Steve J. Dempsey


AMBOY — Steve J. Dempsey, 65, of Amboy, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at his home.

He was born May 8, 1954 in Amboy the son of William and Regina (Finn) Dempsey.

Steve was a lifelong farmer and a proud member of Labor's Local 727.

He was a member of St Mary Catholic Church in Walton and the Lee County Farm Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Regina and a brother, Mitchell Dempsey.

Steve is survived by his only son, Sean Dempsey, of Marana, Ariz; his father, William, of Dixon; two sisters, Lisa Magnafici, of Dixon and Tosca (Rocky) Schultz, of Amboy; and nieces and nephews Paul (Sara) Magnafici, Jaime (Bryan) Monk, Tess Magnafici, Hayli (Justin Shippert) Schultz, Whitney Schultz and Nick Schultz.

Steve was a student of history, who was especially passionate and knowledgeable about World War II and the American Mafia. He was a dedicated, supportive father, a good friend, a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, and a master of the Irish goodbye.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Mary Catholic Church in Walton. Burial will follow in St Patrick Cemetery in Amboy.

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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