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Steven P. Maxwell

May 28, 1953 - December 15, 2023

Steven P. Maxwell Steven P. Maxwell
    December 21, 2023 | 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • December 22, 2023 | 10:30 A.M. Friday
  • St. Patrick Church 400 Cedar street St. Charles
  • Burial Location
    Resurrection Cemetery

Steven P. Maxwell age 70, of St. Charles, died unexpectedly December 15, 2023, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield Illinois.

He was born May 28, 1953 in St. Charles, the son of the late Clifford and Jeanine Maxwell.

Steve was a Utility Clerk with Jewel Osco on the west side of St. Charles for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed many hobbies including Swimming, playing Bingo, Singing, Walking and he was an avid Chicago sports fan.

He is survived by his Aunt Elaine (Spencer) Avis, two sisters, Cynthia R. Hale, Christine (Ted) Eynik, two brothers, Ronald A. (Lori) Maxwell, Lance Maxwell, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford P. and Jeanine P. nee Van DeVeire Maxwell,  brother, Randal (Jacqueline) Maxwell, brother in law William Hale,  and two nephews, Ryan Maxwell and Jordan Hale.

Visitation will be  4-8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. December 22, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church 400 Cedar Street St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Anderson Humane at 1000 S La Fox St. in South Elgin.


Mike Mitchell from Saint Charles , IL

"Sad to hear about Steve. One of my favorites at Jewel ! Especially when he was in a singing mood. May he rest in peace."

Sharon Trout Theis from Celebration , FL

"Steve’s smile, his Heartfelt singing as well as his memory of everyone’s Birthdays will be a legacy that lives on forever! He knew my daughter from the pool in the 1990’s. Twenty years later, he asked about her, remembering her Birthday as well!"

Shaine Thomas from St Charles, IL

"Steve made such an impact in St Charles, my sister and I worked at the pool for 5+ years and he remembered our whole families birthdays and would talk to my mom at jewel whenever she would go there. He was such a light in everyone’s life and is well known for his loving personality and his beautiful singing voice. He will be forever missed 🫶🏽"

Mike & Kathy Foulkes from Saint Charles, IL

"We are so very sorry to hear that Steve has passed away. Steve and his family were my neighbors on South 12th Street when we were growing up. We enjoyed seeing Steve at Jewel. He was always friendly, always asked about my brother Andy and always remembered our birthdays!! We really liked hearing him sing!! We will miss him!! May he rest in peace."

Marilyn Kanak from St charles, IL

"Wow what can I say about Steve I grew up with him and knew him all my life. The last time I saw him at Jewel he said happy birthday and that's amazing that he always remembers everybody's birthday. Such a hard worker. Steve may you rest in peace God bless you Marilyn Kanak"

Michael & Janet James from Kingman, AZ

"Steve was an amazing spirit & we are better people for knowing him. His singing was infectious & his knowledge of trivia was astounding. He was a staple walking in the ‘hood’. He will be missed beyond measure. O69 will forever remind me of him."

Julie VanDeVeire - Dillon from Geneva, IL

"I will miss you, cousin. Sleep in Heavenly Peace."

Mike Leighly from Batavia, IL

"Steve was a St. Charles institution, with a kind soul to match. May you rest in piece Maxwell."

Gloria Olsen from Highlands Ranch, CO

"Steve and I were in first grade through graduation together. He was an icon in St. Charles, probably walking more miles in town than anyone else, and remembering more birthdays as well. I gave him a ride to our 50th reunion last year. Towards the end I asked him if he was ready to go home. He gave me that big smile and said he wanted to stay a little longer and of course we did. A few minutes later I saw him up on the dance floor, dancing with a girl from our class. And that’s how I will always remember him. A big smile, dancing, and happy."

Frank McCarron from Hilton Head , SC

"He was definitely a St Charles original! Can't Imagine how many miles he walked! Always kind! RIP Steve 🙏"

Don Shaw from Crystal Lake, IL

"Steve was an ultra friendly and kind man. God Bless & keep him."

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"We live on 13th Street so the Maxwells were neighborhood friends since 1970. I will so miss being greeted at Jewel with "Hi Mrs. Leckbee, January 11, 1936" Like so many others, Steve never forgot a birthday----I need a calendar to do that. If you were driving in St. Charles, and saw a man walking, you could bet it was Steve. I've often wondered how many miles he clocked! Rest in peace, Steve."

