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Mr. Steven Walleye Dailey Obituary


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“Dear Lori, I am so sorry for you loss. Steve was your soul mate. You are such a dear friend and I want you to know that you and your family are...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Debra Sumner - Plainfield, IL

“Read of the passing of Steve and it brought back memories of 1969 when I moved to New Lenox and Steve was the first person to welcome me. What a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Glen Shelton - Joliet, IL

“Lori- You have our sympathy in the death of Steve. We have been in contact with your parents through his sickness. We wanted you to know you are in...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Glen &Willie Culp - Albion, MI

“To my friend Joanne, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as this time of sorrow. I hope it may help you to know your friends...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Ingmire - Orland Park, , IL

“Sajd, I will never forget your wonderful humor and special laugh. You have always had the gift of putting a smile on others and I thank you for the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Bachmann - New Lenox, IL

“I met Steve many years ago as he was a good friend of my brother Kevin. Of course if you knew Steve, he became your friend too! Many years of playing...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Fahey - naperville, IL

“Lori and Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Steve was always a great cousin to us. I have some old family video of Steve at family parties...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Joe, Jamie, and Holly Yates - IL

“Steve was a great man. He will truly be missed by all. My sincerest condolences. "Until we meet again, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Nathan Wilda - Western Springs, IL

“We are very sorry for your loss. Steve was a good man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mark & Mick & Kris Mietsner - IL

“I didn't get to see Lori and Steve much, but I remember the first time I met him at a family gathering in Carlinville. Everytime Lori looked at him,...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Eden - Decatur, IL

“Uncle Steve was the best story teller. My fondest memories are sitting around the table, listening to him tell his favorites, from kicking butt in...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Hannah - New Lenox, IL - Niece


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Steven Anthony Dailey

Steven Anthony (Walleye) Dailey of Manhattan, Illinois, passed away February 10, 2013, at his home. Steve is survived by his loving wife of more than twenty-five years, Lori (nee Rhodes) Dailey. He is also survived by his mother, Joanne (nee Yates) Dailey and his two brothers, Michael J. (Carolyn) Dailey and Timothy L. (Sharon) Dailey all of New Lenox, Illinois. Other survivors include an uncle, Thomas P. (Sandra) Yates of Frankfort, Illinois, two aunts, Virginia (Les) DeCarlo of New Lenox, Illinois, and Nancy Yates of Bloomington, Illinois; nieces Michelle A. Dailey (Brandon Humphreys), Ashleigh Nussbaum, and Hannah M. Nussbaum (Benjamin Meinert); and many loving cousins. Also surviving Steve include in-laws Loren (Rosemarie) Rhodes, Lonny (Kim) Rhodes, Larry (Suzy) Rhodes, Linda Gomolka (Mike Carey), Lisa Connolley, and nephews Anthony, Grant, Reid, and Riley Rhodes, Mitchell and Carter Connolley, and Jacob Gomolka. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Harold L Dailey (1968) and a brother, Barry W. Dailey (1972); paternal and maternal grandparents; and uncles, William E. Yates, Jr., James D. Dailey, and Joseph R. Dailey. Steve was educated at St. Jude Elementary School, Providence Catholic High School, Joliet Junior College, and graduated from the University of Northern Illinois at DeKalb. Steve was a gifted athlete who tried it all at Providence: football, baseball, wrestling, and track (pole vault and sprints). He held the record for the 100-yard dash at Joliet Junior College (9.95 seconds). At Northern Illinois University, Steve was a member of the intramural track team and rugby club. Steve was an avid softball player, volleyball player, and recently took to umpiring. Steve's cousin Kevin Dailey wrote, in part, that Steve was a unique blend of "good will, blarney, honesty, humor, and sincerity." Steve was a loyal friend who will be greatly missed. Steve received unusually compassionate support during his illness from his employer and fellow employees at Tri-Star Cabinet and Top Company in New Lenox where he had been employed for over thirty-four years. Steve made friends in all facets of his life. Come celebrate Steve's life! Family will receive friends at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd., New Lenox, Illinois, on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. Per Steve's wishes, cremation rites were accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Steve's name will be divided between Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, and a program for the awareness of esophageal cancer screenings.