Ron Steinke, 75, of Cavalier, ND passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. masonic service at the church. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Mayo Cancer Research, Rochester, MN or Altru Hospice, Cavalier, ND.
Ronald James Steinke was born April 6, 1944, at Altona, Manitoba to Paul and Margaret (Rose) Steinke. He grew up in the Backoo area and attended the Leyden country school and then graduated from Cavalier High School. After receiving his degree in education from Mayville State University he taught school at the Grand Forks Air Force Base for 11 years. He then returned to the Backoo area where he farmed.
Ron was active in several community activities which included serving on the boards of the: United Lutheran Church, Cavalier School, Red River Valley Sugar Beet Association, Cavalier Farmers Union Elevator, and Polar Communications. He was also a member of the Tongue River Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Kem Temple Shrine.
On June 18, 1977, he married Judy Austfjord Fladeland at Cavalier. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children: Mary (Jim) Gaulke, Minneapolis, MN, Camie Thompson, Chanhassen, MN, Janine (Kevin) Norton, San Antonio, TX, Mark Steinke (Janelle Brandl), and John Steinke, all of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Katie and Emma Gaulke; Sophia and Blake Thompson; Kyle (Lindsey) Norton; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Norton. Also surviving him are his siblings: Jim (Darlyn) Steinke, Warren Steinke, Donna (Herb) Hillman, Richard Steinke, and Ruth Webster.
Preceding him in death were his parents.