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Herman Steinke

HERMAN R. STEINKE, 93 BELVIDERE - Herman R. Steinke, 93 of Belvidere died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL. He was born Dec. 20, 1919, the son of the late Richard and Ellen (Pagelloff) Steinke. He married Mildred Campbell; she passed away in November 1991. Herman married Nelda Ollmann on Jan. 9, 1993. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he served on the sanctuary staff. His memberships also include the VFW, the Men's Gardening Club, and the D.A.V. Hermann had worked for the Belvidere Candy Company, Wait & Coleman Dairies, Kopp's Bakery, and the IL Toll Way. He enjoyed the outdoors, dancing, painting, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Nelda; daughters, Cindy (Don O'Brien) Taylor of Caledonia, IL and Wendy (Gary) Dahle of Sarasota, FL; son, Dennis Steinke of Lakeland, FL; 4 grandchildren, Jeff (Vanessa) Taylor, Brandy (Dave Juris) Taylor, Mikel Wylie, and Kara (Ian) Lewis; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Bernice Williams of Arlington, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Belvidere Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Internment in Belvidere Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Lakeland at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for the Salvation Army. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to the family at www.belviderefh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2013
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