Stephen Dudley Bierbaum, 67, of Alton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
In his last days, he often mentioned that he loved his Jesus and he loved his family. A native of the Alton area, Stephen had a 40-year career with Olin Brass, retiring in 2008.
Stephen was married to his wife, Jean, for 45 years. Together, they had three children, Brett Bierbaum (and his wife, Barb) of Murray, Ky., Sarah Folmnsbee (and her husband, Scott) of Alton, and Greta Bierbaum of Brighton; grandchildren, Lauren (Bierbaum) Miller and her husband, Zach, Cierra Smith, Briana Folmnsbee, Katie Bierbaum, Abbie Bierbaum, Liza Smith, Madison Erwin, Cora Smith and Colton Bierbaum.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at The Bridge Church, 504 E. 12th St., Alton, with visitation and reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to Parkside Presbyterian Church Comfort & Joy Blanket Ministry, 1312 Beanehaven Drive, Godfrey, IL 62035.
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.