Steven Robert Vandal

August 13, 1966 - May 20, 2018
Steven Robert Vandal

Steven Robert Vandal, age 51, passed away on May 20, 2018, in Peoria, Illinois.

He was born in Rhode Island on August 13,1966. Steve was raised in Berkley, Massachusetts and attended Taunton Schools.

Steven enjoyed Karate, football and weight lifting. He was a black belt in Karate, played high school football and maintained a healthy physical physique.

Steven served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army overseas in Iraq as a Specialist. He was awarded The Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, Dedication to Duty and Outstanding Performance in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. Stevens dedication to his country is deeply appreciated .

Steven enjoyed life very much. He loved music, games and time with friends and family. Above all he loved all his children very much.

He leaves his sons; Joshua Vandal of New Hampshire, Shane Vandal of Massachusetts, Michael Benoit of New Hampshire and daughter Danielle Rice of Leland, North Carolina; grandchildren Dustin, Jullian and Liam and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother, father, sister and brother.

He will be missed by all that knew him and truly loved him.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. In recognition of Stevens honorable and faithful service to his country, a rendering of Military Honors will be presented by the United States Army.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910-383-3511.


Sunday, October 21, 2018
6:00 PM

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525 Village Road
Leland, NC 28451

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  • October 05, 2022
    Dave Mattocks says:
    I met Steve in boot camp way back in 1986 and we became best friends wile we were there but lost touch after. I have a few pictures of us wile we were there. I wish I could of kept up with him through out the years, may god bless you my brother.

  • October 18, 2018
    amy veader lit a candle:
    Lit since October 18, 2018 at 10:36:45 PM

  • October 18, 2018
    Danielle says:
    I love you dad. You’ll always be my hero❤️