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Terry Steinberg

October 5, 1939 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 79)

Mr. Terry Glen Steinberg, age 79, of Jacksonville, Illinois passed away at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Jacksonville, Illinois.

He was born October 5, 1939 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Wilmer Glen and Pauline Amelia Rice Steinberg.  He married Carol Behymer on October 11, 1959 in the Hersman Presbyterian Church in Hersman, Illinois and she survives.

Mr. Steinberg served as an engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for over 34 years retiring in 1991.  Terry graduated from Meredosia High School with the class of 1957.  He then attended the University of Illinois in Champaign.  Terry had the ability to do just about anything he set his mind to, including completely building a home for his family near Meredosia, where they resided for over 20 years.  He had served as the Burgoo Meister in Meredosia for several years and was also the president of the Meredosia Athletic Booster Club.  Terry enjoyed volunteering with the Meredosia Food Pantry and he always loved traveling and camping, especially out west.   One of his many attributes was that he never complained about anything even through his many health issues.  Terry truly loved his family and especially enjoyed the time spent with his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife Carol Steinberg of Jacksonville, Illinois.  One son, Paul Steinberg (wife, Lisa) of Wayne, Illinois.  Two granddaughters Dr. Olivia Steinberg O.D. (husband, Ryan Kellner) of Winfield, Illinois and Mikaela Bagnuolo (husband, John) of Wheaton, Illinois also survive along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Linda Reich and Jo Ellen Reynolds.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Nick Xamis officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hersman Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Meredosia Food Pantry or the Hersman Cemetery.

Condolences for the family may be left online at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.


Donations may be made to:

Meredosia Food Pantry

Hersman Cemetery


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