Norbert W. “Nub” Steinl

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Norbert W. “Nub” Steinl, 79, of Bagley, died Friday, Oct. 30, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

Norbert was born on Sept. 25, 1936, on the family farm, the son of Leo and Philomene (Recker) Steinl. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1954. Following graduation, Norbert entered the United States National Guard and served his country for eight years. On Oct. 3, 1964, he was united in marriage to Deanna M. Stainhofer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. After their marriage, Norbert continued to farm the family farm milking cows until 1992; he continued to grain farm for several years. He enjoyed playing sports in his youth, hunting, fishing, dancing, playing cards and wintering in Florida. He truly enjoyed his vegetable garden and selling his sweet corn in Bloomington. Norbert was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served on the Bloomington Township Board for many years. 

Norbert is survived by his loving wife, Deanna; his children, Michael (Irene) Steinl, Stephen (Kelly) Steinl, Melissa Steinl; four grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Steinl and Lindsey and Nathan Steinl; his brother and sisters, Leo (Sue) Steinl, Marjorie Patterson, Doris Regalia; a brother-in-law, Vernon White; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara White. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Fr. John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Nub’s name to the West Grant Rescue Squad or the Bloomington Fire Department. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.

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