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Stephen Theodore “Steve” Havermale

Stephen Theodore “Steve” Havermale

Stephen T. "Steve" Havermale was born April 10th, 1949, to Victor and Dorothy (Maas) Havermale. Steve married Marie "Angie" (Crnic) Havermale July 9, 1975, she survives.

Steve's early life was spent in a loving home with his parents, brother and sisters on Quincy's southwest side. Steve had a deep love for Quincy and his old neighborhood at 5th and Adams.

From an early age, Steve had a keen interest in electrical and electronic systems and components. Some of Steve's best times were spent working on electronic and intercom systems with his dad and brother, carrying on the Havermale family's love for electronics. As a young man, he was noted in his neighborhood for creating electrical systems, radios and various electrical and electronic pranks. He had a truly amazing ability to understand electronic theory, computers/electronic components and how they worked together. Steve spent his life using his self-taught abilities to help and educate others.

Steve attended St. Mary's Grade School and Christian Brothers High School, graduating in
1967. Steve worked at Keller's, the Quick Chick and Gem Electronics as a Two Way Radio and Communications Tower Technician prior to serving in the Army. Steve served in the military receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1971, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He returned to Gem Electronics after his service in the Army. In 1974, Steve and three partners started Alarm Systems, Inc. (ASI), and in 1976, he went full time with ASI. In 1991, Steve became the sole owner and President of ASI and operated the business until it was sold to new ownership in 2012, completing over 44 years at ASI. Steve continued working at ASI as a project coordinator, advisor and mentor until his death. Steve took great pride in working hard to protect people and property. ASI was his vocation not just a job. He shared his great knowledge and tremendous work ethic with his family members and co-workers at ASI that inspired everyone around him.

Steve's personal life was highlighted by family and community involvement. He spent hours helping at Quincy Notre Dame as a ticket taker, scoreboard repairer, a member of the "Midnight Crew" that helped develop the softball field and as an active band parent. He enjoyed the family get-togethers at his childhood home with family on Friday nights. He treated all of his family acquired through marriage as family with no distinctions. Everyone was family to Steve and he to them. He always strived to make people feel welcome, comfortable and part of the group.

His greatest personal joy was being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. He loved attending family functions, parish picnics and community festivals, sporting events, school functions, band trips and any family event or event where there were people to meet and greet.

Steve is survived by:
His wife Angie (Crnic) Havermale of Quincy

His children: Paul (Pam) Havermale of Quincy, Amanda (Tim) Doellman of Quincy, Chrissy (Jim) Graszer of Aurora, IL.

His grandchildren: Dr. Gregory (Dr. Katie Skaggs) Havermale of Quincy, Matthew (Lauren) Havermale of St. Peters, MO, Bradley Havermale of Quincy,Noah Doellman of Quincy, Hunter Doellman of Quincy, Xander Graszer of Aurora, IL. and Liam Graszer of Aurora. IL.

His great-grandchild: Hudson Havermale of St. Peters, MO.

His siblings: Connie (Johny) Miller of Durham, MO. Janet (Danny) Wolf of Quincy, Carol (Rick) Bridal of Quincy, Vicky (Lee) Hanlin of Monroe City, MO. Kathy ( Bruce) Albright of Quincy and Jerry ( Debbie) Havermale of Payson, IL and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his aunts and uncles.

Steve battled Pancreatic Cancer bravely for many months. He succumbed to the illness on Saturday July 7, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family. He was a good man that will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home,
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Interment with military honors in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or to The Steve Havermale Educational Fund.

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From:
Becky Moore
LaPorte, IN
Comments:
Angie, Paul,& Family, This saddens my heart to read this.Steve was a great guy to work for and always so mellow to his employees.Even after I went to another job, everytime we seen each other out / about, he always smiled and asked how I was doing..Steve was just that, a great guy to know
From:
"Toot, Jan and Casey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Angie, What a loss to your family a nd the community. Our prayers are with you all. Know that he is at peace with our Lord in his new heavenly home.God Bless !!!
From:
Matt & Amy Longo
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Thoughts and prayers to everyone. Steve will be missed. I enjoyed the many mornings at 24th State (Ayerco) with his coffee and conversations.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To the entire family our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
From:
Fred Bloss
Quincy, IL
Comments:
The family can be so proud of Steve. He never would shrink from helping others. His family came first, then friends, and then anyone who needed him. He raised wonderful children whom he loved dearly. He will be sorely missed.
From:
Danya Badamo Wheeler
Quincy, IL
Comments:
New Steve from grade school And over the years at QND soccer he always had a smile on his face and sound sassy remark he will be truly missed so sorry
From:
Tina M Schinner
Windsor, CO
Comments:
Although I lived away from Quincy for most all my life, when he did visit Steve was always kind and helpful. He helped mom a lot when she was living out there alone. I always appreciated that. I am sorry for our family's loss.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
Angie and Family,
I was saddened to hear the news. I cannot begin to remember all the hours I spent at QND with Steve and Rich Reis as he helped us secure our school. He always had his coffee cup with him! I know how much he loved all of you. You were his pride and joy. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the tough times ahead, and that HE will fill your hearts and minds with only the great memories you created with your beloved one.

God Bless,
Lonny
From:
JasonAltgilbers
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Im so sorry for ur loss. Prayers for ur family
From:
Bonnie Perrine
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Paul, Pam, Amanda and Tim, Sorry for your loss. I graduated the same year Steve did but from Notre Dame. Prayers for your family.
From:
Tracy Phillips
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Steve was a good man. He was great help to me at QND when I was in charge of the concessions, always there to set things up and willing to help anyone with anything. He will be missed. My sympathies
and prayers to the family!
From:
Billy and Laverne Meyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
The family can rest assured as Steve was a good guy. He was also a great classmate and businessman. God Bless
From:
Debbie Lopez
Chula Vista, CA
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
From:
Rita and Azad Tayyab
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Steve was a prince of a man and there are too few of his kind in this world.My husband and I were very fond of this happy and good natured person who always stayed the same over the years. Please accept our sincere condolences and know, we grieve with you.