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Paul Joseph “Butch” Steinkamp

Paul Joseph “Butch” Steinkamp, age 84, of Quincy, died on March 5, 2018 with his family at his side, in St. Vincent’s Home, Quincy, Illinois.

Paul Steinkamp | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisButch was born December 16, 1933 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Henry and Alice Giesing Steinkamp. He married Donna Epperson on August 30, 1958 in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Quincy. She survives.

Butch started his first job at the age of 16 at the Modern Dairy. After graduating from Quincy Notre Dame High school in 1952, he started working at Gardner Denver. Butch was drafted into the United States Army in January of 1954, and he was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany with the Big Red One (1st Infantry Division). While he was stationed in Germany, Butch toured many European cities. After serving his time in the Army, Butch returned to Gardner Denver and then worked as a carpenter for Rose Construction.

In 1962, he started his career at Huck Fixture Company, where he was employed for 33 years. At Huck’s, he held several positions, which included glazier, carpenter, cabinet maker and expediter in the shipping department. While serving as Secretary of the Carpenters Union at Huck’s, Butch Steinkamp | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisButch attended a Carpenter’s convention in Chicago, where John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon spoke.

Butch enjoyed fishing, gardening, NASCAR and stock car racing, and Quincy University Hawks basketball. He also enjoyed vacationing in the Ozarks.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Donna, include his son, David Steinkamp of Poplar Grove, IL; his sister, Marian Timmerwilke of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers and their wives, Donald (Marguerite) Steinkamp, Ralph (Hildegard) Steinkamp, and Kenneth (Joan) Steinkamp.

Services: 9:30 am prayers at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home on Friday, March 9, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christina Burial at 10:00 am at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: St. Francis Catholic School or St. Vincent’s Home or Blessing Hospice


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Donna, so sorry for your loss. I had many great years at Huck’s working with Paul. Such a nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Butch was a wonderful man. Caring for him at st. Vincent’s was a joy. His sense of humor will be missed tremendously. And that smile will forever be in my heart!! God bless his family.

  3. So sorry for your loss, Donna. Praying for you and your family that you will be strong during this time of your loss. An old neighbor, Sharon Kistner Geise.

  4. David and Donna, while we never had the opportunity to meet your father/husband in person, we feel we lived and knew him through our tremendous friendship with you. We can only imagine the character and spirit of a person by what they pass on to others. We know your father must have been an absolute hero of a man, an inspiration, and a gentle soul by how he raised you. The son will walk in the steps of the father so as to make his path a little easier by the footsteps that have been forged before him and the path that has been made. Good Bless. John/Jill Swanson

  5. He definitely has impacted my life.. I’m here for you all if you need anything let me know. He was a great guy. I was blessed to have him as a resident at st Vincent’s.

  6. Butch was a really nice guy. So easy going and always friendly…I was glad to of been able to talk with him this last week…Peace Donna

  7. Paul was always soft spoken and always a nice guy…I enjoyed being around him…Glad I got to see him in the last few days…Peace to you Donna

  8. One of the nicest people you could ever meet. I worked with Paul at Huck’s. He had a great sense of humor, and always did his job with a smile. God Bless his family and God Speed Paul.

  9. Donna, David & Family, We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

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