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Wayne R. Steep 1932-2018

Wayne Steep
Wayne Steep

SENECA — Wayne R. Steep, 85, of Seneca, passed away Saturday, March 17, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Seneca, with Pastor Kris Zierke officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Morris. Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Wayne was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Seneca to Clinton and Marjorie (Thorson) Steep. He married Marian Martin on Jan. 11, 1958, in Spring Valley.

Wayne was a proud member of the United States Air Force, serving from 1952 to 1956. He retired from GE Plastics after 33 years working in maintenance. Wayne enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion Seneca Kasal Post 457 and a past president of the Seneca Grade School Board of Education. He was a lifetime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marian; three sons, Marty (JoEtta) Steep, of Sugar Grove, Jerry (Pamela) Steep, of Morris, and Kevin (Kristi) Steep, of Seneca; five grandchildren, Savannah Steep, Kristina Pfaff, Brandon (Brittney), Jordan (Courtney), and Maddie Steep; one great-granddaughter, Harper; and his siblings, William Steep, of Seneca, Judy Jelm, of Plainfield, Charles Steep, of Ottawa, and Susan Phelps, of Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters-in-law, Lois Steep, Patricia Steep, and Cheryl Becker; and three brothers-in-law, Lloyd Jelm, Robert Phelps and Richard Becker.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home

135 E. Lincoln St., Seneca, IL  61360


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