Funeral Mass for Michael Steckler, 95, of Glen Ullin will be 10:00 a.m. CT., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glen Ullin with Father Gary Benz celebrating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation for Mike will be from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT, Tuesday, October 12 at the church with a prayer service being held at 6:30 p.m. CT.
For those who are unable to attend, Mike’s Funeral Mass will be livestreamed. To view the livestream, scroll to the bottom of this obituary.
Mike passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.
Michael Steckler was born July 11, 1926 in Elgin, ND to Alexander and Lena (Erhmantraut) Steckler. He grew up on the family farm North of Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. On October 26, 1948, he married Betty Hegel at St. Joseph’s Church south of Glen Ullin. Mike continued to farm with his brother until purchasing the family farm south of Glen Ullin. He farmed alongside Betty while they raised their eight children; DelRay, David, Denise, Donna, Dennis, Danny, Diane and Daryl. In 1994, the couple retired and moved to Glen Ullin where he’s made his home ever since. Mike drove bus for the Glen Ullin School District for over 20 years. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Men Society, the Glen Ullin School District Board and a caretaker of St. Joseph’s Church. He enjoyed gardening in his retired years, playing games and watching football. He was very strong in his Catholic faith. Family was very important to him and he cherished his time with grandchildren.
Mike is survived by his three sons, David (Noreen) of New Salem, Dennis (DeAnn) of Menoken, and Daryl (Twyla) of Glen Ullin; three daughters, Denise (Richard) Sander of Bismarck, Donna (Chris) Seifert of Bismarck, and Diane (Wayne) Hoger of New Salem; one son-in-law, Dean Scoular of Valley City; grandchildren, Derrick Scoular, Dawn Scoular, Danielle (Derek) Scoular-Belgarde, Tyler Sander, Paul (Trista) Seifert, Laura (Dustin) Hase, Nicholas (Ashley fiance) Seifert, Allison (Dusty) Carlson, Aaron (Kristyn) Steckler, Jenny Steckler, Kelly (Eric) Ferguson, Kendra (Ethan) Karch, Lorna (Brandon fiance) Steckler, Mikel Steckler; step-grandchildren, John (Nici) Gabriel, Sarah (Eric) Volk; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and one brother, Pete; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Lena; wife, Betty; one son, Danny; one daughter DelRay Scoular; one daughter-in-law, Nickie Steckler; brothers, John, Jake, Joe, Alex, Henry, Anton, Frank; and sisters, Margaret Harvell, Maggie Hegel.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.