GRAFTON- Steve F. Warnhoff, 54, died at 5:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his famly after a long battle with cancer.Steve was born in St. Louis, Mo., on July 31, 1960, one of seven children born to James & Annie (Lebow) Warnhoff.A member of the Jersey Community High School Class of 1978, Steve was a talented carpenter, operating his own construction company for many years, and used his talents and his kind heart to assist many family and friends with his skills. He was instrumental in the construction of many area homes, many of those in his hometown of Grafton. When he wasnt working, Steve enjoyed camping and dreamed of becoming a professional fisherman, but always enjoyed just being with family and friends.He and the former Carolyn R. Weed have shared the last thirty years together, highlighted by their marriage on Oct. 23, 1993 at the Gordon Moore Park in Alton.He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Warnhoff and his son, Herman of Grafton; his mother, Annie Saul of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Joe Warnhoff of Belleville; four sisters, Mary Fowler, Monica Johnson and Sally Warnhoff all of Grafton, and Alice Russell of St. Louis, Mo.; along with many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, James Warnhoff and a brother, Burke Warnhoff.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Father William Hembrow will officiate.Burial will be in the McDow Cemetery near Otterville.In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to the Warnhoff Family in care of the funeral home.
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