Steven Robert Land, 61 passed away Friday June 19th 2015 at The Waters Nursing Home in Princeton, IN.

He was born Feb. 6 1954 in Linton, IN. 

He graduated from Mundelein High School in Mundelein Illinois and attended college at the University of Kentucky. 

He was survived by 2 sons, Joshua Land (Gandolfi), Nicholas Land (Nicole), brother, Chris VanKooten, sister, Penny Hargrave (Floyd) and foster sister, Rita Jefferson. He is also survived by 2 grandsons, Joey and Lathan Land, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepmother of 50 years, Barbara (Krieg) Land and step father, Albert “Al” VanKooten

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Glen Land on May 24, 2015, his mother, Barbara Lee (Payne) VanKooten and 2 sisters, Peggy Lee Wyant and Mary Beth Bimel

During his teenage and young adult years he worked under his step father who was a renowned chef in Chicago, Illinois. He then moved to Kentucky and worked alongside his father doing highway construction for 10 years before working for the Paris, Kentucky Water Dept. Eventually he moved to Chicago, IL and became a Chef who worked in some very prestigious establishments. He finally moved to Princeton Indiana in 1992 and worked for the family’s 3 Aces Tavern and Land’s End Café for several years as well as at The Palace Café, Cricketts, and for Nels Johnson. He was a loving and friendly person and will be dearly missed by all. 

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday June 24, 2015, at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Andrew Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery in Oatsville.

Visitation will be from 12 pm until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.