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Steven McNitt

Obituary of Steven Craig McNitt

STEVEN CRAIG MCNITT THOMSON-Steven Craig McNitt, 68, of Thomson, passed away peacefully at University of Iowa Hospitals, June 4, 2020, in the loving presence of his children. Steven was born August 27, 1951 in Sterling, to parents Gerald and Thelma. Steven was a graduate of Rock Falls High School Class of 1969. He was an avid outdoorsman and skilled poker player; always hunting, trapping and fishing and running the tables when the fish weren't biting. He lived his life on his own terms and will be remembered for his charm, candor, sense of humor, generosity and the enormous sense of pride and love for his children and grandchildren which he carried with him, vocally, wherever he went. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Steven is survived by his father Gerald McNitt (Gwen), sister, Brenda Shore (Peter), sister Debra Helt (Terry), brother, David McNitt, sister Barbara Loos (Larry Sheakley), daughter Anne Arneson (Jon), daughter Gwen Faley (Chad) son Joshua McNitt (Katie), daughter Maggie Lenox (Dominique), daughter Mollie O'Brien (Lance), grandchildren Kayla, Alec, Owen, Graham, Addison, Evelyn, Carol, Edison and Flynn and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, sister Kathy Finnicum and his mother Thelma McCune. Visitation will be held from 10-12 PM Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Schilling Funeral Home and Cremation, Sterling. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to a local organization that represents Steven's love for the outdoors and the lifetime of adventures on his beloved Mississippi River. Stewards of the Upper Mississippi (donation link) Condolences may be sent to


10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Schilling Funeral Home
702 First Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States