DIXON — Stephen Bernard Saathoff, 67, of Dixon, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at his home. He was the President of the Franklin Grove Bank, a position he held for 38 years before retiring in July of 2013.
Stephen was born May 27, 1946 in Chatsworth, the son of Bernard Frederick and Josephine (Durkes) Saathoff. He graduated from Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth in 1964 and graduated from Millikin University in Decatur in 1968. Steve was the platoon leader of the 2nd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. He served in the Central Highlands in South Vietnam and was the recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart during combat operations in Vietnam
He married Mildred “Millie” Maly on July 24, 1971 in Clarendon Hills.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dixon, SAE Fraternal Organization, American Legion Post 497 of Franklin Grove, Franklin Grove Farming Heritage, Masonic Friendship Lodge #and the Union League Club in Chicago.
Survivors include his wife of Dixon; one daughter, Becky Saathoff; one son, Stephen Benjamin (Christine) Saathoff and two grandchildren, Courtney and Tyler Saathoff. Steve will continue to live in the hearts of those who loved him.
Memorial visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.10, 2013 with the family present from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A service to celebrate Steve’s life was held at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Dixon on Monday, Nov.11, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Dixon Food Pantry or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Ltd., Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com.
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