TRENTON -- Delbert William Steinke, 92, died Wednesday (Jan. 19, 2005) at Chase County Hospital in Imperial.
He was born Aug. 6, 1912, to Emil Fredrick and Pauline Dorothy (Hedke) Steinke in Trenton. He grew up in Trenton and graduated from rural school.
He began farming on the family farm and ran a hatchery in Trenton until 1941.
On Nov. 28, 1935, he married Chloie Huff in her home. They continued farming until 1956 and for two years he operated a cafe in Trenton. The couple moved to Oberlin where he became a parts manager for ten years at Anderson and Sons. In 1969, they moved to North Plate where he continued being a parts manager until retiring in 1977. They moved to Palisade in 1978.
He was preceded in death by one son, Royce Steinke; and grandson, Kurt and his wife, Jeanie as the result of an aircraft accident in January of 1978; brothers, Lee Steinke, Harry Steinke, Glenn Steinke and Walter Steinke.
Survivors include his wife, Chloie of Trenton; one brother, Wilmer Steinke and wife, Polly of Trenton; two sisters, Arline Lawson of Catlament, Wash., and Twila Thomas of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside inurnment was Monday in Trenton Cemetery with the Revs. Kevin Fink and Marshall Erickson officiating.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.