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Robert " Bob" Steele
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Robert L. “Bob” Steele, 70, of Hiawatha, passed away March 12, 2019 at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca, Kansas. He previously had been a resident of the Crestview Manor in Seneca.

He was born on August 13, 1948 at the Horton Hospital, the only child born to Theodore and Dorothy (Felts) Steele. He lived all of his life in Hiawatha, Kansas where he joined the Boy Scouts and in later years, obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Bob graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1966.  He served in the US Army as a mechanic from January 1968 until being discharged in August 1969, at the rank of E-5 during the Vietnam War.  Bob worked at the Chevrolet garage as a mechanic for many years until he retired.  He had a passion for cars, motorcycles, remote control planes, and model trains. He loved working on engines of any size.  When he was younger he raced cars and motorcycles. He has several trophies from his experiences.  Bob’s biggest passion was Harley-Davidson Motorcycles the faster the better.

He married Dorothy Dale (Rosenberger) Lambert on February 24, 2014, she survives at home.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Dorothy.

A visitation to Celebrate Bob’s life is planned for 1 until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Flag presentation a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.


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