Arthur  Allan Steinke
Arthur Allan Steinke

February 23, 1933 - August 16, 2016
Resided in Littleton, CO
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Beloved husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his family and friends, teaching and sports.

Allan Steinke passed into eternal life on August 16, 2016 with his wife and three sons at his side.

Allan was born February 23, 1933 to Loretta and Art Steinke in Wichita, Kansas. After moves to California, Utah, Idaho and Missouri, the Steinkes settled in Denver, Colorado in 1947.

Allan attended St. Francis de Sales High School. Inspired by his uncle, Gene Steinke, he played football, basketball and baseball. He was an all-parochial league football and basketball player and played guard in the 1950 Colorado High School all-star basketball game. Some of his favorite memories were playing on the 1949 and 1950 parochial state championship basketball teams. His most memorable game was the 1950 basketball championship in which St. Francis won an exciting victory by erasing a 5-point deficit with two minutes to play against Regis. Allan was captain of the 1950 team.

After graduating high school in 1950, Allan went to Regis College on a basketball scholarship and studied history his freshman and sophomore years. He then went to the University of Denver and continued playing in the AAU league for Continental Airlines. He was also a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Prior to college graduation, Allan joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1954 to 1956 in the 6th Infantry, Battery B, 502 AAA. After an honorable discharge as a Specialist 4, Allan continued to serve his country in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1962.

Allan completed his Bachelors degree in history from D.U. in 1956. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and later earned a Masters degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1965. Allan began his teaching career in Littleton Public Schools as a physical education teacher and later principal at West Elementary in 1962. He was the principal of Eugene Field Elementary School from 1969-1980 and then a guidance counselor at Newton and Goddard junior high schools until 1988.

Allan met the love of his life, Margie Craig, early in 1958 and married her on December 27, 1958. Allan and Margie have three sons who graduated from Littleton High School and college. Allan and Margie are parishioners of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Englewood, CO.

Allan will be celebrated with a rosary at Horan & McConaty on August 31 at 7:00 P.M. and a funeral mass at St. Thomas More on September 1 at 1:00 P.M. He will be interred at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Allan is survived by: wife, Margie, of Highlands Ranch, CO; son Scott and his wife, Carol, granddaughter Amanda and grandson Craig from The Woodlands, TX; son Chris and his wife, Debbie, grandson Steven and granddaughter Taylor from Highlands Ranch, CO; son Lance and his wife, Michele, granddaughter Jane and grandson Joshua from Edina, MN; sister Jo and her husband Bill Paukovich of Denver, CO; sister Karen and her husband Rich Byrne from Holladay, UT.

Memorial donations may be made in Allan's name to St. Francis de Sales School and Church, 301 S. Grant St., Denver, CO 80209.

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Rosary
Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
7:00 PM
Service
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
8035 South Quebec Street
Centennial, CO US 80112
Thursday, September 1, 2016
1:00 PM

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St. Francis de Sales School and Church
301 S. Grant St.
Denver, CO 80209