Thursday, May 31, 2012
On May 18, 2012, August Steinke passed away at the age of 94 years.
August is survived by his four children, Ken (Ev), Lloyd (Betty), Dallas (Karen) and Gladys (Lorin) Wentland; six grandchildren, Greg (Heather), Mike, Jeff (Niesha), Ryan (Raelene Grabler), Lindsey (Daryn Pysklywyc) and Tara Steinke; great-granddaughter, Ada; brothers, Sam and Melvin; sisters, Violet Schafer and Leatha Ritchey; brother-in-law, John Bannister as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
August was predeceased by his wife, Lily (nee Welke); parents, Gustav and Martha Steinke; siblings, Delphi Versteegh, Rubena Bannister, Lawrence; son-in-law, Mel Hamilton; brothers-in-law, Henry Versteegh, Milton Ritchey, and Ben Schafer.
August drilled many wells in the county of Wetaskiwin over the years. He was also known for his mechanical, welding and building skills. He loved grafting on his apples trees. He was the historian of his family, and had a keen interest in the history of the Beiseker area where he was born, as well as the Pipestone area and the province of Alberta.
Funeral service will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, 4910 Northmount Drive, Wetaskiwin on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Cremation will take place following the service and interment will be held at the Leduc Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to It Is Written Canada or A Better World.
The family would like to thank the Staff at the Wetaskiwin Hospital Emergency, Lab, Unit 43 and Homecare Departments that gave him such personal care, Dr. Moola, Dr. Haider and staff at the Associated Clinic, as well as the staff of Sunrise Village where he resided for the last 14 months.