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Lester "Les" A. Steinke

Mar 12, 1922 - Nov 18, 2022

Obituary

Today we celebrate the life of a true American hero and an incredible family man. After fulfilling his goal of living to see 100 years young, Lester "Les" Aloysius Steinke passed away peacefully on November 18th in Scottsdale, AZ. He will be missed beyond measure, but his legacy will live on in h...

Services

Nov 25

Visitation

Friday, November 25, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hansen Desert Hills Chapel

6500 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Nov 25

Service

Friday, November 25, 2022
11:30 am

Hansen Desert Hills Chapel

6500 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Nov 25

Graveside Service

Friday, November 25, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85024

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Lester "Les" A. Steinke

March 12, 1922 - November 18, 2022

 
 

M Michelle Carmichael-St. Joseph Roman Catholic Pari November 23, 2022

Sincere condolences to the family of Les Steinke. He was registered parishioner here at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish. May he Rest In Peace.

S Steve Carter November 23, 2022

The inspiration for my book "Occupation Stories 2020", Les, my uncle and godfather, has been my hero since I was a young boy growing up on a farm in northwestern Ohio. A bucket list project for me, the book begins with a two-page spread dedicating the entire book project to his service as a P-51 fighter pilot flying 58 combat missions over Europe during World War II. As I began work on the book in 2018, I continually provided Les with drafts of portions of the book which he eagerly reviewed, providing me with many excellent comments and suggestions - especially about the cover design. I will value and remember these last 3 years of working with and talking to Les about this book project for the rest of my life. The end of an era - one of the best examples of the Greatest Generation. Thank you Uncle Les for everything. Love, Steve Carter

H Hansen Mortuaries November 22, 2022

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