Steven L. Christian, 7, of Buda, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. A funeral service celebrating his life was held Tuesday, April 16 at Bunker Hill Church, Buda. The Rev. Mark Graves officiated. A visitation was held Monday, April 15 at Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd., Atkinson. Memorials may be left to the Steven L. Christian Memorial Fund.
He was born on Nov. 4, 2005, in Princeton, the son of Darin and Joan (Bos) Christian. He was named an Honorary Fireman by the Buda, Atkinson and Peoria fire departments, and also the United States Fire Administration. He was active with baseball and Cub Scouts. He enjoyed playing guitar and video games.
Survivors include his parents, Darin and Joan; two sisters and spouse, Krystal (Dylan) Boren and Stephanie Christian; great grandparents, Alice VanKerrebrock of Geneseo, John and Martha Christian of Kewanee; grandparents, Steve and Sharon Christian of Annawan, Carol Sunken of Atkinson and Marion Bos of Geneseo; several aunts and uncles; and one niece, Villi Bos. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Peter Bos; and great grandfather, Lawrence VanKerrebrock.