Stephen Malec

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Stephen T. Malec, 67, of Belleville, IL, born March 7, 1952, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019, in Camdenton, MO.

Mr. Malec was a meat cutter before his retirement. He was vice president of UFCW Local 534.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Hohn; and his parents, Thaddeus S. and Cyrylla E., nee Szablowski, Malec.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Ann Malec, nee Hampton;
a daughter, Kimberly (Sean) Toner;
eight grandchildren, Zane Toner, Chloe and Trent Southwick, Vaughn Toner,
Sophia Toner, Taylor and Corey Mobley, and Michelle Hohn;
two brothers, John (Karen) Malec, of Valley Park, MO,
and Rick (Debbie) Malec of Atlanta, GA;
four sisters, Marcia (Dana) Tennill of St. Charles, MO,
Carol (Bill) Wickenhauser of St. Peters, MO,
Elaine (Bob) Burn of Atlanta, GA,
and Jan (Hank) Lockman of Hilliard, OH;
and countless nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.




10 Comments on Stephen Malec

Melanie Magarian Lodes said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2019 at 4:22 PM

To our loving Malec cousins, we were deeply saddened to hear of Stephen's passing. Julie and I have many happy memories of Stephen. We will always remember him, as my mom would say: "a dobra douza", a good soul. Melanie Magarian Lodes, Dan, Kaitlin & Sarah Lodes Julie Magarian Goddard and Stan

  • Weldon Spring
  • MO
PATTY WRIGHT said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Peggy and Malec family, I'm so sorry for your loss! We had a great crew at Belleville Shop n Save, and I miss all the great times we had at work, and sometimes meeting up and having a few drinks. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  • Maryville
  • IL
Howard & Janice Landa said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2019 at 5:04 AM

May flights of Angels sing Steve to his rest. Steve was a special person & will be missed by many. Howard & Janice Landa.

  • Saint Peters
  • MO
Tom Gilmore said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2019 at 12:12 AM

My condolences. Steve was one of the best guys I've met in my life. Rest in peace my friend

  • Smyrna
  • TN
Bro. Edward Loch SM said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2019 at 10:20 PM

I wish to send to the family my sympathies. I had Steve in class at Assumption and still remember him as one of my better students.

  • San Antonio
  • Texas
Rick & Patty Stevens said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Our heart felt condolences. Our prayers are with the Malec family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Evelyn and Hank Achtien said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2019 at 3:18 PM

We are so sorry to hear about our cousin Stephen. I remember his smile and soft spoken mannerism. I’m glad we were able to see him at family reunion. We will miss him. Hank and I send our condolences to Peggy and his family.

  • Downers Grove
  • Illinois
Jim & Linda Malec said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2019 at 11:29 AM

My cousin Steve and I were good buddies when we were kids. I got to know him again in recent years. He was a great guy with an easy smile and a quick sense of humor and irony. Kind. Solid. I'll miss him. We'll all miss him. Linda and I send our very best thoughts, wishes, and condolences to Peggy and all his close family.

  • New Market
  • MD
Pam (Szablowski) Rau said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2019 at 1:18 AM

To Our Malec Cousins: We are so sorry to hear the devastating news about Stephen. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. The Szablowski Family

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Keith E Varady said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2019 at 8:32 PM

Steve was a very righteous human being. I had the pleasure of being a 534 member for over 10 years under his representation. In that time I got to know Steve not only as an individual, but as a friend. Always enjoyed having a "cold 1" with him and the "locker room" chats. My thoughts and prayers to all his family, friends, and all others he touched in his life. Remembered by many, forgotten by none. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • belleville
  • Illinois

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