CHATSWORTH — Stephen Bernard Saathoff, 67, Dixon, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday (Nov. 3, 2013) at his home.
He was the president of the Franklin Grove Bank, a position he held for 38 years before retiring in July of 2013.
Stephen was born May 27, 1946, in Chatsworth, the son of Bernard Frederick and Josephine Durkes Saathoff. He graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1964, and graduated from Millikin University, Decatur, in 1968.
Steve was the platoon leader of the 2nd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. He served in the Central Highlands in South Vietnam and was the recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart during combat operations in Vietnam.
He married Mildred “Millie” Maly on July 24, 1971, in Clarendon Hills.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Dixon; SAE Fraternal Organization; American Legion Post 497, Franklin Grove; Franklin Grove Farming Heritage; Masonic Friendship Lodge No. 7; and Union League Club, Chicago.
Survivors include his wife of Dixon; one daughter, Becky Saathoff; one son, Stephen Benjamin (Christine) Saathoff; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Tyler Saathoff. Steve will continue to live in the hearts of those who loved him.
A memorial visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon.
A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Dixon Food Pantry or Wounded Warrior Project.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com.