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William E. Steele Jr.


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William E. Steele Jr. Obituary
WILLIAM E. STEELE JR.
Age 69, of Homeland, CA, passed away at home on June 29, 2017. Bill was born on July 29, 1947 to William and Doris Steele in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
In 1965 he enlisted in the Navy. After his discharge in 1969, he resided in Newhall, CA with his first wife Mary Marquez. In 1971 his son, William III, was born.
Bill and his family relocated to Hemet, CA. He was a resident of Riverside county for 47 years. Bill worked a variety of jobs during this time including farm work with his father-in-law, then Hemet Unified School District and Star Milling as a mechanic. He applied for a job at the phone company (GTE) in 1982 and moved through the ranks from digging ditches, climbing poles and installing phones.
Bill loved restoring cars, racing and camping. He spent many hours and weekends restoring Mustangs for his son and Broncos for his nephew "Billy Boo" and his great nephew, Grayson. Bill had some exciting times racing for Bob Lewis' Racing Team doing some desert racing. On his camping excursions to Glamis, he loved sand railing. He and his family enjoyed many fishing trips to Salton Sea and Baja, CA. He enjoyed his travels through many states and looked forward to new adventures and meeting new friends.
He is survived by his wife Rosemarie of Homeland; his two brothers Paul (Patricia) and Donald, also, two sisters Dorothy and Brenda all of Michigan. As well as many special nieces and nephews all over the United States.
A Visitation will be held on July 20 at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside at 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. Graveside services follow at 1:01 pm at Riverside National Cemetery. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648
www.arlingtonmortuary.com
Published in Press-Enterprise on July 12, 2017
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