Peter James ‘Pete’ Steckl

Peter James “Pete” Steckl died unexpectedly Monday, June 17, 2013, at the age of 66. He was the beloved and cherished husband of Faye (nee Christensen) for 46 years; generous and loving father of Michele Schmidt, Tracy (Corey) Masalewicz and Jeremy “Jerry” (Michelle Gardner) Steckl; warmhearted Bapa of Gunner, Dakota Masalewicz, Roderick and Rayden Schmidt; brother of George (Karen); and brother-in-law of Sandra McKee and Sharon Floryance. He is also loved by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was a proud and active member of Steamfitters Local 601 for 44 years. He never missed a moment to spend time with his grandchildren. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and playing cards.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, with a celebration of Peter’s life at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Krause Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 432-8300 or visit online at

“Safe Travels Until We Meet Again”