Kenneth Steed

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Kenneth E. Steed, 65, of Belleville, IL, born August 13, 1953, in Glendale, AZ, died Friday, December 14, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Steed worked in retail management at many companies throughout the years.  He took great pride in his work and most recently had worked at Auto Zone for more than 13 years.  He truly enjoyed the many relationships he made there. After many years living in Texas, Ken relocated back to the Belleville area where he loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing, listening to soft rock favorites including but not limited to Kenny G, Phil Collins & Pink Floyd. He loved Mexican food, specifically chili renos, and absolutely loved sci-fi movies and television shows. He was impatiently awaiting the last season of Game of Thrones. Ken was sarcastic and witty and sometimes had an inappropriate or dark sense of humor. He will be missed every single day for the rest of the lives of those who knew and loved him immeasurably!

He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Carol M., nee Browning, Steed; and one brother, Jon M. Steed.

Surviving are one daughter, Rachel (Greg) Cole of Belleville, IL;
one son, Aaron Steed (Victoria Mauch) of Millstadt, IL;
two step-children, Tiffany Navel of Redding, CA, and Josh Wells of Round Rock, TX;
six grandchildren, James Cotton IV, Jaecob Cotton, Malyki Cole, Hayden Steed, Bailey Steed, and Teagan Steed;
a sister, Denise (Terry) Voss of Shiloh, IL;
and a very close friend, Homer Martz of Rockwell City, IA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


7 Comments on Kenneth Steed

Gabriele schoppaul said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2023 at 5:21 AM

I missed your Birthday.August 13th. Happy Heavenly Birthday.Fly with the love.I will always love you.Miss you so much.

  • Rich square
  • Nc
Gabriele Schoppaul said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Will always miss the sorry for your loss...?

  • Stafford
  • VA
Dan Burns said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2018 at 3:08 AM

I was saddened to hear of cousin Kenny's passing. He was always the grown-up cousin that we looked up to. I am envious of the honest, hard-working, and full life he lived and offer my condolences to the many people that will miss him. I will turn up the volume when I watch the last season of Game of Thrones so he can listen in.

  • Los Altos
  • CA
Tim Burns said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Rachel, Aaron, Denise and Family--I am so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this tough week. My Mother (Janet Burns) and brother and sister are all thinking about you and Kenny. May Kenny rest in peace.

  • Fort Dodge
  • Iowa
Vlad and Jill Halupa said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2018 at 9:31 PM

We didn't know Ken very long, he was our neighbor, but we had a good conversation whenever we saw each other. We waved at each other coming and going. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Shelly Trotter said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2018 at 9:56 AM

To the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss, stay strong Rachel I love you and I am praying for you.

  • Houston
  • Tx
Beckie & Meco White said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2018 at 12:42 AM

We are deeply saddened by your loss. Hold onto the happiest memory of Ken. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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