Steve Debelak Born: August 6, 1961; in Morris, IL Died: January 13, 2017; in Joliet, IL Steve Debelak, age 55 of Braidwood passed away Monday, January 13, 2017 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Born August 6, 1961 in Morris, Steve Albert is a son of Barbara Ann Nowman and Albert B. Debelak. He was raised and educated in Braceville, and graduated from Gardner South Wilmington High School with the Class of 1979. Steve worked as a fork lift operator for Caterpillar in Joliet for many years, and most recently for Home Depot Logistics Center in Elwood. He was a member of Area Number One Outdoor Club of Coal City, and enjoyed spending time outdoors ice fishing and hunting for fossils. Steve like to put together model classic cars, looked forward to his annual trips to the Sandwich Fair,and never missed an Ides of March Concert if it was in a 100 mile radius. Survivors include his parents: Barbara Nowman of Camden, Indiana and Albert (Donna May) Debelak of Coal City; brothers and sister, Walter (Carina) Debelak of East Brooklyn, Eric (Sheila) Debelak of Marengo, Illinois, Gina Debelak of Selma, Alabama, and Matt (Dawn) Debelak of Gardner; one half-sister, Cindy Gremar of Coal City; his loving companion, Lisa Sexton of Braidwood; and her daughter; and grandson, Jennifer Sternal and Joey Sternal, both of Channahon; several aunts and uncles, numerous nieces and nephews; and his four legged friend, Prizzie. Per Steve's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation and video tribute will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 between the hours of 3:00p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Preferred memorials may be made in Steve's memory to: Braidwood Coalition for A Healthy Community. Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs or share Steve's memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City 815-634-2125.
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