David R. Steckel, 76 of Sherrill passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Luther Manor in Dubuque.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with funeral services beginning at 6:00 p.m. with Fr. Noah Diehm officiating. Military Honors will follow by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
David was born on December 6, 1944 in Dubuque the son of Vincent and Irene (Plein) Steckel. He Graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1963 and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1964, serving during the Vietnam War until 1967. On August 23, 1969 he married Ann Haxmeier at Saint Joseph Key West Catholic Church and together they shared 51 years together. He worked for Dubuque John Deere Tractor Works from 1970 until his retirement in 2000 and was a member of the UAW Local #94.
Dave loved the outdoors, especially camping, hunting and fishing on the Mississippi. On any given Saturday, you could catch Hurricane Dave making "one more pass" in Hurricane Chute.
He is survived by his wife Ann; two children, Jeffrey (Tina) Steckel, and Sara (Rob) Dimmer; four grandchildren Justin (Nicole) Steckel, Tristin Steckel, Kayci Dimmer, Erin Dimmer and a soon to arrive great grandson, all of Dubuque; two sisters Donna (Richard) Cox of Peoria, his twin sister Dianne (Steve) Pins and a brother Jack Steckel both of Dubuque: along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Vincent “Bud”, Donald, Richard and Bruce.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Luther Manor and to Saint Croix Hospice along with the volunteer’s of the Sherrill Fire and EMS for all their care and kindness they showed for Dave and his family.
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