Urban Steinke


LAKIN — Urban G. Steinke, 97, of Lakin, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

LAKIN — Urban G. Steinke, 97, of Lakin, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Clonmill, to Anthony and Rosa Leis Steinke. He graduated from Fowler High School in Fowler.

On Aug. 2, 1941, he married Pauline Barger in Fowler.

Mr. Steinke worked for McDonald-Douglas Aircraft while living in California. After moving to Wichita, he worked for a short time at Beech Aircraft. He then worked at Boeing Aircraft for two years teaching sheet metal machinery. He then worked for 27 years for Cessna Aircraft working as a quality control member of the material review board for the last 20 years at Cessna. He retired in 1978.

A Lakin resident since 1985, he was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakin, Kearny County Senior Center and the Golden Agers. He enjoyed playing dominos, playing cards, square dancing, flying airplanes and fixing things.

Survivors include his wife Pauline of the home; two daughters, Marilyn Wheat and her husband Jon of Lakin, and Susan Farmer and her husband Mike of Plymouth, Minn.; a brother, Sylvester Steinke of Wichita; two sisters, Mildred Sexton of Kingman, and Eileen Williams of Benton, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, six sisters and a great-granddaughter.

Vigil service and rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakin. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Lakin Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Church or Kearny County Hospital Medical Scholarship Fund, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860.

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