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Richard "Dick" Steinke

RICHARD 'DICK' STEINKE
Cedar Rapids


Richard "Dick" Steinke, 67, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House, Hiawatha, after battling Alzheimer's disease. Gathering of family and friends: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela; children, Jessica (Tom) Wilcox, Brock (Lisa) Steinke and Aaron Steinke; grandchildren, Quinn and Izzie Wilcox, Lexi and Charlee Steinke and Jack and Zoey Miles; siblings, Don (Michelle) Steinke, Debbie (Claude) Papesh, Doug Steinke, Deann (Jim) Thompson and Dennis (Deann) Steinke; mother-in-law, Betty Watson; special friends since childhood, Joe and Ellen Hakes; nephew, Brian Usher; and many extended family, including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Richard William Steinke was born July 25, 1950, to Wayne and Betty Lou (Misbach) Steinke in Cedar Rapids. He attended Washington High School, where he met Pamela Watson while tutoring her in geometry. He graduated in 1968, and they were married Sept. 4, 1970, in Cedar Rapids. Dick attended Mount Mercy, earning a bachelor's in business administration, and worked for many years with the city and county parks and streets departments, retiring in 2013. Though he was a quiet guy, he always kept busy, remodeling the family home, golfing, deer hunting, spending time with his children, fostering children and even played on a softball league. Dick cherished the time he spent with his wife and children, and will be greatly missed by those who love him.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Sandy and Bobby.
Memorials may be directed to the family to be donated in Dick's name.
Please share your support and memories with Dick's family on his tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.