In memory of
Arthur LeRoy Steele Sr., 72, passed away on Jan. 8 , 2017, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska. There will be a viewing beginning at 1 p.m., with a Service starting at 4 p.m., on Jan. 15, 2017, at Legacy Funeral Wasilla Heritage Chapel, 1015 South Check Street in Wasilla, Alaska. Arthur was born on Dec. 20, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo. Later in life, Arthur married Paula Wells on March17, 1985. Arthur retired honorably from the Army in 1987, after 23 years of service. He was attached to the 173rd ABN Div., 101st ABN Div., 82nd ABN Div. and 5th GRP Special Forces. He also served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received numerous military awards for his service. Arthur enjoyed fishing, hunting and wood working, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. His family says of Arthur: "Arthur was a loving father, granddaddy, brother and friend to all that he knew. Art now rests in the peace and comfort of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His legacy and memory will live on through his family and friends and everyone who knew and loved him." Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Paula Steele; daughters and sons-in-law, Traci and Kyle George and Melissa and Travis Gage; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Rhonda Steele, Howard Steele, Charles Steele and Arthur Steele Jr.; brothers and sisters, Kenneth Steele, Selma Cook, Walter Steele, Sharon "Sweet Pea" Steele and Jacqueline Steele; grandchildren, Marcadius, Stella and Nora George; Sherman Jr. and Adrianna Steele; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arthur will be laid to rest at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Fort Richardson, Alaska, on Jan. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. Memorial Donations can be made C/O Paula Steele 3370 South Donavan Drive, Wasilla, AK 99623; and flowers are also accepted for the service.
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