Henry Alan Steiger died on December 6, 2016 at The Christian Village.
He was born July 27, 1930 at home on the farm inDelavan, IL. He is the first son of Howard Henry and Opal Ruth Barbee Steiger. He attended Delavan’s Curtis Grade School and Delavan High School. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1952. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he was a high speed radio operator in Japan. Upon completing his tour of duty he returned home to the family farm. On August 18, 1956, he married Marilyn Ann Doubet at the Hanna City Presbyterian Church. They moved to Lincoln, Illinois where he was a livestock and grain farmer. Marilyn preceded him in death on February 12, 2015.
Henry is survived by 3 daughters: Cynthia (Brent) Scott of Bloomington, Karen Steiger of Lincoln, Dawn (James) Frieling of Buffalo Grove; son Scott Steiger of Lincoln; 5 grandchildren: Lindsey Scott, Regan Frieling, Connor Scott, Skyler Frieling, Camden Frieling; 2 sisters: Ruth Rogers of Elizabethtown, NC; Linda (Arlis) Springer of Delavan; brother Ralph Steiger of Delavan; 3 nieces; 1 nephew.
Mr. Steiger was a member of Boynton Mennonite Church and transferred his membership to the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln in 1958 where he had served as a trustee and on other committees. He served 20 years on the Board of Directors of Logan FS, Inc and Ag-Land FS, Inc and 12 years on the Logan County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
Henry was a loving husband, dad and grandpa who enjoyed attending the children’s and grandchildren’s music and sports events and attending the Logan County Fair as a family.
Memorial donations may be made to The Christian Village.
Private family services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery with full military rites performed by the American Legion Post 263.