Robert W. Steig, age 79, of Webster City, died Saturday, October 5, at his home following a courageous struggle since 1996 with leukemia and lymphoma.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City with the Reverend Steve Shelley officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post #66 of Storm Lake.
Friends may call at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City after 3 p.m. on Tuesday where the family will be present from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial fund has been established.
Robert Warren Steig was born in Pocahontas, on October 17, 1922, the second eldest child of Walter F. and Rebecca (Wilson) Steig. The family lived in the Storm Lake area before moving to Correctionville where Bob attended school through the 11th grade. He then transferred to Storm Lake High School, graduating in 1943.
Bob entered the United States Navy in 1943, served 2 years in the Philippines, and was honorably discharged in April 1946.
On March 29, 1946, Bob and Frances Straight of Storm Lake were married at the First Methodist Church, Storm Lake. He was employed in the grocery business in Storm Lake, Nevada, Washington, and Webster City, retiring from Webster City Custom Meats in 1987.
Bob's primary interest was his family. He was an avid sports fan reflecting his school years when he lettered in four major sports for four consecutive years. Bob enjoyed hobbies of gardening, fishing, furniture refinishing, and bird-watching. One of his special joys was taking his family on travels in the United States and Canada. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #191 of Webster City, and a former member of the Amvets and Moose Lodge.
Bob is remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, a loyal friend and neighbor. He delighted in his eight grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Frances; three children and their families: Roxanne and Steve Tjaden, Elizabeth and Benjamin of Lakeside; Roger and Ruth Steig, Ryan, Reggie, Rachel and Rebecca of Webster City, Russell and Dorothy Steig, McKinley and Evan of Carlisle; two brothers and their spouses: DeWitt and Ruby Steig, Storm Lake and Walter and Betty Steig, Sioux City; a brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Straight, Newton; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Norma Divis.