William M Steele

October 25, 1942November 11, 2013

William M. “Bill” Steele, 71, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013.

He was born on October 25, 1942 in Greencastle.

Bill was a 1960 graduate of Cloverdale High School. He had been the owner and operator of Steele Trucking, was formerly employed at Schwerman Trucking, and was currently employed at Fred Cox Trucking. His memberships included the American Legion Post #58; VFW Post #1550, where he served as president of the auxiliary, Temple Masonic Lodge #47 F. & A.M., Eagles Aerie #4388, Moose Lodge #1592 and Elks Lodge #1077.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glen; and his wife of 47 years, Lois Ann Steele.

Surviving are his mother, Ruth Kenny Steele; children, Jennifer (Bruce) McCallie of Greencastle, and Chris M. (Terri)Steele of Indianapolis; special friend, Mary Lewis of Greencastle; one sister, Glenda (Jeff) Major of Bloomington; four brothers, Glen Russell Steele of Indiana, Jon Steele of Cloverdale, Rex (Marcie) Steele of Kentucky, and Terry Steele of Cloverdale; five grandchildren, Cortney (Richard) Branam, Cory (Randi) McCallie, Chelsea Steele, Cameron Norton and Riley Norton; and five great- grandchildren, Austen Branam, Kyley Branam, Willow Branam, Kingston McCallie and Malaki Steele

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7 P.M. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Rempe officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 4 P.M. until time of services.

The family has requested Memorial’s in Bill’s name be directed to the New Providence Baptist Church Food Pantry, 6526 South County Road 550 East, Greencastle, Indiana 46135.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 16, 2013

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Cindy Goble Elmore

November 17, 2013

Ruthie, Rex, Terry, Glenda, and the rest of the family. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Shull

November 17, 2013

Chris and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. It is not always easy when we don't get to say goodbye. God always gives us the strength and comfort we need, all we have to do is lean on him.

Jeff and Rhonda Phillips

November 16, 2013

Jennifer and Chris, we are so sorry for your loss. Jeff and I will be in prayer that God gives the strength and comfort that you need. Your dad always had a smile on his face when I would see him. Bill will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Jason Wager

November 16, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember all the Thanksgiving & Christmas gatherings growing up with uncle Bill & aunt Lois and family. So many good memories.

November 16, 2013

Glenda, Jeff & Family: You have our thoughts and sympathy. John & Rea

Tami Lively

November 16, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

John Sinclair

November 15, 2013

I was saddened to learn of Bill's passing through Larry Dunkin, a teammate on the baketball and baseball teams when I was coaching at Cloverdale. Bill was an outstanding athlete who contributed much to both teams. I extend sincere sympathy to all the Steele family.

Susie Booe

November 15, 2013

Jennifer and Bruce we were so very sorry to hear about your dad. We will pray for comfort for you and your family. Love you.

Don & Retta Gray

November 15, 2013

So sorry to hear of Bill, we have known and been good friends with Bill, Lois and Mary for years. May God comfort and protect you all during this time of sadness!


November 14, 2013

With deepest sympathy my family sends it's condolence. He'll be missed,