Robert age 46, of 14060 Toot Place Lane died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born July 24, 1959, in East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of Robert V. Sr. and Janice (Laughlin) Stevenson. He married Marcia Giles on June 30, 1979, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Tony Stevenson of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Jessica Stevenson at home; his stepparents, Harold and Noreen Hand of Peoria; one brother, Todd (Jennifer) Hand of Spring Bay; one sister, Melissa (Brian) Despines of Creve Coeur; and stepsisters, Heidi and Heather.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He served 23 years in the military and was a Fulton County sheriff's deputy. He was a member and served as quartermaster for the past 15 years for Lewistown VFW Post 5001, and was a member of Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1.
Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lewistown High School Auditorium, with Pastor Dana McNeil officiating, and military rites accorded by his VFW and American Legion posts. There will be no visitation. The family will greet friends at the Lewistown VFW Post immediately following the memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to his VFW post or American Legion post. Henry-Lange Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.