Steven Roy Stiles (70) of Effingham


Published on January 16 2023 3:07 pm

Steven Roy Stiles, age 70, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away at 8:40 PM Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Steven’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst officiating. Burial will be in the Old St. Peter Cemetery east of Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Steven, memorials may be made to Old St. Peter Cemetery. The obituary can be viewed, and condolences left by clicking here

Steven was born on September 10, 1952, in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Jay Dee and Vera Louise (Fry) Stiles. He attended Newton Community High School and graduated with the class of 1970. He also graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in engineering.

Steven proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 6 years.

Steven married Ann Bergbower on December 26, 1971, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois.

Steven worked as a nuclear engineer at Dresden Nuclear Power Plant in Morris, Illinois, and retired after many years of service. He enjoyed bowling, yoga, camping, and spending time outdoors.

Steven is survived by:

Wife of 51 years – Ann Stiles of Effingham, Illinois

Children – Chad Stiles of Lake Station, Indiana; and Tara Stiles (husband Michael Taylor) of Effingham, Illinois

3 Grandchildren – Molly Stiles, Abby Stiles, and Daisy Taylor

Mother-in-law – Lena Bergbower Richardson of Newton, Illinois

Steven was preceded in death by his parents Jay Dee Stiles and Vera Louise Gray.