Richard Louis Steinke Jr.
Richard Louis Steinke Jr., 71, of Brooklyn, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his home.
A graveside memorial service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Iowa. Memorials may be made to BGM Community Schools. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com.
Richard was born Feb. 25, 1947, to Richard Sr. and Margaret (Stambaugh) Steinke. He attended Belle Plaine schools until moving to rural Brooklyn, where his family purchased their family farm. Richard graduated from BGM High School in 1965. Following school, he worked for Amana, then began working the family farm fulltime. He took great pride in his farm, working it as a show farm, as he kept it a beautiful and immaculate place.
Richard liked cars of all makes and models and spending time with friends. He was a member of the Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his friend and longtime farming partner, Mark Doty of Brooklyn; Mark's children, Mason, Kailee, Kyle, Mallorie and Mashayla; and good friends, Merle and Gloria Doty of Grinnell, Jim Cline of Guernsey and Marilyn Goodlow and Linda Maschmann, both of Brooklyn.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents.