Loren A. Steines, 87, of Alpha, Illinois died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Private graveside services will be Saturday in the Alpha Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri-County Ambulance or Oxford Township Fire Department. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Loren was born January 10, 1927 in Preston, Iowa to William and Lorena Schmidt Steines. Loren married Mary Norple in 1949. He later married Darlene Kraft November 28, 1964 in Rock Island County.
He was employed as a diesel mechanic for many years. He worked at the I-80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa, the Woodhull Plaza and Saelens Beverage in Rock Island, retiring in 1989.
He enjoyed camping, gardening, carpentry, being with his family. Loren always kept himself busy.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene, four daughters, Sheri (Jim) Hanson of Little York; Janet (Joe) Stewart of Alpha; Judy Mundy of Galva; Sharon (Eddie) Hunt of Galesburg; four sons, Michael (Marsha) Steines of Chicago; Rick Steines of Lyles, TN; Dave Steines of Monmouth; Steven (Andrea) Steines of Alpha, IL; 21 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters, Junice Nelson of Atlanta, Georgia; Doris Ihrig of Maquoketa, Iowa; one brother, William "Butch" Steines of Dixon, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.
His parents, five brothers, two sisters and one great granddaughter preceded him in death.
Friday, May 9th, 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois