FORT MORGAN, Colo. -- Dale Marlin Steinbeck, 70, died Wednesday (March 6, 2002) at the Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, Colo.
He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Dundy County to Richard and Mary (Bernard) Steinbeck, and attended country school near Doane, west of Benkelman. He served in the United States Air Force.
On Sept. 2, 1952, he married Janet E. Barnell at Glendale, Ariz. After receiving his discharge, they moved to Colorado where he began his life-long career in petroleum exploration in 1953. He worked on oil drilling rigs throughout Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wyoming and was employed by various companies through the years. He retired in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Leo; one infant brother; and one infant sister.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; sons, Martin and wife, Cheryll Steinbeck of North Platte, Michael and wife, Sherri Steinbeck of Broomfield, Colo.; sisters, Mildred and husband Roy Stamm of Laverne, Okla. Darlene and husband, Paul Woodside of Lexington, Bernita Conklin of Tecumseh, Kan.; brothers, Everett and wife, Viola Steinbeck of San Diego, Calif., Duane (Pete) and wife, Karen Steinbeck of Republican City; and four grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Visitation will be today until 7 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.