Ronald A. Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Â He was born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Lima, to Isadore and Loretta Schnippel Steinke. Â He married Cornelia M. Rosenbauer on April 28, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2007.
Mr. Steinke had worked at Koneta Rubber Company and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Â He enjoyed painting, woodworking and spending time with family and neighbors. Â
Survivors include a son, Donald A. Steinke of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Dylan and Dalton Steinke, and Conner Heckman, three sisters, Katie (Norm) Gerstner of Wapakoneta, Betty (Ralph) Abriani and Nancy (Hank) Slagle, both of Cleveland; a sister-in-law, Becky Steinke of Wapakoneta, and a special niece, Lisa Heckman.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marion I. Steinke, Robert I. Steinke and Zeke I. Steinke, and a sister-in-law, Rita Steinke. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville.
A vigil service will be held just prior to visitation at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday.
The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with Father Daniel Hunt officiating. Â
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, and online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.