Steven Lee “Steve” “Red” Skinner, 45, of Decatur, IL passed away on June 24, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.

Steve was born on August 9, 1975 in Hillsboro, IL the son of William Hirtman and Clarissa Skinner. Steve married Autumn Stevens on April 18, 2009 in Lincoln, IL. Autumn survives of Decatur. Steve is also survived by his parents: William and Clarissa Hirtman of Decatur, IL; children: Aaron Bearman of Taylorville, IL; Haley Skinner, Lexis Skinner, Emma Skinner and Harold Skinner all of Decatur; brother: William Hirtman, Jr of Decatur; sisters: Dawn Conner and Stephanie Hines, both of Decatur. Steve is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

Steve was employed as a Groundskeeper at Graceland Cemetery in Decatur. Steve also served as a volunteer Fireman for the Niantic-Harristown Fire Protection District. He enjoyed family gatherings, camping, and anything outdoors. He also loved country music. Most of all, he loved to help others.

Services to celebrate Steve’s life will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Harper Ferry Cemetery in Palmer, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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