Steven T. Hawley


DAVIS JUNCTION – Steven T. Hawley, age 61, passed away on Dec. 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 10, 1958 in Rockford, the son of Thomas and Patsy (Wingo) Hawley.

After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corp before being honorably discharged. He married Sheryl Bennett on Oct. 21, 1989 in Davis Junction. Steven worked as a union carpenter for many years before working in production at Chrysler in Belvidere. He was a member of Davis Junction United Methodist Church. In his spare time, Steve enjoyed fishing and spending time at Apple River. He was also an avid Chicago Bears fan.

He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas and mother in law, Sharon Bennett.

Steve is survived by his wife, Sheryl of Davis Junction; mother, Patsy Hawley of Philadelphia, Tenn.; children, Carrie (Bob) McNally of Las Vegas, Nev., Nicole (Brookes Baumberger) Rosenkrans of Evansville, Wis., Jason (Sundos) Conderman of Monroe Center, Terra Hawley of Madison, Wis., and Patricia (James) Claus of Rockford; sisters, Debby (Roger) Woodworth of Dayton, Tenn., and Denise (Tom) Ekard of Philadelphia, Tenn.; father in law Dennis Bennet of La Feria, Texas; 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

The family would like to thank everyone at Swedish American Regional Cancer Center and Serenity Hospice and Home; especially Valerie and CJ for their excellent care of Steven.

Funeral services were at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley. Visitation was held Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rochelle. To leave an online condolence please visit