Steven K. Bushman

  • Born: March 20, 1953
  • Died: November 15, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

STERLING – Steven K. Bushman, 66 of Sterling died Friday November 15, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford suddenly.

He was born on March 20, 1953 in Sterling, the son of Arman E. and Lenora J. (Queckboerner) Bushman and was a graduate of MIT in Morrison. He married Linda J. Weed on May 23, 1979 in Rock Falls. Steven had worked as a truck driver for the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co and when they closed he drove for Rock River Ready Mix and owned and operated Trees R Us tree transplanting. Later he was the co-owner/operator of Northern Illinois Transit Co as well as being co-owner of Quilt Supplies For U. In his younger years Steven liked to race jeeps, hunt and trap shoot. He was an avid model railroader and a member of the Stephenson Co Antique Engine Club.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; their son Jeffrey Bushman of Sterling; their daughter Jennifer Bushman of Schaumburg, IL; his brothers: John (Cathy) Bushman of Odessa, FL, Frank (Michele) Bushman of Louden, TN, Doug (Lisa) Bushman of Rockford and Don (Kristy) Bushman of Wilmington, NC, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Wednesday at 11 AM


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember many Christmas's and Queckborner get togathers

Posted by rhonda stead (Heffelfinger) - kewanee, IL - Family   November 20, 2019

My heart hurts. I Love You, forevermore and always.

Posted by Stephanie Bushman - LITTLETON, CO - Family   November 19, 2019

Linda, Jeff and Jennifer we are so sorry to learn of Steve's passing. We remember all the good times during the Scouting years and having talks with Steve at the store. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Al, Sandy and Alex Segneri

Posted by Sandy and Al Segneri - Casa Grande, AZ - Friend   November 18, 2019

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Doug and the entire family. My God be with you at this time and may he bring you brighter days..

Posted by Larry Tepe - Rockford, IL - Coworker   November 18, 2019

I have many memories with Uncle Steve. The family coming up to Illinois to spend time together with family. He was always there hanging out with the family. I remember all of us together at Wisconsin Dells, spending Christmas together. Last time I saw him we were at our cousin Riley's wedding in Minnesota all gathered at the hotel bar around this tiny table, having drinks. He made us all laugh at his stories and jokes.

Posted by Diana Bushman - Willingboro, NJ - Family   November 18, 2019

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Wish we could be there. Love Donna Al and Ashley

Posted by Donna Rompf - Lawrenceville, GA - Family   November 18, 2019

Sorry for your loss I worked with Steve and always enjoy talking with him

Posted by Dave Gorzny - Coworker   November 17, 2019

Linda, Jeff and Jennifer,
We are so so sorry to hear about Steve. I am so glad that we got to spend the time with you at Mom's birthday dinner. We love you guys .

Posted by Karen and Bob Jury - New Richmond, WI - Family   November 17, 2019

Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bess.

Posted by Kathy Gaskill - Dixon, IL - Friend   November 17, 2019