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.
Butch 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 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.