Edwin Steinke - June 19, 2013Edwin B. “Ed” Steinke, 52, lifelong resident of the Central City area, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Solt Funeral Home in Central City with Revs. Brad Jenkins and Fred Paxton officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hordville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Ed was born in Central City on October 15, 1960, to George Henry and Arlene Margaret (Peck) Steinke. He grew up in Central City, graduated from Central City High School in 1979. On Nov. 19, 1982, Ed was united in marriage to Pamela Ann Brown. They made their home in the Central City area. Ed began working at Champion Homes in Central City after graduating from high school and worked there for many years until their closing. He then went to work at Aventine Ethanol Plant in Aurora and then to Green Plains Ethanol Plant in Central City, where he was working at the time of his death.
Ed was a member of the Central City Baptist Church. He raised pigeons for show and as homers, he loved horses and enjoyed breaking them; he also enjoyed hunting, recreational shooting, and motorcycles. Ed researched and read extensively about his interests and used this knowledge to enhance his enjoyment of them.
Survivors include his wife, Pam of Central City; two children, Heather and Brenton Paxton of Central City and Sean Steinke of Clarks; two grandchildren, William and Miley Paxton; his mother, Arlene Steinke of Broken Arrow, Okl.; two brothers, Darrell and Jeanice Steinke of Central City and Mike and Lila Steinke of Grand Island; and one sister, JoAnn and Dan Marshall of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Ed was preceded in death by his father, George, in July of 2008.