The Rev. Linus John Steckbauer, 84, Antigo, a priest who served in Plainfield, died on Friday, April 21, 2000, at his home.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo with Bishop Robert Banks of the Green Bay Diocese officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in Aniwa.
A Service of Reception will begin the visitation at 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo. The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo assisted the family with arrangements.
The Rev. Steckbauer was born Feb. 22, 1916, in the town of Aniwa, a son of the late John and Josephine (Grill) Steckbauer.
He attended Sandyland Grade School in the town of Aniwa, Mattoon Grade School, St. Nazianz High School and St. Nazianz Junior College.
He studied philosophy and theology at St. John Seminary in Collegeville, Minn., receiving his bachelor of arts degree in June 1938.
He was ordained on April 25, 1942, by Bishop Rohde of Green Bay.
He served as an assistant pastor at St. Luke in Two Rivers, St. John the Baptist in Seymour, St. Mary in Chilton and St. John in Antigo and was a temporary administrator at St. Nicholas in Freedom.
He was pastor of St. Joan of Arc in Goodman, St. John the Baptist in St. John, St. Joseph in Phlox, Holy Family in Mattoon and St. Paul in Plainfield.
He was a member of Msgr. Conrad Saile Knight of Columbus Council 1002 in Antigo and St. Hyacinth Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Klement, Wisconsin Rapids and Catherine Asenbrener, Bowler.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Cecilia Steckbauer, Ramona Steckbauer and Elizabeth Zoern; and five brothers, Ambrose, Lawrence, Bernard, John and Leo.