STEINKE, Herbert Gerald "Jerry" Otsego, MI Jerry passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at Borgess Hospital. He was born February 3, 1942 in Dominion City, Manitoba Canada to Herman and Alvina (Hartig) Steinke. Jerry had worked for General Motors for 33 years until the Kalamazoo plant closed and he retired in 1998. He enjoyed doing things for others and had built several decks and other construction projects after his retirement. Jerry loved fishing up north for bass, ice fishing in Canada for walleye, hunting for deer and bear, canning tomatoes, and going to the private men's club meetings on Wednesday and Friday nights. On March 8, 1963 in Kalamazoo he married Joyce Niles who passed away in 2005. Surviving are his children, Richard (Kandy) Steinke of Otsego and Wendy Baden (John Stech) of Delton and his grandson, Richard Steinke of Allegan. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Steinke; son, William Steinke; son-in-law, Tim Baden and sister, Lilly Ann Lancaster. Friends may visit with Jerry's family from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A graveside service will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego with Pastor Herb Curry officiating. Those attending are asked to dress casual per Jerry's request. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to Chicora Country Chapel or Wings of Hope Hospice. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.