Odilo H. Steines, 95, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 1:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church before the service.
Odilo was born on October 2, 1923, in Preston, Iowa, the son of John and Mary (Ziement) Steines. He married Ardis Budde on September 19, 1949. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2009. Odilo was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army from 1943 to 1945. He was an honorary member of American Legion Post 273 of Bellevue, Iowa, and an honorary member of the Bellevue Council 1354 Knights of Columbus. Odilo participated in one of the first Honor Flights to Washington, D.C.
Odilo was a hardworking man, farming and working 25 years at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, Iowa. Even in his "retirement" years he was always there to help his family. After Ardis, the love of his life for 59 years, passed away in 2009 he really enjoyed playing cribbage for a couple of hours every day with his daughter, Lois. He loved family "get-to-gethers" and being able to spend time with them. Playing cards, bingo, the domino game "Mexican Train" and "playing the slots" were other past times he enjoyed.
Odilo is survived by their six children, Lois (Merrell) Casper, of Cuba City, WI, Don (Cathy), of Menominee, IL; Doris, of San Antonio, TX, Jane (James) Munson, of Dickeyville, WI, James (Sharon), of Platteville, WI, and Dee (Steve) Kalmes, of Springville, IA; fifteen grandchildren; one step-grandson; 33 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dori Johnson, of San Antonio, TX.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent (Clara), Attlas (Algean) and Johnny (Velma), and three sisters, Lydia (Tony), Helma (Bill) and Helen (Marvin).
A Odilo H. Steines Memorial Fund has been established.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.