Paul Robert Steimle Jr.
May 26, 1930 – April 9, 2019
Paul Robert Steimle Jr., age 88, of Holland died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia (Harris) Steimle, son Russell (Tina) Steimle of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, daughters Judy (Kevin) Becker of Holland and Autumn (Terry) Bosch of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sister Phyllis Orcutt of Grand Rapids, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. After growing up in Grand Rapids, Paul enrolled at Ferris State University to study pharmacy. After graduation, he served his country in the Korean War. Following his service he returned to Holland and spent most of his career working as a pharmacist. During his retirement he enjoyed volunteering his time distributing bibles as a member of the Gideon’s organization. He was a life-long member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Holland. He was an avid train collector and photographer, and he enjoyed gardening and playing China Wall in his spare time. A memorial service for Paul will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at Immanuel Baptist Church, 325 104th Ave. in Holland with Pastor Bob Terpstra and Pastor Alyn Goossen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holland Rescue Mission.
- He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia (Harris) Steimle, son Russell (Tina) Steimle of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, daughters Judy (Kevin) Becker of Holland and Autumn (Terry) Bosch of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sister Phyllis Orcutt of Grand Rapids, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Paul Robert Steimle Jr.
April 16, 2019
Wish we could be there to personally give our condolences to the family. I always new him as Mr. Steimle who always was positive and I saw how he loved his family and extended family of exchange students. He was a servant by example and he inpacted many lives. He will surely be missed but we celebrate his time on Earth and rejoice of his new home with the Father in heaven. Denny and Nancy Meyer
April 14, 2019
Paul was so kind and had such high morals and good judgement and was a devout Christian. His kindness was like no other and he genuinely cared about people. My daughters, his great grand kids, will miss playing in his sprinkler in his back yard as in his older years he wanted nothing more than to watch the kids be happy playing in his back yard. He wanted to know about me as I married into the family and he even printed my birthday cards with things he remembered about me and when he said I was his grand daughter when I married into the family he really meant it and treated me like his own blood and took the time to get to know me. I can't express how sad we are and what a great loss this is. I told his great grand children something I was once told when I asked why God only takes the "best" people. I said that "God only takes the best people because they were so good here on earth that God needs more angels in heaven". He will be greatly missed.
Valerie Gheen (Buckley)
April 13, 2019
I can't remember a time when we didn't know the Steimle family. Our parents have been friends for over 60 years. Paul made us look good in many a family photo, and seeing those old pictures always brings a smile remembering him. He took my wedding pictures, and they were wonderful. Even though it wasn't his occupation, photography was a gift he had and shared.
Paul had such a kind and comforting demeanor, I can imagine what he was like as a pharmacist. No wonder they couldn't let him retire! I remember seeing him at work, but as a kid you don't have an appreciation for great customer service or having a way with people. I look back and can see it now.
Lots of happy memories involved the Steimles. I was lucky to be home in Michigan for their 50th anniversary celebration. So nice to celebrate their love for each other. They were also at Mom and Dad's, and, of course, we have the pictures to prove it.
He loved his family and friends, and we loved him too.