Frank L. Steeves

Sept. 17, 1921 - Aug. 15, 2008

Frank L. Steeves of Waukesha died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 86. Frank was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Kennebunkport, Maine, the son of Frank L. Steeves Sr. and Ann Gladys MacCormack.

Frank Steeves earned his bachelorís, masterís and doctorate degrees from Boston University and taught for more than 20 years at Marquette University, where he was the first dean of the School of Education. He was the author of six books and many articles on teacher education, and he was nationally known for his expertise on curriculum in secondary education. He also served as president of Phi Delta Kappa at Marquette and as president of the School Masters Association of Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment at Marquette, Dr. Steeves taught at universities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Vermont. He served in the Army Air Force as a glider pilot. Frank Steeves was a longtime member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Waukesha. He also loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Frank will be deeply missed by his wife, Louise; his sister, Laura Stanton; his daughter, Helen Leslie Steeves; his sons, Frank Lloyd Steeves and Vincent Michael Steeves; his brother-in-law, Dan Reece; his grandchildren, Carolyn, Andrew, Fekerte, Anna and his many close friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his infant son, Clement Jerome, his parents and his brother, Roy Steeves.

A funeral Mass for Frank will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The Very Rev. James T. Volkert will be officiating. The visitation will take place from 4 p.m. until the time of the Elks Lodge of Sorrow service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, followed by the Mass at 6 p.m. A private interment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's name may be made to the St. Mary Food Pantry (see church address above); National Alliance on Mental Illness of Waukesha, 217 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 411 Waukesha, WI 53186; or the Elks Lodge BPOE, 2301 Springdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53186.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.