Stecker, Thomas Raymond

Visitation:
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Service:
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 10:15 AM at Graveside

Service Location:
Mt. Olive Cemetery in Robertsville, MO

Interment:
Mt. Olive Cemetery in Robertsville, MO

Memorials / Donations:
None



Obituary
OBITUARY

Thomas Ray Stecker, known to most as Tom, of St. Clair, MO, formerly Fenton, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on March 24, 2017, having reached the age of seventy-four years, five months and twenty days. Thomas was born in St. Louis, MO, on October 4, 1942, son of Raymond Stecker and Lillian Beatrice Stecker nee Woodland.

Tom is survived by his first cousins, Judy Dulworth and husband, Harold, of St. Clair, MO, Ron Woodland of Sullivan, MO and Sue Cotner and husband, Tim, of St. Louis, MO; by his special second cousins, Brad Dulworth and wife, Chris, of St. Clair, Kent Dulworth and wife, Patti, of St. Clair and Bret Dulworth and girlfriend, Jen, of Linn Creek, MO; by other cousins and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lillian Stecker.

Tom was a Christian of the Lutheran faith, believing in the Lord as his Savior. Tom was proud to have served his country in the Army National Guard, having been called to active duty May 13, 1968, serving in the Vietnam War, and transferring back to National Guard on December 12, 1969. He received his honorable discharge on April 14, 1970. During his working years, he was employed by Schnucks, having worked his way up to department manager. He had worked at several locations but when he retired after thirty years of employment, he was working at the Belleville, IL location. He was a member and retiree of the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 655 of St. Louis, MO and Local 534 and the Midwest Local. Tom was a people person and enjoyed visiting with co-workers and shoppers. After he retired, he enjoyed traveling and had time shares in many places, always making new friends where ever he stayed. Fishing was a favorite pastime. He liked frogs and collected frog memorabilia and so got the nick name of Frog. In recent years he enjoyed watching sports on television and was a avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Tom had a fondness for dogs and enjoyed the companionship of his little Shiatsu dog.

A kind and loving cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Graveside services with full military honors, was held at 10:30 AM at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Robertsville, MO, with the Rev. Frank Barns officiating.