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Steven Bumeter, 69, of Metamora, IL passed away quickly and peacefully on Thursday March 7, 2019 while preparing his fleet of snow plow trucks to salt roads. He was born on January 9, 1950 in Peoria, IL to Harold and Geraldine (Garrison) Bumeter. Both preceded him in death.
Steve was born into the family business along with his brother Ricky (Donna) Bumeter of Defiance, MO. As a boy, he assisted his father in Harold’s Camera in Peoria. The entire family worked to build Wild Wind Lake Campground and Lake Wild Wind MHP in Metamora, Illinois.
Steve met his future wife Cynthia (Armstrong) Bumeter on a blind date going to the Metamora High School Homecoming. They married in Bettendorf, Iowa on July 16, 1970. They had sons Brett Bumeter and Troy (Tracey) Bumeter. Steve had five grandchildren Corbin, Zoe, Zachary, Mya and Grayson. He loved his children and grandchildren and knew no limits to make Christmas perfect.
Steve loved to buy, sell, and trade, especially cars and electronics. He founded Steve’s CB. He was an intuitive mechanic of anything with an engine. He drove a semi truck and trailer and worked as a mechanic of cars, trucks, and boats.
He retired from trucking and created his dream business founding The Peoria Lawn Maintenance Team providing landscape contract services and snow and ice removal for businesses in Central Illinois. Building on decades of experience in the family business, he started his new company with a plow attached to his Jeep. This grew to include a fleet of trucks, plows, and spreaders for winter and multiple crews and equipment for landscaping and mowing in summer.
You could feel and hear his enthusiasm for each new opportunity. He put his heart into each client project and compliments would light him up.
Steve had a big heart and was quick to help employees, clients, and families in need. His mind never stopped thinking of things that could help people. He was gifted at buying clothes for his wife Cindy and surprised her with new cars every couple months.
His adventures and exploits with friends and family and loved ones were only barely eclipsed by his animated storytelling and tall tales.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel with Reverend Gary Salm officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to his service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given directly to the family in Steve’s honor or to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.