Stephen “Steve” Walsh, 61, of Rosiclare, Illinois passed away at 4:05 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Graveside services celebrating Stephen’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Stone Church Cemetery near Rosiclare, Illinois. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at http://www.meyerfh.com.
Stephen was born on April 14, 1955, in Ukiah, California, the fourth of six children born to Edward Joseph “Ed” and Cordelia Ann “Dee” (Mangrum) Walsh. He married Randee Goins on April 16, 1987, in Eureka, California.
Stephen loved philosophy and history and obtained a degree in Religious Studies from University of Santa Barbara, and studied for a year at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium. After returning to the United States, he obtained his Registered Nurse license. He worked in many states including California, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois. He especially enjoyed working in Hospice and psychiatric nursing.
Stephen had a deep faith in God which governed his life. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 29 years, Randee Goins Walsh, of Rosiclare, Illinois; children, Mirjana, Dominic, Luke, Noelle, and Riley Walsh of Rosiclare; brother, Pat (Tami) Walsh of Eureka, California; sisters, Mary (Bob) Ferrell of Sheridan, Wyoming and Kay Astry of Los Angeles, California; granddaughter, Nissa Walsh of Rosiclare; mother-in-law Ruth Goins of Rosiclare; several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers – Mike and Larry Walsh, and his father-in-law, Bobby Goins.