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Stephen Carson

April 10, 1961 — June 24, 2015

Stephen D. Carson, 54, of Normal, IL, passed away at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.

He was born April 10, 1961 in Shreveport, LA to William and Gracie Mae (Austin) Carson.

Surviving are his beloved fiancé, Donna Butikofer of Normal, IL; 2 daughters, Rose (Charles Pruitt) Talley of Fort Worth, TX; Stephene Carson of Savannah, TX; 2 grandsons, Ryan and Scot; and 2 granddaughters, Saige and Emiley, that he loved and adored.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Steve was a kind, caring and fun loving person who didn't know a stranger. He was an avid KISS fan and loved Rock n' Roll music. He deeply loved and cherished his fiancé Donna and her three daughters, Jacqueline Butikofer, Kristin Upton and Kayla Dietsch. He also adored her 4 grandchildren Vanessa, Michael, Michelle and Garrett.

Steve was an Air Force Veteran serving as a jet fueler. He served five and a half years and was stationed out of Alaska. He worked for Schwan's as a route manager since 1996. His co-workers were like his extended family and his customers were his top priority.

Steve is deeply loved and will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family. Online tributes and condolences may be made to


JUN 27. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

JUN 28. 2:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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