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John Steele

John Steele

John Ernest Steele, 94, of Campbell Hill, IL; born on May 13, 1924 in Percy, IL; passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Steele was a truck driver.  He was a United States Navy Veteran.  John was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member of the Randolph County Farm Bureau.  John greatly enjoyed woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Richard and Elizabeth, nee Carpenter, Steele, his wife Eva Katharine, nee Daniels, Steele whom he married on June 10, 1944 in Dedham, MA and who passed away on March 10, 2010, one son – Dan Steele, five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his children – Richard (Moki) Steele of Denver, CO; Karen Steele of Campbell Hill, IL; Ronald (Debra) Steele of Warrenton, VA.  Eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. Robert Miner officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Steeleville Cemetery in Steeleville, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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