Steve A. Nussmeyer 67, of St. Joseph passed away at 7:55 P.M. Monday February 8, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
A private family only service will be held. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL
Steve was born September 11, 1953 in Champaign. The son of Irvin and Vera (Kincade) Nussmeyer. He lived on the family farm four miles north of Broadlands. His parents moved into Sidney in 1970 where he then graduated from Unity High School in 1971. After graduation Steve enlisted in the U.S. Army serving for six years. He served with the 2nd Infantry Division,9th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division. Where he was awarded the Army Commendation for Mertorious Service. While in the Army he meet his wife Enola Darcey of Bayou Blue, LA. They meet March 1, 1974 and were happily married July 12, 1974 in Bayou Blue, LA.
To the marriage were born their children; Scott Allen Nussmeyer of Bourg, LA, Keith Allen Nussmeyer of Houma, LA, Taunya Ann (Russell) Rose of Fort Worth, TX, Wesley Allen Nussmeyer of Georgetown, IL. Three grandchildren Destiny Rose, Hunter Nussmeyer, Austin Rose. Brother Ron Nussmeyer of Flora,IL, Sister Karen (Darrin) Reifsteck of Villa Grove,IL.
After leaving the service Steve worked for Halliburton in the gulf of Mexico for 12 years. He then moved back to Illinois in 1989 were he worked for and retired from the Illinois State Prison in Danville with 25 years of service, retiring in December 2014.
Steve loved his family and farming, riding horses and fishing. He was a longtime member of Living Word Family Church of St. Joseph.
Steve was was diagnosed with cancer 1991, he went through three transplants at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
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