Obituary for Steve Harper | Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory

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Steve Harper

October 11, 1954 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 64)

Steve Harper, 64, of Washington, IL died at 11:04 am, Monday, December 3, 2018 at his residence. 

Born on October 11, 1954 in Peoria, IL to Earl and Shirley Jean Heberer Harper, he married Carlene Rickard on April 28, 1979 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife, Carlene; his mother, Shirley Harper; siblings, Bill, Vern, Mike and Debbie; special nephew, Brett along with several other nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law and his sheltie, Whisper. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob and his father.

Steve graduated from Central High School in Peoria.  He retired from Komatsu after 35 years of service.  Steve enjoyed duck hunting, fishing with his brother and nephew, and vacationing in Wisconsin with his sheltie dogs which he loved. He was a member of Taylor Lodge 98 in Washington.  Steve was very generous to others, always helping anyone in need. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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