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Robert "Bob" R. Steckler

January 24, 1935 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 85)


Robert “Bob” Steckler, 85, of Earlington, KY passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Evansville, IN on January 24, 1935 to the late Joseph L. and Elizabeth Steckler. 

Mr. Steckler was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Earlington, Earlington Civic Club, Earlington planning and zoning committee, B.L.E.T Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a Kentucky Colonel; had served in the US Navy Reserves and was a graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Mr. Steckler was a devoted husband and father.

He had retired from CSX Railroad after 35 years where he had worked as an Engineer.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his great granddaughter, Reagan Steckler.

Mr. Steckler is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beverly Mae Steckler of Earlington, KY; his  five children; Bobby (Tara) Steckler of Littleton, CO, Devra (Ken) Steckler of Madisonville, KY, Lisa Steckler Jones of Earlington, KY, Paul (Lisa) Steckler of Madisonville, KY, and  Karen (Brian) Hendricks of Nortonville, KY; two brothers: Capt. Joe Steckler of Melbourne, FL and Mike Steckler of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren: Keenan Cloern, Austin Steckler, Amber Steckler, Susie Stant, Alex Steckler, and Owen Hendricks; six great grandchildren: Jaxon Ratliff, Alivia Steckler, Ashlyn Ratliff, Weston Steckler, Axel Steckler, and Amelia Steckler. 

Funeral Mass will be private.

Pallbearers will be:  Ken Matheny, Brian Hendricks, Owen Hendricks, Jaxon Ratliff, Paul Steckler, and Alex Steckler.  Honorary Pallbearer will be Austin Steckler.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Christian Food Bank of Hopkins County or a charity of your choice.

Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

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Private Funeral Mass


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