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Steven W. Frye

12/13/1962 - 9/16/2017

PEKIN ~ Steven Wayne Frye, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his home.
Born December 13, 1962 in Pekin to Charles Dean and Arleta Marie (Maus) Frye, he married Kimberly Chatterton on March 3, 2017 in Pekin.  She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Dean (Vicki) Buttrum of Pekin; two daughters, Tera (Terry) Howell and Sonya Welchel, both of Pekin; nine grandchildren; one brother, Jimie Dean( Annette) Frye of Pekin; and two sisters, Dana Star (Robert) Wernli of Bakersfield, California and Cheryle Rene (Randy) Watson of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Steve had worked for Morton Metalcraft for many years.  
He was a former member of Days of Grace in Morton.  He enjoyed fabricating and he was an excellent welder.  
Steve enjoyed all things outdoors including fishing, deer hunting, gardening and riding his ATV.  He was a very loving husband, father, son and brother.  His family will miss him deeply.
A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Toys for Tots at 2903 W. Nebraska Peoria, IL 61604 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 530 NE Glen Oak Dr. Peoria, IL 61614.