Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Charles L. Steinke, 81, died Sept. 30, 2011, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
He was born April 1, 1930, in Burkettsville, to Isadore and Bertha (Tumbusch) Steinke. On Oct. 27, 1951, he married Armella Bills, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, Robert Steinke, Fort Loramie, Roger (Lisa) Steinke, New Bremen, Michael (Annette) Steinke, St. Louis, Mo.; Brother Thomas Paul Steinke, Chillum, Md., and Mark (Lisa) Steinke, Sidney; four siblings, Esther (Tim) Mattingly, Dayton, Alma (Len) Clune, Minster, Paul (Marge) Steinke, Tipp City, and Jesse (Shirley) Steinke, Coldwater; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norb Kramer, Chickasaw, Millie Steinke, Tipp City; Verena (Rich) Langenkamp, St. Henry, and Joan (Ben) Post, St. Wendelin; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Steinke; two sisters, Lilly Steinke and Alice Kremer; and a brother, James Steinke.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had been stationed in Germany. He retired in 1996 from Leroy Dresser in Sidney. He attended St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and was a member of the Fort Loramie American Legion Post #355.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with full military honors by the American Legion.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.