Robert A. Steinke
Dec. 24, 1921
May 7, 2017

Robert "Bob" A. Steinke, 95, of Mukwonago, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Waukesha on December 24, 1921.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife June (nee Sprague). They shared 72 years of marriage together. He is also survived by his children Tom (Sharon), Jim (Phyllis), John (Pam), Mary (Don), Bobby (Cindy), Pat (Wade), Dave (Carole) and Sally (Thomas); 16 grandchildren, Mike, Pam (Chris), Penny, Matt (Beth), Erin (Travis), Jesse (Vivienne), Rhonda (Jeff), Heidi, Katie (Norb), Dan (Becky), Nicole (Ryan), Josh, Stacy (Brian), Mindy (Derek), Bree (Tom) and Cassy; and 20 great-grandchildren, Mary Ann, Abby, June, Ansley, Easton, Matthew, Andrew, Zach, Zoe, Bryn, Aaron, Caleb, Kendra, Makenzie, Chase, Morgan, Ashton, Xavier, Greenleigh and Lennix.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Emma Steinke; his sisters, Mildred Kutchera and Mabel Brown; and his granddaughter, Jenny.

Bob loved farming and worked in his garden into his 90s. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 375, and a longtime member of St. James Catholic Parish. He also enjoyed Mukwonago Senior Citizens events. Bob had a strong belief in God and the blessings He brings. He always enjoyed spending time and playing cards with family and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice Care in Waukesha for their loving, compassionate and attentive care they provided Bob throughout his stay.

Visitation will be held at St. James Catholic Parish in Mukwonago on Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with Mass to follow. Burial will be at St. Theresa Cemetery in Eagle on Friday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made St. James in Mukwonago or to their favorite charity in his name.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory is assisting the family. For the online guest registry, please go to