Born: May 22, 1957
Died: April 18, 2014
PEORIA – Steven “Scott” Vonachen, 56, of Peoria passed away and is at peace with God at 1:06 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at UnityPoint – Methodist, after a lengthy and courageous battle.
Scott was born May 22, 1957, in Peoria to Thomas and Carlene (Fletcher) Vonachen. He married Mary Jo Arnold on May 5, 1984. She survives.
He is also survived by his daughter, Kristen Joi (Matthew West) Vonachen of Peoria; his mother, Carlene Bowen of Florida; and his sister, Kellie Peterson of Tinley Park, IL. He also leaves behind seven nieces, two nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews to whom he was a favorite uncle.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Scott worked as a dispatch supervisor for Linde – BOC.
He enjoyed traveling, the arts, his cats, vacationing in the Caribbean, cleaning, and spending time with family and friends.
Scott was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, also at St. Thomas. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the Mass. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to TAPS, 100 Taps Ln., Pekin, IL 61554, or Kovler Organ Transplant Center, c/o Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.