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(April 8, 1919 – March 16, 2010)

Harold Albert Steinke, 90 yrs old, left his earthly home and met his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 16, 2010. He was born on April 8, 1919 in Stanwood, MI to the late Albert R. Steinke and Marie Osbourn. She died when he was 14yrs old. Harold attended schools in Morley and Big Rapids, MI, graduated from Michigan State University and served for the U.S. Army (Artillery) in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He attained the rank of Major. He made his way to Midland, MI in 1947 where he initially managed Cassidy Theaters. On May 26, 1951, he married Rose C. Landis at First United Methodist Church in Midland. They were active members there until they transferred their membership to Beaverton United Methodist Church in 1975. He also went to work for Chemical Bank in 1951. He served the bank and community for 35 years. The last nine years he served as President of Chemical Bank Gladwin, making their home in Beaverton. He moved back to Midland in 2005 with Rose to live next door to their son, Mark and wife, Linda, who have cared for them for the last five years.He will be remembered for his passion for making things grow, from Christmas trees, to gardens, to businesses. He also loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, daughter Kim R. Steinke of Hartford, CT, Kirk A. Steinke of Midland and Mark J. (Linda W.) Steinke of Midland; grandchildren: Kayley (Luther) Gates of Honeybrook, PA, Travis Steinke, Jonathan Steinke, Caitlin Steinke, Aaron Steinke, and Barton Steinke, all of Midland; nephews Greg (Kari) Steinke in Oregon; Gary (Bobbie) Steinke in Tennessee; nieces Dana Jo Pajtas and Mary Goltz; step-sister-in-law, Irene Dawson in Florida, a multitude of loving Landis in-laws, and many friends along the way. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings: Don F. Steinke, Leona (George) Goltz, step-brother, Jack Dawson, infant grandson, Matthew John Steinke, and daughter-in-law, Mary “Toot” Steinke.We would like to thank the entire staff at Southern Care Hospice; Nancy DeBarr at Senior Services in Midland; and The Caregiver Support Group at Senior Services. Your support is unmatched!A Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday Mar. 20, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jeremy Africa officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Fri. Mar.19 from 3:30 till 6 pm and on Saturday at the church from 12:00 pm until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider; Beaverton United Methodist Church, 150 W. Brown St., Beaverton, MI 48612, Council on Aging, or Senior Services. For online memorials, visit us at www.smithminer.com