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 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. Steve is a member of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce, Boone County Historical Museum, AOPA, CANA, National Funeral Directors Association, Order of the Golden Rule, and is currently serving as a board member of Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum. Steve has had a life long love for aviation, receiving his private pilot license in 1984 at the age of 20. 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.