Steven A. Morreim, 70, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away tragically on December 28, 2017 in a fatal car accident in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
Born February 2, 1947 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Oscar and Gladys (Johnson) Morreim. Married to Janet Stokes on November 24, 1979 in Marengo, Illinois.
He graduated from Mankato State University in Minnesota with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Masters in Physics. He served his country as a Marine during Vietnam.
After working for Carter-Day in Minneapolis, MN and for Chicago Eastern in Marengo, IL; he founded his own grain drying manufacturing company, QED Dryer Sales & Mfg. Inc. in 1986. His family business has served the grain drying industry worldwide from United States, Russia, New Zealand, Belize, India, Canada, etc. He was a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) for over thirty years. His business was a very important part of his life, so he treated everyone like family and loved with his whole heart. He gave freely and cared for those who needed a helping hand.
He raised his family in Belvidere, IL and moved to Cherry Valley, IL to spend the summer months close to his family. During the winters, he would travel down to Lehigh Acres, FL where he spent his time wood-working, feeding the birds, and designing artwork from sea glass with Tiffeny Morreim. He loved to fish throughout his life and enjoyed the marvels of science and science-fiction.
He is survived by his wife Janet Morreim; his daughters Dr. Stephanie Gorham, Nicole (Ronald) Fruit, and Tiffeny Morreim; his son Eric (Josephine) Morreim; and his two grandchildren Noah Gorham and Dylan Morreim; along with his brother, Philip Morreim of Albert Lea, Minnesota. Preceded him was his parents, Oscar and Gladys Morreim, and his brother Roger Morreim.
Visitation from 4-7pm on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere IL 61008.
Funeral at 11am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 N. Lyford Rd, Rockford, IL 61108. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials to the family to be donated to Swedish American Community Benefit Fund and Wounded Warrior Project. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.