BUDA — Steven L. Christian, 7, of Buda passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born Nov. 4, 2005, in Princeton to Darin and Joan (Bos) Christian. He was named an honorary fireman by the Buda, Atkinson and Peoria fire departments, and also the U.S. Fire Administration. He was active with baseball and the Cub Scouts. He enjoyed playing guitar and video games.
Survivors include his parents, Darin and Joan; two sisters, Krystal (Dylan) Boren and Stephanie Christian; his grandparents, Steve and Sharon Christian of Annawan, Carol Sunken of Atkinson and Marion Bos of Geneseo; his great-grandparents, Alice VanKerrebrock of Geneseo, John and Martha Christian of Kewanee; several aunts and uncles; and one niece, niece: Villi Bos.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Peter Bos; and his great-grandfather, Lawrence VanKerrebrock.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bunker Hill Church in Buda with the Rev. Mark Graves officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., in Atkinson.
Memorials may be left to the Steven L. Christian Memorial Fund.