Robert E. Steberl

April 14, 1941 - November 23, 2017
Racine, WI



Friday, December 1, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Edward Catholic Church
1401 Grove Ave.
Racine, WI 53405

Life Story / Obituary


Robert E. Steberl, age 76, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, Franklin. Robert was born in Racine, April 14, 1941, son of the late Albert and Margaret (Nee: Cabana) Steberl.

Robert was a dedicated and active member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church. He attended their grade school, was united in marriage in the church to Joanne E. Olson on April 4, 1964, and later served as Head Usher and a Parish Council member until just before the time of his passing. He and Joanne celebrated 44 years of marriage before Joanne passed away on November 14, 2008.

Robert was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1959” and later attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. He was a member of the famed Racine Kilties Drum and Bugle Corp and proudly served in the United States Army in the 32nd Infantry Division. Robert was employed by Precision Gears for 26 years, retiring in 2008.

Robert was an avid traveler, having visited 47 of the 50 states and over 20 international destinations on five continents. He will be remembered by those who knew him best for his wit, a great sense of humor, as well as his kind and humble spirit. Robert always went out of his way to help those most in need.

He will be dearly missed by his children, Lisa (David) Peterson of Racine, Matthew (Susan) Steberl of Pleasant Prairie; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sally Griffin of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lois; and brother, Edward Steberl.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family during a visitation to be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. The family would like to especially thank the Third Floor South care staff at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Franklin for attending to his needs in his final days. Memorials to St. Edwards Church have been suggested.