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Stephen John Stump

Stephen John Stump

Stephen John Stump, age 70, of Quincy, died on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, IA after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. He was born on January 25, 1951 in Macomb, IL the son of Charles Laurel and Maureen Louise (Arnold) Stump. He married Sharon Ann Klues on June 16, 1978. She survives.

Mr. Stump was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Bowen West Point High School in 1969. He received his Associate's Degree from Spoon River College in Canton, IL and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Quincy University. Stephen served in the United States Navy from 1972 until 1976 as a hospital corpsman. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Stephen was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was passionate about his faith and loved conversation. He derived profound joy through dedication to his ever growing family. He had a joyful, genial, and selfless nature that was loved and admired.

In addition to his wife, Stephen is also survived by:
SIX CHILDREN: Matthew C. Stump (Aleeza Granote) of St. Louis, MO; Rebecca C. Shinn (Ryan) of Quincy; Elizabeth C. Torres (Jose) of Bettendorf, IA; Peter A. Stump of Galesburg, IL; John D. Stumpf (Meghan) of Littleton, CO; and Brian A. Stump of New York, NY.
GRANDCHILDREN: Ariella and Mariah Granote; Dominic, Damian, and Danica Shinn; and Xavier, Rafael and Alessandra Torres.
SIBLINGS: Patrick Stump, James Stump (Denise); Theresa Ghafourian (Saeed) and Mark Stump.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Charles 'Tony' Stump.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12:00 noon in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by the US Navy Honor Detail and the American Legion Post #37. Visitation will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Friday from 11:00 until the time of the services at noon. Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, St. Jude Children's Hospital or Adams County Right to Life.

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Condolences

From:
Bud & Rosanna Voss
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Bud & Rosanna
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Denny and Nancy Kendrick
Quincy, IL
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To Sharon and kids and Steve's siblings,
We are very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed, by all.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Denny and Nancy
From:
Jason Obert
Quincy, IL
Comments:
matt,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father he was a great man...
From:
Melissa and AJ Holtschlag
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We’re so very sorry for your loss Peter. Thinking of you and your family during this awful time.
From:
Chris Reichert
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Sharon and kids I am so sorry about the loss of your husband and father. I will always remember his kind smile, heartfelt laughter and the way he would look at me as he was talking about one of his children. He loved all of you and I know he is in heaven due to his strong faith in God. May God's angels surround all of you with peace and love.
From:
Machelle Arnold & John Maenpaa
Chicago, IL
Comments:
Sharon, our hearts are with you and your family with the loss of Steve. As one of the younger cousins in the Arnold family, I always remember Steve's gracious smile, laughter, and kind example for we littler ones. His call to my family when our dad passed brought all those memories back to me. It wasn’t a short chat; he took the time to share memories and bring comfort where possible. Visiting with both of you again at Amanda’s wedding a couple of years ago was an unexpected and timely gift. He was then as I had always remembered him. Sending Healing Love and Light and may you find peace and comfort in his memory.
From:
Alex Kewney
Park Ridge, IL
Comments:
We send our deepest condolences to the Stump family. We know that Stephen's legacy will live on with an amazing family. Peter- we are here for you and we love you man!

- Alex Kewney, Devin Frame, Andrew Crane, Alex Wall, and Phil Baird
From:
Judy Logan
Camp Point, IL
Comments:
Sharon and Family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Steve. I remember the years we worked together and the meals we shared. You are in my Prayers during this time
From:
Steve and Patti Bunch
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We have such fond memories of him back when all of our kids were growing up and into sports. He was a very caring and loving individual. Please know we are lifting your entire family up in our prayers. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time.
From:
Patrick M. Humphrey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So, so, sorry to hear that Steve passed over. Great guy and great neighbor. May God give you his peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name, amen.
From:
Patrick M. Humphrey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry to hear. Great guy and neighbor. Sharon, may God give you his peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name, amen.
From:
Susan Arrowsmith
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. He was quite a man and loved the Lord as I know you do Sharon and He will bring you through this valley.
From:
Ken & Labetta Boekhaus
Villa Rica, GA
Comments:
To Sharon & family:
Our deepest condolences. We have many fond memories of Steve. He will be remembered for his huge heart. He will be missed.
From:
Bruss Family
Irvine, CA
Comments:
Sharon & Family, Theresa & Family, and siblings,
We are so sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting Sharon & Steve at Amanda and Jared’s wedding and remember his warmth, kind smile and happiness being with Theresa and her family. Wishing you all strength and courage at this very sad time.
Fondly,
Jeff & Sandy Bruss & Family
From:
Danya Cunningham
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon and Family, I’m sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this hard time.
From:
Lonny B Lemon
San Tan Valley AZ, AZ
Comments:
Sharon & Family,
I was saddened to hear of your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of the support you and Steve gave to your children, and to QND during my 17 years there. I will pray that God gives you the strength and support you need in the days ahead. I will pray that HE also fills your hearts and memories only with reminders of the many Blessings you shared with your family patriarch. God Bless.
From:
LouAnn Metternich
Nauvoo, IL
Comments:
Sympathy to Steve's family. Our family was close to the Stump Family back in the days when attending West Point Catholic Church. Coming to the Monnier Farm and hanging out with us was fun. Charlie and Maureen, Steve's parents, were strong in their faith and even though I have not visited with the siblings, After all these years, I can believe Steve was a devoted Family man as well. May god give you peace and strength during this time.
From:
Joe Arnold
Dallas City, IL
Comments:
Dear Sharon and family,
I was so sorry to hear we have lost Steve. I was honored to be there from Steve's first days in Macomb and throughout my life. He was a warm, generous, funny, good, and sometimes goofy boy and man. I will hold him in my heart and mind always as a loving memory.

Uncle Joe Arnold
From:
Keith Mallory
Atlanta, GA
Comments:
Pam, James, Kelly and Keith are saddened by the passing of Steve Stump and his family has our condolences.
From:
Fr. Joe Zimmerman
Quincy, IL
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I was saddened to learn of Stephen's death. May God bless Sharon and the rest of his family.
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jeffrey jansen
Quincy, IL
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Growing up Steve was always the voice of calm peace and reasoning. One of the nicest most caring proud person I was blessed to know in my youth. Never a harsh word and always nice and kind and full of life. One of the greatest families I’ve ever known. I wish I could have talked to him more in my adult years especially since her was Navy. I know he was a hero to his family and friends but also a hero to the nation for his time in service. Thank you Steve for all the years of kindness. His calling you home is a blessing but very sad and hard for the family that loves you.
From:
Richard Dietrich
Quincy, IL
Comments:
It’s impossible to pass by Ninth & Cedar and not think about Mr. Stump. He and his family were wonderful neighbors and the best paper carriers! I can’t remember an encounter with him that he didn’t have a smile on his face and a friendly word to share.

Richard Dietrich
911 Cherry St
From:
Kay Dempsey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon I am so sorry to hear of Steve's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Mark and Jannel VonderHaar
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.🙏