Robert's Story

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Robert Eugene Steimling, 85, of Mifflinburg, went home to be with his Lord, at 12:20 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, where he had been a patient for four weeks with additional support of Evangelical Hospice.

Robert was born July 4, 1931, in Kissimmee, at his homestead on the hill. He was the son of the late Hoover and Nora (Gemberling) Steimling. On Sept. 18, 1954, in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg, he married the former Kathryn Predix, who preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 2016. They were married for 62 years and she was deeply missed by him.

Robert attended Middleburg area schools.

He enlisted in the Army in July 1951 and served during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in December 1953. Robert was a member of the Mifflinburg VFW since his honorable military discharge.

He was employed at Philco, Watsontown, Princess Homes and Zimmer Homes, Selinsgrove, and James Julian Construction. At the age of 65, he went to work at McDonald's, Mifflinburg, where he was an employee for 15 years. He believed in a good work ethic and always believed that he needed to stay employed.

Robert was interested in his family and enjoyed watching first his son, then grandsons, then nephews compete in a variety of sports. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR.

He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mifflinburg.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Marian "Mamie" Sorg-Steimling, of Mifflinburg; two grandsons, Joshua M. Steimling and his wife Shannon (Maag) Steimling, of Carlisle and Justin A. Steimling and his fiancé Kelly McCloud, of State College; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Vernon Gessner, of Mifflinburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Kathryn, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Shrawder; three brothers, Max, Dale and Jack Steimling; and one brother-in-law, Francis Predix.

As per Robert's wishes, there will be no public viewing or funeral. A graveside service with military honors will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St, Mifflinburg PA 17844 or to Rolling Hills Manor, 17350 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, PA 17845.

Funeral arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.

Leave your condolences online at rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 10, 2017
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