Peoria- Matthew Charles Bair, age 47, passed away October 10, 2018

Peoria- Matthew Charles Bair, age 47, of Peoria, formerly of Michigan, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Peoria.

Born December 23, 1970 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was a son to Charles Bair and Judy (Hobbs) Klevorn. He received his MBA from Michigan State and worked in Procurement for Caterpillar. On November 28, 1998 he married Jennifer Okey in Ann Arbor. She survives. Matthew was an avid Michigan State Spartan Fan and was a member of Delta Upsilon. He enjoyed spending time with his family, was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife Jennifer of Peoria; three children: Riley, Reese, and Paige Bair of Peoria; father Charles (Vickie) Bair of Saline, Michigan; mother Judy Klevorn of Texas; two sisters: Melissa (Mark) Westhoven of Whitmore Lake, Michigan and Dr. Nicole (Dr. Ben) Kohen of Ann Arbor, Michigan; two brothers Robert Steger of Westland, Michigan and Michael Steger of North Carolina; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM at 1st Federated Church with visitation being held half hour prior to funeral services. Rev. Forrest Krummel will officiate.

Further services will be on Saturday, October 20th at 11 AM at First Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Joseph Michigan, with Rev. Jeffery Hubers officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, October 19th from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM at Starks and Menchinger Funeral Home in St. Joseph, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Matthew’s memory may be made to the Educational Fund for his children C/O Chase Bank.  Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto

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