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Dean Steckly

A celebration of life for Dean E. Steckly, 85 of North English, formerly of Kalona, will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with Father David Brownfield and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating. Cremation will follow the service and private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitaiton will be held Thursday, October 26 from 3 – 6 PM. The family requests casual attire.

A memorial fund has been established for Essence of Life Hospice of Amana. Dean E. Steckly died Monday, October 23, 2017 at the English Valley Care Center in North English.

Dean Edward Steckly was born August 19, 1932 in Johnson County the son of Sam R. and Ida (Brenneman) Steckly. He graduated from Iowa City High and served in the United States Air Force from 1952 – 1954. On August 18, 1956 he was united in marriage to Mary Cahill at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City. Dean was a farmer, truck driver and bus driver. He enjoyed all sports, NASCAR, watching old westerns, going to the farm and helping with harvest.

Survivors include his wife Mary of Kalona, seven children: Denise (Todd) Miller of Kalona, Diane McCormick of Olin, Patty (Brian) Coppess of Urbandale, William Dean (Lisa) Steckly of Wellman, Sara (Mike) Hammen of Keota, Sam Steckly of Wellman, Mike (Jen) Steckly of North English, 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,

Preceding Dean in death were his parents, two sisters: Lavern Loucks and Arlie Donovan, two brothers: Rollin Steckly and Dale Steckly and a son-in-law Bruce McCormick.

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Condolences to all the Steckly's on Dean's death from the "Dutch & Polly Stockman clan.

Tom Stockman Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

To the family of Dean E. Steckly, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

Kelsey Lee Oct 27 2017 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear of Dean's passing.-Red

Red Aldeman Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Dean's passing...never saw him without a smile on his face....one of the friendliest guys we ever knew. May God be with you all during this difficult time.Kyle & Kim

Kyle & Kim Norman Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Dean's passing...one of the most friendly people we have ever met....always a smile on his face! With sincere sympathies!Kyle & Kim

Kyle & Kim Norman Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

You all have our deepest sympathy. Peace.

Diane Van Hoozer and Anthony "Spit" Spitzer Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

Mary and family : so sorry to read of Deans passing , we all had so much fun at the pub, we hate to lose all our old Buddies !! Our thoughts are with you all... Love and sympathy, Bup and Jan Thrapp.

Bup and Jan Thrapp Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Uncle Dean's passing. Enjoyed visiting with him two years ago with Don and Marcia when I was in Iowa. Sending our sympathy and prayers to all your family. Sam and Donna Chupp

dchupp@cox.net Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Steckly

Jay &Gail ORourke Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Steckley Family, I am so sorry for your loss . May your fond memories provide comfort during this time of celebrating Deans great life! My Sympathy, Tracy Maher

Tracy Donohoe Maher Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

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