Robert G. Steinkamp

January 25, 1947 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 74)

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Robert G. Steinkamp, age 74, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois.  He was born on January 25, 1947, in Breese, Illinois, the son of Edna Steinkamp.  He married the love of his life, Carolyn Mae Reinkensmeyer, on January 29, 1966, the coldest day of the year to his bride to be with the warmest heart, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Illinois, and she survives him in Centralia, Illinois.

In addition to his loving wife of 55 years, Robert is survived by his daughter, Julia Steinkamp of Centralia, Illinois; son, Daniel Steinkamp and wife Joni of Centralia, Illinois: grandchildren, Matthew Steinkamp, Josi Steinkamp and boyfriend, Mikey Hill, Shayne Brammeier and husband Adam, and Laci Seeger and husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Braxton Steinkamp and Macey Page; stepdad, Theodore Moses of Williamsburg, Kentucky, sisters. Betty Woods and husband Ford of Williamsburg, Kentucky, and Ruthie Hamlin of Williamsburg, Kentucky; brother, Tim Moses and wife Melinda of Williamsburg, Kentucky; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Edna (Steinkamp) Moses, son, Douglas Steinkamp, and brother-in-law, Bruce “Doc” Hudson.

Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Illinois, since his childhood.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War.  He was stationed in Thailand for one year and served with the Air Commando Squadron.  He was discharged as a Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force.  He was a former board member of the Illinois Trapper’s Association.  Robert loved country life and could be found out on his front porch taking in the fresh air, beautiful landscape, and wildlife around him.  He was an outdoors man through and through, as he enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing.  He also enjoyed looking after his mini farm, where he tended to his garden and looked after his horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, and other livestock.  Robert was always ready to share a good joke, and most of the time they were clean.  He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially all the hours teaching his grandson various outdoorsman, country living skills, and chores.

Robert was an over the road truckdriver for nine years, operating the Steinkamp Trucking Company, with his son Daniel, until his retirement in 2005, as a result of failing health.  Earlier in life, he was a journeyman carpenter and millwright.  He was also a certified welder.  He graduated with Carlyle High School’s “Class of 1965”.  He lived in Centralia, Illinois for most of his life.

A Private Family Service for Mr. Robert G. Steinkamp will be held at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois.  Military Honors accorded by the Veterans of Centralia American Legion Post 446 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2055 at the funeral home.  It is Robert’s wishes to cremated, and inurnment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hoffman, Illinois, at a later date.  Friends may visit with Robert’s family from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M., on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois. The family asks those who are attending to please be mindful of social distancing, wear a mask, and take any health precautions necessary to ensure a healthy environment.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s honor to Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School and may be received by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences, or share memories with Mr. Steinkamp’s family at

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November 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home
134 South Elm Street
Centralia, IL 62801

Inurnment at a later date.

Trinity Lutheran Church
8700 Huey Road
Hoffman, IL 62250

Military Honors accorded by Centralia American Legion Post 446 and Centralia V.F.W. Post 2055

Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home
134 South Elm Street
Centralia, IL 62801

Private Family Services

Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home
134 South Elm Street
Centralia, IL 62801


Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School
9545 Shattuc Road, Centralia IL 62801

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