Garland B. Steagall Sr.

Norris – Garland B. Steagall Sr., 97, of Norris, passed away at his residence at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1920 in Farmer City, IL to Luny B. and Virgie (Mitchell) Steagall. He married May L. Mitchell on February 10, 1939 in Clinton, IL, she preceded him in death on February 24, 2008.

Garland was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Garland B. “Bud” Steagall Jr. and Ronald D. Steagall; daughter-in-law, Patricia Steagall; two brothers, one sister; and one grandson.

Surviving are two sons; Lawrence Steagall of Norris, and Michael (Connie) Steagall of St. Peter’s, MO; sister, Dorothy Rawley of Norris; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Garland was a Farmer, worked for International Harvester as a Laborer for 30 years, and worked for the City of Norris for 27 years. He loved to work outside and enjoyed dancing every chance he could.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. A burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to Franzoni Norris Park. To make online condolences you may go to

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7 Responses to Garland B. Steagall Sr.

  1. gloria stockman and karen murphy says:

    our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. he will be missed.

  2. gloria stockman and karen murphy says:

    thinking of you and connie at this time.

  3. Sharon and Dave Kahoun says:


  4. Craig steagall says:

    Grandpa, you touched the lives of everyone you met. You were the kindest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. In my 45 years on this earth, I have never met a man like you. A man I never saw angry a single time. A man that always had a smile for everyone he met. A man that would help a stranger in need. A man that worked his entire life and only complaint was that he couldn’t do the work he use to do. A man that loved his wife like no other. You were the definition of what a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather should be. You were a true role model to anyone that knew you. It was my honor to call you grandpa. I will miss our time together, but I know you are in a better place. I only wish I could be with you right now so I could watch you and grandpa dance.

  5. Cara Casco says:

    What a great man. My Grandma Bev (his neice) would take me to go visit him. Our last visit was about 3 years ago.. EVERY time we headed out that way we would visit Uncle Lick & Aunt Tootsie… He would tell us stories, show us pictures, joke.. I last spoke with him last summer to let him know of my Gmas ppassing & he said he was doing ok but he was ready to “go home.” Some of my happiest memories will be with him, Tootsie & My Gma at their kitchen table. Love you & I am happy you are “home” now with the rest of your family. Condolences to his close relatives.

  6. Holly Thum says:

    Mike & Connie and families, Sorry for your loss. When l heard this l thought,He was such a sweet man. It was a pleasure getting to know him. Besides that he had a great family like you guys. Blessed! Something loved never dies. They live forever in your heart! May the memories you have always keep him close to you! Sincerely, Holly and Joe

  7. Nina Grigsby Branson says:

    What a wonderful man. It was a pleasure to know the entire family. My sympathy to his family, I know he will be missed.

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