Illinois. He was a skilled roofer and carpenter throughout his life. He loved the outdoors. Some of his best memories were of his times turtle fishing with his close friends. He enjoyed watching sports and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends and had a great affection for his grandchildren.

Steve is survived by 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 14 siblings.

His children:  Aaron Carr (Dana Pleshe) of Versailles, Illinois, Karena Dreyer (Lance) of Quincy, Illinois, John Chilsted (Ryley Brothers) of Hannibal, Missouri, Timothy Laza (Michelle Bracht) and Michael Chilsted of Carson City, Nevada.

His grandchildren:  Tevon, Ethan, Caroline, Alexis, Justin, Alexandra, Mavryk, Ryiann, and Emma.

His siblings:  Bruce Chilsted of Canton, Illinois, Vickie Lyons (Pat) and Julie Fox-Ryan of Waverly, Illinois, Teal Cunningham (Mark) and Pam McElroy (Randy) of Greenfield, Illinois, Cynthia Andersen (Keith) of Meredosia, Illinois, Gabriel Fox and Dwight Hall of Kentucky, Phillip Hall of Texas, Douglas Fox (Cathy) of Johnston City, Illinois, Fred Hopper (Sarah) of Whitehall, Illinois, Peggy Stout of Morton, Mississippi, Bill Schrock of Anamosa, Iowa, and Vickie Schrock of Mediapolis, Iowa.

He is also survived by his Aunt Dorothy Kay Mayfield (Dave) of Ursa, Illinois, Uncle Van Ray (Joyce) of Nesbit, Mississippi, Aunt Marilyn Kramberg (Richard) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Susan Anderson of Harrisburg, Illinois.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Blessing Hospice care team and everyone who cared for Steve at Blessing Hospital and Golden Good Shepherd Home.

Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Golden Good Shepherd Home, 101 Prairie Mills Road, Golden, IL 62339.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt.Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.



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Memorial Visitation
December 2, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Memorial Service
December 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Video is available for this event

Cremation Will Be Accorded

Burial of Cremated Remains

Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery
1037 725 E Street
Mount Sterling, IL 62353


Golden Good Shepherd Home
101 Prairie Mills Road, Golden IL 62339
Tel: 1-217-696-4421


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