Karen from St. Charles, IL

"From the time I was a kid till now as an adult, Steve never failed to go out of his way to give a smile and say hi at Mass on Sundays. I didn’t know him well, but he was always so joyful."

Pat Reding from St. Charles, IL

"Sympathy to Steve's family and friends from St. Pat's Loaves and Fishes Community Dinner. Whenever he came down the stairs and stopped at the Greeter's table, he made us smile."

Chuck Bowgren from Prescott , AZ

"It was truly an honor to know Steve, a wonderful school classmate and best friend to my brother Jeff. I have so many amazing memories of Steve. He always had a positive outlook toward life. Everyone who knew him was touched by his genuine and unique personality."

Dan and Sue Klinkhamer from St Charles, IL

"We will miss seeing Steve at Jewel and walking around town. Dan would offer him a ride but “Maxwell” would say no. He didn’t want to be seen in a police car. A true St Charles legend and one of the smartest people I had the privilege of knowing"

Murray Strahl from Noblesville, IN

"Steve had an amazing memory, especially for birth dates. It was always a pleasure seeing him. He was a great human being. The world lost Steve far too soon."

Jayne and Larry Holley from Campton Hills, IL

"Steve was Mr.St. Charles! He knew everybody and their birthdays. Love to sing anytime. We will miss him RIP Steve !"

Carol ODell from Saint Charles, IL

"I knew Steve from school. He wad a very nice and unique person. His stories were endless. I admired him for his work ethics and kind heart. Condolences to his family and friends for he will be deeply missed. RIP my friend."

Weber Family from St Charles, IL

"We just heard about the untimely passing of both Steve and Eddie from Jewel! We are profoundly saddened and will miss both their big hearts and smiles. May the angels lead them into paradise!"

Jeff Ricker from Summerville, SC

"I have known Steve my entire life and he was the most genuinely kind person."

Fred s Miskanis from Saint Charles, IL

"I have known Steve since he worked at Butera on the East side, he was funny, friendly and always had something to say, I will miss him."

Michelle Lynn Chapski (Shelly) from Augusta, GA

"I can't believe hearing the sad news about Steve and Eddie. My brother Matt and I both worked with Steve and Eddie at Jewel, I knew them both for 6 years they were so kind and happy with big smiles on their faces. I enjoyed working with both of them everyday. I will miss them both dearly and I feel like Jewel won't be the same without them. I'm glad I got to work with both of them. Steve was a Family/Friend/Co worker. I felt like he was apart of our family because My family and I knew him and We also knew him from Church. Also, My Dad and Mom knew Steve From working at Butera Store and Steve and My Dad were friends for a very long time. Steve was very friendly, kind, polite, respectful and really down to earth person and friend. Steve was such a hardworker at Jewel and I enjoyed working with him at work and I'm glad I got to know Steve as a person and a Great and Amazing Friend. I remember I went to his house for Halloween and I saw his black cat. It was Beautiful of how much he loved his Black Cat. Any time I see a Black Cat I will think of Steve. I enjoyed his singing and When it was My Birthday he also sang Happy Birthday to me that day at Jewel. I won't ever forget he made my Birthday feel Special 💖 I always enjoyed working with Steve he always made the workplace more fun and he could always put a smile on my face. Especially, I loved his jokes. He would always ask me how my parents were doing too. He was such a Amazing person and I won't ever forget the great memories I had with Steve and Eddie working at Jewel together we made a great team!!❤️ My Condolences to his family and friends to All that Knew Steve. Steve will always have a Special Place in my heart Forever!❤️ He surely will be missed.❤️ Rest in Peace Steve Maxwell 🙏🕊❤️"

Laura K. from Prosper, TX

"I lived in St. Charles for decades and Steve was a staple in Butera and Jewel. His smile was contagious and he was so kind. Prayers to the family. Rest in Peace Steve."

Beth Jones from Saint Charles, IL

"Steve was a precious soul. He brought joy to so many. His voice was lovely and I enjoyed hearing him sing unabashedly. I worked with him for 13 years. Of course, he knew my Birthday too. He was a joy. I will miss seeing him and hearing him sing. He will make a great addition to the Heavenly Chorus!"

Ashley from St. Charles, IL

"I’ve lived in the area for many years. I’ve always been a Jewel shopper but would often go to Butera for produce back in the day. Steve didn’t know my name but I knew who he was. He was always friendly and kind. Fun to talk to. Loved how he’d sing everywhere he went. Thanks for making shopping trips brighter Steve!Condolences to the family. Will miss seeing him around."

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