Steven Roger Powell
Steven Roger Powell, age 68, of Forsyth, Missouri, passed away at home after a difficult battle with prostate cancer in his bones May 4, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born January 18, 1951, in Atkinson, Illinois, the son of Lawrence and Loraine (Floming) Powell. Steve was joined in marriage July 29, 1989, to Gracanne Bjorklund. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Steve graduated from Atkinson High School in 1969. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After four years of service to his country, Steve had a 36-year career with John Deere Davenport Works. He was a volunteer fireman 15 years and enjoyed fishing bass tournaments, playing tennis, and playing water volleyball. Steve was loved for all his talents. Most of all, Steve loved his family and will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his uncle Roger, who he especially loved.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Gracanne Powell; four children and their spouses: Chad and Kristy Powell, Brandon Powell, Eric and Laura Bjorklund, Kristi and Kyle Warrenfeltz; five grandchildren: Kayla, Cody and Kaitee, Katelyn, Christian, Alyssa; 1 great grandchild, Rossiee; a brother; a sister; and a host of other family and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held between 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson, Illinois. At a later time, private inurnment will take place in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.