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Jeffrey Henry 'Jeff' Steinkamp

Jeffrey Henry 'Jeff' Steinkamp

Jeffrey Henry 'Jeff' Steinkamp, age 71, of Quincy, passed away on December 17 at Blessing Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born April 7th, 1951 in Quincy, IL Son of Ralph and Hildegarde (Cramsey) Steinkamp. He married Cindy (Souders) on May 2, 1980 at Quincy University Chapel. She Survives.
Jeff was a strong and loving family man, community leader, devoted Catholic, friend and mentor to many and a stranger to no one.

Jeff graduated from the University of Illinios with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Within his 49 years of being a registered professional engineer in Illinios, Texas and New York – he has received 5 US Patents for Mechanical, Structural and Electronic design. All of these patents are proudly displayed in his invention room in the basement. Most recently, he was working on his 6th patent, which is currently residing on the dining room table.

Aside from his creative analytic ability, Jeff always loved being in the sky. He has made nearly 400 parachute jumps. Then in his later years, he took up the sport of powered paramotoring. Whenever the wind was just right, he would be seen flying over his beloved City of Quincy, often with the American Flag in tow.

Jeff was actively involved many local and regional organizations. He showed kindness, compassion and leadership through Addicts Victorious Ministries, Bereaved Parents of USA, Quincy Cursillo, Quincy Park Board, Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation, Quincy Aeronautics Committee, National Society of Professional Engineers, United States Parachute Association and the American Society of Dad Jokes.

Family was everything to Jeff. Whether it was sitting in the front row at a dance recital, cheering on the Dark River Derby Coalition, taking his grandson to Maid Rite every Saturday or cruising around in the Mustang after Sunday mass with the love of his life. The memories are endless and filled with comfort and love.

He was a devout member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife Cindy, Jeff is also survived by:
TWO DAUGHTERS: Jenna Lannerd (Rob) and Jayme Stroot (Tyler) all of Quincy.
THREE GRANDCHILDREN: Henry James Stroot, Paige Lannerd and Brianna Lannerd.
SIBLINGS: Linda Hooley (Jim), Joe Steinkamp (Shelly) and John Steinkamp (Karen).
Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Jonda Beth Steinkamp.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 9:30 AM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Francis Catholic Church, Addicts Victorious and Quincy Riverfront Development Foundation. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
VICKIE NOKES
QUINCY, IL
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Worked with him and he was always a great person. To the family condolences.
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Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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Cindy & Family:
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Eternal rest Jeff.
Mark
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Betty Montano
Dardenne Prairie, MO
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I am heartbroken with the loss of Jeff. He was a wonderful cousin and always kind. He was an important part of the family and will be missed by all of us. May Jesus comfort all of you during this very difficult time. Sending prayers and love to all of you
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Julie Fischer-Hausner
Gillespie, IL
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My prayers & deepest sympathy to Jeff’s family. He was a good & faithful servant!
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Patty Bauer
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One of my favorite memories of Jeff was when we had cardboard boat races at the lake and he shows up in a referee uniform and a whistle. RIP Jeff
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Todd Leftwich
Canton, MO
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My condolences to Jeff's family and friends at this difficult time. It was not more than 5 days ago i saw an ultra light over Taylor, MO and thought of Jeff, and that awesome video of him and Old Glory flying behind him. Todd Leftwich, Engineer, Hollister-Whitney
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Jane Peterson
Quincy, IL
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May the angels carry Jeff into paradise. Cindy May you find comfort in your memories.
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Mary Jo Reed
Quincy, IL
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My deepest condolences, Cindy to you and your family.
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LINDA K WILLING
Quincy, IL
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We are sad to hear this. Sending our sympathy to the family. Dave and Linda Willing
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Catherine Webb
Quincy, IL
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To Cindy,Jenna,Jamie and family. What a great person and sincere condolences.
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Tom Moran
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him and the entire Quincy community.
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Karen & Tom Meehan
Roodhouse, IL
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Never will forget the first time meeting you & Jeff at Quest and how you both showed us we could be a part of something bigger. Jeff was always so kind & welcoming to us. May your family find peace in your memories. We are sending prayers.
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Dave and Jane Clarke
Ankeny, IA
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Cindy, we are very sorry to hear of your loss, our good friend Jeff. Hope you are well and remember all the people who love you both
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Terry Bauer
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Jeff many years ago at Broadcast Electronics. A great guy to work with.
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Fran Adolfs
Wuincy, IL
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My condolence to the family. His dad and I were first cousins.
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Megan Douglas
Broken Arrow, OK
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I'm so very sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great and caring man. He did the eulogy at my mom's funeral and had us laughing through our tears which we all needed. Praying for comfort for all of his family and friends.
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Brian Terstegge
quincy, IL
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He was a good hearted guy he will be missed in the tin duster car club
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Jeff Dorsey
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. There was never a time that Jeff didn't go out of his way to stop by and say hello to me. I will remember him for his kindness and his dedication to our city. His idea to bring back the 9-11 artifact at City Hall will never be forgotten by me. I will always think of him whenever I see it. R.I.P. Jeff.
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Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To the entire Steinkamp family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. RIP Jeff & Joanne Bergman
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Larry Zimmerman
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathy to the entire Steinkamp family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeff was a great guy. I have known him for over 50 years. I worked with him at Glenayre also. I always enjoyed talking with him when we would meet. He will be greatly missed.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Joe and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
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Katie & Steve Hembrough
Jacksonville, IL
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Love, prayers and deepest sympathy for the family. Jeff was a kind Christian man, was very accomplished, a great leader and will be missed by so many!
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Tim Lechteberg
Rochester Hills, MI
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Condolences to all of the Steinkamps and the city of Quincy. I know of no better man. This is why I chose him as my Best Man. I will always have my memories of delivering the HeraldWhig papers with him, buiding a minibike and a dune buggy, shooting our handguns, designing and building four floats in high school, helping Gene race their VW dragster at the NHRA track, watching and praying every time Jeff jumped or flew thru the sky. I know that he is flying higher than ever with God. My mother said that Jeff was the best. He helped to bury my mother close to their family plot and I look forward to being buried close to my best friend.
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Randy & Kris Seifert
Quincy, IL
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Cindy, Girls, & Family -
So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending many prayers your way.
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Linda (Veihl)McNay
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Jeff for years to administer the MATHCOUNTS competition to Quincy Junior High students. I appreciated that he took the time from his schedule to do this every year. Cindy & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss.
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Rob Bowman
Highland, IL
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My deepest sympathies to Jeff's family. Jeff was my Rector when I became a Cursillista in 2010 on #271. A great man of God.
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Eli Friedman
Brooklyn, NY
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Jeff was a giant of a man. He's missed so much by everyone. It's difficult to process the passing. My thoughts and prayers with Cindy and family.
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Patricia Hastings
Payson, IL
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Jeff was a good person. He Will be missed. He served God in so many ways. Jeff eagerly helped people through stressful situation's I am and did so with respect. He will never be forgotten . RIP my friend.
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Raymond Steadman
Quincy, IL
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I worked alongside Jeff with Addicts Victorious, he was an inspiration to all he came in contact with and helped many people overcome their own battles in life to a life of freedom! Jeff is going to be greatly missed! Praying for all family and friends!
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Dr and Mrs Azad Tayyab
Quincy, IL
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Dear Jenna
Thinking of you and family with deep and sincere sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Rita and Azad
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Nate McNally
St. Louis, MO
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Deepest condolences to Cindy, Jenna, and Jayme and Tyler and Henry. We lost a great man but happy for Jeff and his eternal reward.
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Teresa “ TJ” VanMeter
Hannibal, MO
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I have SO Many Fun Memories of Jeff and Enjoyed working with him in the Summers with the WFFC! He was a joy! I’m SO SAD for you Cindy and Family! He will Akways be Family to Us! Hugs and PRAYERS!
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Rita Damhorst
Oak Forest, IL
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Dear Cindy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I just happened to come across his obituary when I saw another friend’s notice. I’ve list contact with so many friends after moving to Oak Forest, Il. In 1986. I loved our working at I’ll. State Bank. My fondest memory is you making dinner for Jeff waiting for a proposal. Beef stroganoff. And not knowing what a clove of garlic was! But he married you anyway. He was a great man! And loved by many. My email is pomrita@aol.com. Please email me. Love & sympathy, Rita DAMHORST