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Alan Steele

WINTER, Wis. — Alan R. Steele, 67, of Winter, Wis., formerly of Mendota, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Eau Claire, Wis.

Born Nov. 26, 1946, in Mendota to Nolan and Josephine (Shotkus) Steele, he married Mary Lou Thomas June 19, 1971, in St. John's Lutheran Church on the Hill in Princeton. She survives.

He was a 1964 graduate of Mendota High School and a 1973 graduate of Western Illinois University. He was a site superintendent at White Pines Skate Park, retiring in November 2002.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany. He was a member of American Legion Post 394 in Draper, Wis.

Also surviving are two daughters, Heidi (Jeff) Bushnell of Rockford and Jennifer (Mark) Bushnell of Sycamore; one son, Jeff Steele of Island Lake; four grandchildren, Madison and Tyler Bushnell, and Austin and Ethan Steele; and one sister, Mary Jo (Verne) Moore of Sandwich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota, with Deacon Vince Slomian officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota, with full military rites conducted by Mendota VFW Post 4079.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to American Legion Post 394, 6994 N. Main St., Draper, WI 54896.

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