In memory of
Harold Wayne Steele Jr.
In memory of
Harold Wayne Steele Jr.
GALESBURG - Harold Wayne Steele Jr., 77, Galesburg, died at 8:29 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Harold was born March 29, 1943, in Quincy, the son of Harold W. and Vera P. (Kesterson) Steele Sr. He married Norma "June" Colwell on Dec. 16, 1961, at the First Church of the Open Bible in Galesburg. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, June; his two sons, Ronald W. Steele of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Rick E. Steele of Galesburg; two granddaughters, Larissa and Mria Morton; two nieces, Sherry Lasley and Tina Way; and three nephews, Randy Gilbreath, Jeff Colwell and Chris Way. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Susan Haffner, Sandra Steele and Nancy Harrison; and two nephews. Harold worked for the Admiral/Maytag Corp. in the warehouse for 30 years and one day. After retirement he worked at Lowe's for three years in the gardening department and Costa Catholic School in maintenance for five years. Harold graduated from Galesburg High School in 1961. He and June were members of the O.A.K.S Senior Center. Harold was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Galesburg Rifle Club. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including gardening, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. He had a love for woodworking. Harold and his family had traveled throughout most of the United States. Visitation will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremations Galesburg Chapel with a graveside service to follow at 1 p.m. at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mark Dexter officiating. Due to guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required for visitation. Those wishing to attend the funeral "virtually" may watch the live broadcast at 1 p.m. on the funeral home's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824. Memorials may be made to the family or to O.A.K.S. Senior Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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Galesburg, IL 61401
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In memory of
Harold Wayne Steele Jr.
GALESBURG - Harold Wayne Steele Jr., 77, Galesburg, died at 8:29 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Harold was born March 29, 1943, in Quincy, the son of Harold W. and Vera P. (Kesterson) Steele Sr. He married Norma "June" Colwell on Dec. 16, 1961, at the First Church of the Open Bible in Galesburg. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, June; his two sons, Ronald W. Steele of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Rick E. Steele of Galesburg; two granddaughters, Larissa and Mria Morton; two nieces, Sherry Lasley and Tina Way; and three nephews, Randy Gilbreath, Jeff Colwell and Chris Way. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Susan Haffner, Sandra Steele and Nancy Harrison; and two nephews. Harold worked for the Admiral/Maytag Corp. in the warehouse for 30 years and one day. After retirement he worked at Lowe's for three years in the gardening department and Costa Catholic School in maintenance for five years. Harold graduated from Galesburg High School in 1961. He and June were members of the O.A.K.S Senior Center. Harold was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Galesburg Rifle Club. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including gardening, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. He had a love for woodworking. Harold and his family had traveled throughout most of the United States. Visitation will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremations Galesburg Chapel with a graveside service to follow at 1 p.m. at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mark Dexter officiating. Due to guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required for visitation. Those wishing to attend the funeral "virtually" may watch the live broadcast at 1 p.m. on the funeral home's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824. Memorials may be made to the family or to O.A.K.S. Senior Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Galesburg
1070 West Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
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