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Steve Blue

August 29, 1952 -
January 8, 2022

Steve Blue was born August 29, 1952 in Urbana, a son of Dale I. Blue and Lucille Shoaf Blue.

He was raised in Ludlow on the farm until he moved to Champaign with his mother.  He married Bonita Stombaugh in October 1970 in Rantoul.

Steve was a member of Ludlow Methodist Church, he was a Boy Scout in Ludlow and Ch…read more

Steve Blue was born August 29, 1952 in Urbana, a son of Dale I. Blue and Lucille Shoaf Blue.

He was raised in Ludlow on the farm until he moved to Champaign with his mother.  He married Bonita Stombaugh in October 1970 in Rantoul.

Steve was a member of Ludlow Methodist Church, he was a Boy Scout in Ludlow and Champaign.  He played little league baseball for Vaughn & Bartlow and played football for Franklin Jr. High and Central High School.

He was a member of Local 841 Operators since 1980.  Steve worked for Mahomet Township and Leo Bian Construction in the early 70’s.  He also drove a semi for his mother’s trucking company, Shields Trucking for 2 years before starting his own business in October 1975, Blue’s Lawngrading and Excavating.  During his 47 years in business, he provided grading for Signature Homes, Ironwood Homes and Nelson Construction.   He also was a contractor with numerous other businesses.  One special job Steve completed was grading the baseball diamond in Savoy that was dedicated in memory of his son, Travis as Travis Field.

Survivors include his wife Bonnie, two brothers, Dale (Kathy) and Jack (Theresa) and three granddaughters.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, his son, Travis in 1991 and his daughter, Amy Blue-Short in 2019.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Trinity Community Fellowship, 1300 W. Clinton Ave., Farmer City. Rev. David Ashby will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences may be offered at morganmemorialhome.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022

Time: 03:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 17, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

Trinity Community Fellowship

Address:

1300 W Clinton Ave
Farmer City, IL 61842

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