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Larry Steinke

May 3, 1915 - July 5, 2017

Larry Steinke

Obituary

Larry G. Steinke, 102, of Cherry Valley, passed away on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017. He was born on May 3, 1915, to Fred and Bertha Steinke. Lived most of his life in Belvidere and Cherry Valley. Married Myrtle Dorn in November of 1939. She predeceased him in March of 1972. He then married his second wife, Juluia “Julie” Latino in December of 1974. He was the owner of The Belvidere Tile and Flooring Company for many years. Also worked for the Belvidere School District as a bus driver. He was an amateur boxer in his early 20’s, and also served in the Civilian Conservation Corp in central Illinois doing soil erosion control. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling. A lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. He loved and enjoyed all of his family and friends to the fullest. He was a soft-spoken true gentleman. He had a wonderful laugh that will be missed by all. He always had a kind, encouraging word for everyone-even strangers. He lived his life based on the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Survived by his two children from his first marriage, daughter, Kay (Darrell L.) Templin, and son, Steve (Kathy) Steinke. Grandsons, Brett (Debbie) Johnson, Jed Johnson, Darrell R. Templin, Jason (Jen) Steinke, and Jarrod (Grace) Steinke. Great-Grandchildren, Nikki (Drew Reese) Johnson, Stephanie (Chris) Pantaleo, Alec Johnson, Emma and Olivia Steinke, Alan and Aiden Steinke. One Great-Great Grandson, Malin Pantaleo. Many loving nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his second wife, Juluia “Julie” and four step-children, Francine (Larry) Carr, Larry (Laura) Latino, Pat (Sue) Latino, and Sarah Latino. Step-Grandchildren, Bridget Wright, Aaron (Chelsie) Latino, Josh (Jeff) Englin, Danielle (Kent) Blatchford, Maegan (Jimmy) Rozinski, Ashley (Jamie) Nason, Lindsay (Jason) Herrala, Aric Latino, Brandon (Deanna) Latino, Neal Latino, Josie Latino, Kayla Harris, and Kyle Harris. Step-Great-Grandchildren, Joseph and Joshua Wright, Halle, Hudson, and Holland Latino, Liam and Molly Blatchford, Helena and Turner Rozinski, Delilah Latino, Johnathen and Evan Eddy, Ayleen and Dominic DiGuiseppi, and Carmyne Nason. Predeceased by his parents, first wife, Myrtle, infant Granddaughter, Lisa Johnson, four brothers, Harry, Alvin, Arnold, and Ralph Steinke, and sister, Loretta Cullen.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., prior to the service. The Rev. Muriel Morley-Jahn officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Belvidere Park District in Larry’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., prior to the service

Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Burial in Belvidere Cemetery

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A life well lived and love spread throughout!! Rest In Peace!!

Katie Morgan, Tony DiNicola & Family 2017-07-14T17:23:28

Our sympathies to the family!

Gary & Betty Blatchford 2017-07-14T17:22:15

Steve, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family in the death of your father. Peace be with you.
Linda

Linda Auman 2017-07-13T12:23:09

Dear Steve and Kay,

Sincere condolences on the death of your father.

Jack & Janet Engelsen

Jack Engelsen 2017-07-12T18:48:16

Steve, Kathy and family, my deepest condolences of the loss of such a loving person that was your dad. Words can not express the hearts ache.

Hilma Johnson 2017-07-12T16:41:49

So sorry for the loss of your dad. It is never an easy no matter their age. Please accept our sincere condolences. Kay & Terry Ellingson

Kay Ellingson 2017-07-12T14:04:49

Jean and I share your grief,a really good man,and a wonderful father,grandpa,great grandpa.Rest in peace Larry.

Pat and Jean Johnson 2017-07-11T19:38:08

Julie, Steve, Kay and all of your family, we are so sorry for your loss. Larry meant a great deal to our family. He was like another “grandpa” to our daughter, Wendy, and our son, Corey, as he was their bus driver for many years. Our daughter has many tales to tell about riding the bus with Larry. We will miss him very much. With much love to all of you.
Judy and Bill Wascher

Judy Wascher 2017-07-11T17:49:32

Fond remembrance of a remarkable loving man who led a well lived and long remarkable life and raised a remarkable family of caring souls.

Gary Kaiser 2017-07-11T09:36:03

So very sorry for your loss Steve and family. Your dad seemed like a wonderful man and father. Hold on to all the memories. Hugs and love to you all! Gene and Linda Vander Kamp

Linda Vander Kamp 2017-07-11T03:23:44

May you Steve and all the family be blessed with all the marvelous, wonderful and memorable times with your father!
May you all be able to celebrate a truly wonderful, full 102 years of Larry”s life!
With respectful condolences and sympathy, Sandi Wheeler Brenner

Sandi Brenner 2017-07-11T01:43:12

So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad steve and your father inlaw Kathy. A really strong man to have lived so long. I know you all will miss him dearly, but just remember all the good times you all spent together. I feel some how I know him a little just by reading Stevens posts about him on FB. Take care and may God hold your dad in the palm of his hand . May God Bless you all. Michael O’Brien

Michael Obrien 2017-07-11T01:07:21

Deepest sympathies for your dad’s passing. Celebrate his wonderful life of 102 years…a remarkable achievement itself.

Michael Polansky 2017-07-11T00:24:25

So sorry for your lost Steve..

Lori Klemann 2017-07-10T23:50:55

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