Stephen “Steve” Farkas, 90, of Godfrey, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. He had been living at Provision Living at Godfrey.
He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Melvindale, Mich., the son of Steve and Elizabeth (Tamas) Farkas.
He married Marcella Lorsbach on Nov. 25, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2014.
Steve was a WWII veteran who served overseas in Oahu and Japan. Before retiring, he had worked for Millers Mutual Insurance. For years, Steve enjoyed square dancing with his wife, as well as refinishing furniture, walking at the mall and reading. His greatest joys were being with his kids, grandkids, his family and traveling. In the last few years, watching Cardinal games was his favorite pastime. Steve was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Laura Farkas of St. Louis, Susan Ruckman of Godfrey, and Teresa and David Wagner of Johnstown, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kim Farkas of Godfrey; eight grandchildren, Christopher and his wife, Jenny, Jared and Tyler Ruckman, David, Benjamin and Noah Wagner, and Zach and Molly Farkas; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Lynn Ruckman; a sister-in-law, Lois Lorsbach of Hardin; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Marcella; he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dr. Eugene Farkas.
Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. Friends may also visit prior to the funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will take place in St. Norbert’s Cemetery in Hardin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.