Ronald A. Steinke age 75, of Wapakoneta died at his residence Tuesday, Jan. 7. He was born Jan. 19, 1938 in Lima, Ohio to Isadore and Loretta Schnippel Steinke. He married Cornelia M. Rosenbauer April 28, 1960 and she preceded him in death Oct. 5, 2007.
Mr. Steinke had worked at Koneta Rubber Company and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed painting, woodworking and spending time with family and neighbors.
Survivors include a son Donald A. Steinke of Wapakoneta, 3 grandchildren: Dylan and Dalton Steinke and Conner Heckman, 3 sisters: Katie (Norm) Gerstner of Wapakoneta, Betty (Ralph) Abriani and Nancy (Hank) Slagle both of Cleveland, a sister-in-law Becky Steinke of Wapakoneta and a special niece Lisa Heckman.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Marion I. Steinke, Robert I. Steinke and Zeke I. Steinke and a sister-in-law Rita Steinke.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. A Vigil service will be held just prior to visitation at 1:45, Sunday.
The funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday Jan. 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta with Father Daniel Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta.
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm