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Richard “Dick” Steinkamp -view his service on our 'links' page

Richard “Dick” Steinkamp -view his service on our 'links' page

Richard "Dick" Steinkamp age 97, of Quincy died on Monday, July 27, 2020 in Cedarhurst of Quincy. He was born on May 23, 1923 in Fowler, IL a son of Ferdinand H. and Rosina W.C. (Genenbacher) Steinkamp. Dick married Edna Clara Bockhold on May 8, 1948 in Quincy's former St. Mary Catholic Church, and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2015.

Dick began his working career as an auto mechanic for the Ford dealerships in Quincy. In 1988, he retired after 20 years as an auto mechanic instructor at Quincy Technical Schools.

As a member of the National Institute of Auto Service Excellence, he was proud to have brought to Quincy their testing program, and for many years he proctored these exams. He was a longtime member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. At St. Francis, he was a member of the Holy Name Society, and volunteered as a lector and usher. Dick served his country during World War II in the Eighth Air Force, one of three Numbered Air Forces of the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command. He served in the European Theater.

It was while in the service that he received his training as a mechanic. He could fix just about anything, he liked tinkering in his workshop, and in his retirement, he devoted his free time to restoring '57 Chevy's. Dick was a talented woodworker who made many treasured items for his family. He loved fishing and hunting; and getting in the car and going on a trip or out for a ride with his wife Edna.

Surviving are his CHILDREN: Laverne Meyer and her husband Billy of Quincy; Dale Steinkamp and his wife Judie of Center, MO; Shirley Stevenson and her husband Jay of Springfield, IL and Teresa McMillin and her husband Chris of Palatine, IL. GRANDCHILDREN: Gordon Coy and Laura Coy and her husband Billy Johnson all of Chicago; Rich Stevenson and his wife Michelle Reich of North Aurora, IL; Alex Stevenson of Fridley, MN; Connor McMillin of Seattle, WA: and Maggie McMillin of Palatine, IL, a step-grandson, Ben Meyer and his wife Sarah of Harleysville, PA; a great-grandson Jacob Stevenson; a step-great granddaughter, Grace Meyer and a step-great grandson William Meyer.
SIBLINGS: James Steinkamp and his wife Margie of Quincy; Florence Dietrich and her husband Tom of Fowler, IL; a sister-in-law Mary Ann Chezem of Fairfax, VA and many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers, Charles Steinkamp and his wife Rita; Elmer Steinkamp and his wife Rosetta; his sisters, Alvera Bockhold and her husband Sylvester; Mildred "Millie" Bockhold and her husband Virgil; brothers and sisters in-law, Ramon Chezem; Henry Bockhold and his wife Rita; George Bockhold and his wife Betty; Fran McGee and her husband Ray; Laurine Bufford and her husband Bill; and a son-in-law, Gary Coy.

Services will be held privately for the immediate family. There will be Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by Rev. Steve Arisman. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #37 and the U.S. Air Force Honors Detail. The family requests memorials in lieu of floral tributes to St. Francis Church; Blessing Foundation for HOSPICE; or the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force at 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322. Arrangements are in the care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Condolence messages may be submitted online at www.dukerandhaugh.com A link will be posted to his obituary on the funeral home's website to view the recorded service, on Friday, July 31, 2020.

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From:
charlotte clark
new london, MO
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I feel blessed to have taken care of Dick and enjoyed meeting all of you and seeing you all when you could visit. email me anytime, I'd love to keep in touch.Love you all!!
From:
Debbie Mieszala
LIBERTYVILLE, IL
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My condolences to the whole family. You were fortunate to have him in your lives for so long, and he was fortunate to share those years with you.
From:
Michael w Bufford
Fountain Hills, AZ
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Rest In Peace Uncle Dick.
I have fond memories of our family visits when I was a child, particularly when we all went fishing together.
From:
Don and Joan Benz
Quincy, IL
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Dear Family - We are sorry for your loss - Wishing you peace
From:
Justin Chezem
Potomac Falls, VA
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Uncle Dick, thank you for your hard working, yet light hearted example... and taking me fishing! I always enjoyed our time together when I visited Quincy. Rest In Peace.
From:
Teresa Oshner-London
Quincy, IL
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Had Dick as a instructor at Quincy Technical School 1980-1981. We later found out that we were cousins by marriage I believe. He taught me so much & to this day I am still in the automotive field at a Ford Dealership. Thank you Dick for teaching me & loving what we enjoy doing for a living! Til we meet again cousin. Your family will be in my prayers.
From:
Randy and Laurinda Wood
Fredericksburg, VA
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God rest his soul...our sweet and fun Uncle Dick! Grilled cheese and koolade in aluminum cups for breakfast, happy memories! Love and blessings to all the family ๐Ÿ’›
From:
The Emery's
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We are SO sorry to hear of Mr. Steinkamps passing. We live across the street from their house on Lind St. (we have the dog, Roscoe). We have missed them. Thoughts and prayers for his wonderful family
From:
Jerry Lair
Williamstown, MO
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Condolences to family. Dick was our Explorer Scout leader at Montgomery Carrott Ford on n.6 st in 63.
From:
Dennis & Marcia Steinkamp
Quincy, IL
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Love and prayers to you; Laverne, Dale, Shirley & Theresa. It is hard to lose your parents. I have many fond memories of Uncle Dick. One time I remember telling him about our 31 day clock. I said, "It runs 31 days without winding it." He responded, "How many days will it run if you wind it."
The four couples of Steinkamp / Bockhold are all celebrating in heaven. Dennis & Marcia Steinkamp
From:
Jane and Sonny Voepel
Quincy,, IL
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We are so sorry hearing the news of your father. You were fortunate to have him so many years and glad we met by chance over a meal.
Much Sympathy!
From:
Jean Saery
McHenry, IL
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So sorry for your loss. I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May God rest him in peace and comfort all of you.
From:
Justina Munday
Fairfax, VA
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Love, Light and Blessings to the family and friends of our wonderful Uncle Dick. I have such amazingly fun memories of our vacations with my sweet Uncle as a kid. From fishing to geode hunting, playing cards or just listening to him tell stories at breakfast, it was always a delight to be with Him! Peace and Happiness be with you.
From:
Vickie Gerhardt
Quincy, IL
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Dear Steinkamp family, It was an absolute privilege to take care of Dick. He was an absolute gentleman. I am really going to miss him. He called me his Buddy Girl & I will always remember that & his gentle ways.
From:
pat. sr. vice DAV chapter 32
CANTON, MO
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The men that fought in WW2 are all true heros. Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends
From:
Mike Griesbaum
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to whole family.