Jerry “Jed” J. Stecklein, age 63, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.
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Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Steve Rosonke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Jerry was born on July 1st, 1956 in Dubuque, son of Leonard and Louise Stecklein. He graduated from Wahlert High School in 1974. Jerry married June Maneman on April 23, 1977. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, woodworking, and watching the Atlanta Braves, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Chicago Bears. He was a dedicated youth and high school basketball referee that thoroughly enjoyed every second on the court.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 42 years, June. His Children, Erin (Mark) Hefel of Dubuque , Amy (Kyle) Phillips of St Louis, MO , Adam (Catherine) Stecklein of Peoria, IL and Allie Stecklein of Davenport, IA. His grandchildren Bailey, Ben and Annie Hefel, Sam and Max Phillips, Finley and Owen Stecklein. His siblings, Theresa Houselog, of Milwaukee WI, Kathy (Morrie) Klocker of Dubuque, Betty (Norm) Zimmer of Dubuque, Mary (Jim) Smith of Columbia MO, Lenny (Diane) Stecklein of Milwaukee, WI, Denny (Nancy) Stecklein of Dubuque, Luann (Dan) Hillary of Dubuque.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Louise Stecklein. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Bernice Maneman. His brother-in-law Wayne Houselog.