Dean Allen Steck
Dean Allen Steck went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon March 26, 2016. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in his daughter’s home in College Station, Texas after reaching the age of 84.
Dean was born August 12, 1931 in Sealy, Texas to parents Marcus and Norma (Schroeder) Steck. He was the fifth child of six boys.
He attended grade school in Sugarland and Piney. He graduated from Bellville High School in 1950. While in high school, he participated in various sports, including football, basketball, baseball and track, frequently wearing his famous #19 jersey. He was a member of the FFA, Junior Class Play, The Corral Staff and The Annual Staff.
He was also a member of the National Guard, The Woodman of the World, and The Coshatte Hall Society. He was a board member of the Bellville Little League Association and was Umpire in Chief.
On June 4, 1952, Dean married Jeanette (Dolly) Teichmann. They were the proud parents of six wonderful children – three sons and three daughters. They lived in the Burleigh community, raising cattle, hogs and chickens. He also worked at Teichmann’s Meat Market for his father-in-law.
Dean worked at various other jobs in his life: E.H. Winn Road Construction, Shier Feed and Supply, Johnson’s Vacuum Truck and The Santa Fe Railroad Company where he retired in 1993.
His hobbies included coaching two Men’s Softball teams in Bellville in the early 1980’s; they were called The Bullets and The Diamond G. He loved going to dances every Saturday night with Mom and the entire family. He loved watching the Houston Oilers, the Houston Texans, the Astros, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Rockets. Among all other things, he loved to watch his Fighting Texas Aggies, whether it was football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, soccer, softball or tennis. But most of all, he loved The Fighting Texas Aggie Band.
One of Dad’s favorite holidays was Christmas, and he loved dressing up as Santa and would sit in his sleigh handing out candy canes to all the children in Bellville and the surrounding area. He even took time to take pictures with all of them.
He is survived by his children: Dennis and Alice Steck of Bellvile, Dottie and Gary Guthmann of Bellville, Darlene and Stuart Lewis of College Station, Danny and Lisa Steck of Brenham, Dale and Laura Steck of Bellville and Donna and Michael Reynolds of Katy.Grandchildren: Kacie and Reid Abbott, Cheryl and Jess Junek, Chad Guthmann, Philip Lewis, Patrick Lewis, Matthew Steck, Morgan Steck, Justin Reynolds, Mallory Reynolds, future baby Reynolds and Cody Payovich.Great-grandchildren: Macayla Abbott, Wyatt Abbott, Brycen Ty Reynolds, Brantley Layne Martin and Kash Michael Reynolds.Sister-in-laws: Ruth Steck and Margaret Teichmann, and many nieces and nephews.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents Marcus and Norma Steck; wife Jeanette (Dolly) Steck; brothers and sister-in-laws Eugene Steck, Earl Steck and wife Lucille, Hover Steck and wife Helen, Billy Steck, Marcus Steck, Jr. and wife Jenna; brother-in-law Wilfred (Bubba) Teichmann; grandchildren Krystal Steck, Keith Steck, and Canada Payovich.
Visitation was April 1, 2016 at Knesek Bros. Funeral Home in Bellville, Texas from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The funeral service was Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Knesek Bros. Funeral Home in Bellville, Texas with Bro. Rudy Junek officiating.
Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hopsice Brazos Valley, the Leukemia Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Pallbearers: Reid Abbott, Jess Junek, Chad Guthmann, Philip Lewis, Patrick Lewis, Matthew Steck, Mark Steck, and Duane Steck.
Honorary pallbearers: Mike Steck, Philip Steck, Jody Steck, Justin Reynolds, Mel Repogle, and Cody Payovich.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Funeral Chapel Bellville, Texas www.knesekfuneralhome.com.