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Stephen A. Sayers

February 10, 1949 — October 18, 2022

Orland Park, Illinois

Stephen A. Sayers

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Age 73 of Orland Park, Illinois and formerly of Coal City, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his home.

Born February 10, 1949 in Fairfield, Illinois, Stephen Adrien was a son of Adrien Eugene and Doris (Harrison) Sayers. He graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1967, and was soon thereafter, drafted into the United States Army where he served in combat during the Vietnam Conflict. On September 22, 1973, Steve married Rosemary Shelton and together they made their home in Coal City. He worked for Stepan Chemical, where he retired as an Engineer in 2015 following 35 years of service. Steve was a life member of the V.F.W. and belonged to the Coal City Area Club.

Known for his love of the outdoors, Steve loved to fish and camp. He enjoyed spending his summers vacationing on Marsh-Miller Lake in Wisconsin and visiting the casinos in Tunica, Mississippi. Steve will be most remembered as a simple man, who had a great sense of humor; spoke fluent sarcasm and would help those he loved and cared for with anything they needed.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, James and Denise Womack, and his loving companion and partner, Beverly Dattilo, both of Orland Park; granddaughter, Victoria (Anthony) Ortiz of Westville, Indiana, as well as Dana (John) Klein of Steger, Illinois who were like his own. Five grandchildren: Liam, Arianna, Dallas, Caleb and Nya; two brothers: Robert (Debbie) Sayers of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and John (Debbie) Sayers of Kewanee, Illinois, and nieces and nephews: Kerry Sayers-Foley of Davenport, Iowa, Kim Sayers of Darien, Illinois, Kelly Sayers of Oswego, Illinois, John Michael Sayers of Durant, Illinois, Bree Sayers of Jackson, Missouri and Rob Sayers of Alpharetta, Georgia.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Rosemary.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Thursday, October 27, 2022 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning, October 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will be in Sample Cemetery in Morris, where Steve will be laid to rest with his late wife, Rosemary. Pallbearers will be: Dan Davidson, Gabriel Pryszcz, Edward Milkint, Michael Doyle, Todd Mielcarz and John Klein.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Steve’s memory to The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, IL 60464 or to the Animal Welfare League 10305 Southwest Hwy, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Steve’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)  

To send flowers to the family in memory of Stephen A. Sayers, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Thursday, October 27, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 28, 2022

10:15 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Interment

Friday, October 28, 2022

12:15 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Sample Cemetery

Morris, IL 60450

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