Stephen is a native of Rockford, IL and a graduate of Boylan Central Catholic High School, Rock Valley College, Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and Cardinal Stretch. Steve has 30 plus years of Funeral Directing experience, over 20 of which have been in Belvidere with Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services. Steve began his career in the funeral industry at the age of fifteen and has poured his life into his work and is passionate about serving each family as if they are his own. Steve and his wife, Diann, are members of First Evangelical Free Church. Something you may not guess about Steve is that he has had a life long love for aviation, receiving his private pilot license in 1984 at the age of 20. Like most aviators, you will often find him reading IFR Refresher,watching pilot instruction on YouTube, checking the weather, or looking at sectional charts on his iPad. Recently, Steve discovered the world of the Green Egg. He has become quite accomplished with the Green Egg and makes the best smoked ribs, chicken, roast beef, salmon, and delicious pizzas on the planet. This accomplishment makes Diann very happy. Steve also enjoys riding bike, kayaking and beer tasting. Steve and Diann have been blessed with four sons, and enjoy spending time with their sons and their wives, and their four-legged boys Ricky and Seamus.