Raymond Albert Steinke, 74, Brillion, a town of Grant native, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church in Brillion, with the Rev. Mark Krueger officiating. Burial will be in Brillion Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion and from 9 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services.
Mr. Steinke was born March 10, 1926, in the town of Grant, a son of the late Fred and Irene (Knipple) Steinke.
He was married to Vernita Knoll on Jan. 6, 1951.
He worked at Consolidated Power & Paper for three years, then farmed in Illinois from 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he purchased a farm in the Brillion area and farmed until going into semi-retirement in 1990, when he moved to Brillion. He was a part-time employee of the Reedsville Equity.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ellen (Joe) Opalecky, Algonquin, Ill., and Gail (Paul) Kersten, Greenleaf; two sons, Gerald “Jerry” (Cheryl), Athens, and Donald “Fred” (Penny), Brillion; five brothers, Fred (Ida Mae), Wadsworth, Ill., Leon (Marlene), Brodhead, and Melvin (Kelly), Vernon (Margaret) and Duane, all of Wisconsin Rapids; three sisters, Jean (Lester) Elmer, Kathleen (Wally) Jackson and Margaret (Jeff) Gellerman, all of Wisconsin Rapids; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Keith; one sister, Ruth; and one brother, Myron.