Obit: Steckling, Arlin W. (1925 – 2006)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Steckling, Schulz, Baumann, Kaufmann, Evans, Aurit, Friesen, Wilde, Zocher, Weiss, Gay, Gall

---Source: Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Marathon Co., Wis.) June 10, 2006

---Steckling, Arlin W. (27 Sept. 1925 – 8 June 2006)

Arlin W. Steckling, 80, Little Chicago, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Merrill, to the late Walter and Erna (Schultz) Steckling. Arlin married Agnes Baumann on June 16, 19435, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Naugart, Wis. She survives.

Arlin had managed the Corn Belt Cheese Factory for several years. Then Arlin and Agnes owned and operated Steck’s Bar and Ballroom in the town of Berlin. Later Arlin operated Steckling Excavating, retiring in 1987.

Arlin was a member of the Town of Maine Lions Club and had received the “Birch-Sturm Fellowship” award in recognition of his unselfish dedication to the humanitarian projects of the Wisconsin Lions Foundations. He had served on the Berlin School Board when the Berlin Elementary School was built.

Arlin was an avid fisherman, deer hunter and enjoyed making sausage. He enjoyed woodworking and making things for his family.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Steckling, Little Chicago; one daughter, Chris (Stef) Kaufmann, Birnamwood; four sons, Chet (Donna) Steckling, Wausau, Jerel (Jane) Steckling, Gustine, Calif., Wade Steckling, Little Chicago, and Eric (Flo) Steckling, Merrill; seven grandchildren, Laura (Jeff) Evans, Wausau, Renee (Rob) Aurit, Helena, Mont., Sara (Todd) Chicago, and Matt Zocher and Ashley Zocher, both of Merrill; four great-grandchildren, Hailey, Jacob, Paul and Will; and two sisters, Ruth (Roland) Weiss, Merrill, and Della (Ernest) Gay, Florida.

Arlin was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister, Pearl; and one brother, Leslie Steckling.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, town of Hamburg, Sharon Gall will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Neugart in the town of Berlin. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Waid Funeral Home, Merrill, and will begin again at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the church.


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