John F. Steljes

November 26, 1944 - October 5, 2016
John F. Steljes thumbnail
Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services Light a candle Light a candle


John F. Steljes, 71, of Belvidere, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Alden Debes in Rockford, surrounded by his loving family. John was born November 26, 1944 in Chicago, IL, son of Albert J. “Happy” and Kathryn L. (Coffey) Steljes. He married Catherine Sroka on October 5, 1963 in Chicago, IL. John was a truck driver and was a member of Teamster’s. He loved playing the guitar, and music.

John is loved and will be missed by his wife, Catherine “Kitty”; children, Deborah “Debbe” (Robert “Nick”) Minson, John (Denise) Steljes, and Pamela “Pam” (Gilbert “Gill”) Jefferson; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren on the way; sisters, Valda J. Fasano, and Judy Marzec; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Service Information

Private Services will be held


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of John by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for John F. Steljes

Born: November 26, 1944
Died: October 5, 2016

Condolences for John F. Steljes

Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services.


Audra Shatat posted on 10/7/16

I remember always going to visit my Uncle, Aunt and cousins. The best times were the holidays when we were all together. All the Aunts and Uncles seemed to always be smiling, happy and close. My Uncle will be greatly missed and always thought about!