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Robert W. Steinke

May 26, 1946 March 30, 2019
Robert W. Steinke
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Robert W. "Bob" Steinke, age 75, formerly of Plymouth, WI, passed away on Saturday morning, March 30, 2019, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born on May 26, 1943 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, a son of the late William and Miriam (Carpenter) Steinke. Bob attended Harmon Grade School and graduated in 1961 from Plymouth High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1963, during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

On August 26, 1967, he married Joan Waldschmidt at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The couple resided in Plymouth most of their married life until 1997 when they bought their winter home in Fort Myers. They became snowbirds until 2011 when Fort Myers became their permanent residence.

He worked at Borden's Cheese, Gilson Brothers Company and at G.T.E. in Plymouth for 31 years as a storekeeper, retiring in 1999. After his retirement, he worked at the Crystal Lake Golf Course, now Sir Lanserlot. He worked weekends and then full time for over 40 years. He was a member of the Monday Night Cascade Golf League at Crystal Lake/:Sir Lanserlot Golf Course and the Thursday Night Men's League at Quit Qui Oc Golf Course in Elkhart Lake, WI. He belonged to both leagues for many years and also two golf leagues in Tropicana. His hobbies were golf, golf and more golf. He also enjoyed sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers

He was a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth and is a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Myers. He and Joan were the Communion Stewards and served communion every Sunday until illness forced him to step aside.

Survivors include his wife Joan of Fort Myers, one son; Michael (Shellie) of Mission Viejo, CA, one daughter; Susan (Rich) Young of Port Washington, WI, one grandson; Bradley Steinke of Mission Viejo. He is also survived by two sisters; Lois Marino of Temperance, MI and Carole (Dave) Rackow of Nampa, ID, brother-in-law; Leo (Kay) Waldschmidt of Sheboygan Falls, WI, sister-in-law; Charlotte Waldschmidt of DePere, WI. and two very special grandchildren in heart, Alex and Sammi Lien. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one infant granddaughter; Grace Young, his mother and father-in-law; Reinhard and Mabel Waldschmidt, one nephew; Mark Rackow, one sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Jean (Harvey) Borkenhagen and three brothers-in-law; Vince Marino, Charles Waldschmidt and Jim Peterson.

Following Bob's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Sunday (July 7, 2019) at 2:00 P.M. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Pastor David Stauffer will officiate.

Visitation will take place on Sunday (July 7) at the Suchon Funeral Home from 12:30 P.M. until time of services. Please wear Green Bay Packers or Wisconsin Badgers apparel for Bob’s services.

Military Rites will be conducted by the Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post 5612 following the services at the funeral home.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Plymouth has been serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Target gift cards may be given as a memorial for Robert so grandson Bradley can shop for toys and games for the children of “Make A Wish” of Orange County California. Bradley has been doing this for 6 years. That will make Grandpa Bob so happy.


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Visitation

Sunday

7

Jul

12:30 PM 7/7/2019 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Suchon Funeral Home

1317 State Road 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

Suchon Funeral Home
1317 State Road 67 Plymouth 53073 WI
United States

Service

Sunday

7

Jul

2:00 PM 7/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Suchon Funeral Home

1317 State Road 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

Suchon Funeral Home
1317 State Road 67 Plymouth 53073 WI
United States
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