Bobby Joe Steele, 84, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Angola, Indiana on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
He was born on July 28, 1938, in Henagar, Alabama to Ottis B. and Grady Sue (Henshaw) Steele. Bobby graduated high school in 1956 in Huntland, Tennessee.
He was proud to serve his country in the United States Air Force. Bobby was a member of the Angola American Legion Post 31 and the VFW George Anspaugh Post 7205 in Angola, Indiana.
He was a locomotive engineer for the CSX and the B & O Railroad for 33 years before retiring.
Bobby married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Wilson, on July 19, 1987.
Surviving are his children, Pamela Dawn Oldano of Florida, Robert Joseph Steele of Indiana and Stefanie (Mike) Rathburn of Angola, Indiana. Also surviving are his brother, James L. Steele of Lawrenceville, Georgia; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Jean Steele on Oct. 28, 2021, daughter, Deborah Kay Hansen, one grandson, and his siblings.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana with Chaplin Charlene Rorick officiating.
Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Military Honors, by the Angola American Legion Post 31 Honor Guard and the United States Air Force Honor Guard, and burial will immediately follow the services at Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County.
Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
PO Box 204, Angola, Indiana 46703,