Steven Eric Bantz, 44, of Bethalto, passed away at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1970, in Alton, the son of Clinton Bantz and Barbara and Kenneth Mitchell.
Steven was a carpenter for the Local Union 377 for more than 24 years. He always prided himself in how hard he could work. He enjoyed barbecuing and going to car races. He loved his dog, Brutus.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Harrison Bantz of Livingston; a sister, Andrea Bantz of Hartford; two stepbrothers and their spouses, Rusty and Terri Mitchell of Brighton and Toby and Linda Mitchell of Troy; a nephew, Josh Bantz; and a niece, Tori Sorenson-Bantz.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton with the Rev. Amy Rayson and Chaplain Kim Allen officiating.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.