Robert Steele was born September 16, 1936 in Kearney, Nebraska and died on May 23, 2020. He was surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Many, Louisiana.
Robert is survived by his children: Robert Andrew Steele Jr. and wife Kristy of Zwolle, Louisiana, Sandra Heard and husband Jason of Many, Louisiana, Robert E. Steele, Debra Rodgers, Johnny Steele, and Tommy Steele all of Amarillo, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jacob Heard, Kenneth Steele, Marissa Ross and husband Austin, Sarah Heard, and McKenzie Steele. He is survived by his sister, Rosie Molzahn of Imperial, Nebraska as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Lanell Steele; his parents, Walter Edward Steele and Sarah Gray Steele; brothers Edward Steele, Clyde Steele, and Virgil Steele; sisters, Jeannie Hahn, Alice Jenson, Bonnie Wareham, and Edna Welch.
Robert was 17 when he joined the United States Army. He served all across the world, eventually rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class. During this time, he married Edith Lanell Oliver and had a family. Later, he retired from the army after 20 years of service, proud to have served his country. After retiring from the Army, he went on to work for the Forestry Service for 15 years before retiring from there as well.
After retirement, Robert enjoyed many things, most of which centered around his family. He loved to play cards, especially Canasta. He would also spend his time attending the many sporting events that his grandkids took part in. You could often find him in the stands, cheering for one of his grandkids, whether it was football, basketball, baseball, or softball, he was there. Robert loved to garden as well. For many years, he planted a large garden that the whole family enjoyed working in. He was especially proud of his tomatoes. He was loved greatly by his family and friends.
The funeral service will be officiated by Reverend Kenneth Leach at Beulah Baptist Church in Many, LA. There will be a viewing at 5:00PM on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Many. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church in Many, LA.
Pallbearers: Thomas Andries, Jerrad Bragg, Josh Hippler, Shane Hippler, Austin Ross, and Chris Sepulvado.
Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Wayne Elliot, Jacob Heard, David Hippler, Mike Keel, David Wayne Oliver, and Kenneth Steele.