November 21, 1954 - March 21, 2006
Service Date: March 27, 2006
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday March 27, 2006 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Father Bill Zandri officiating. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard.
John Edwin Steichen, 51,
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John spent his best and happiest times hunting, fishing and gambling with his two sons and three brothers. He was a wonderful father, role model and most importantly best friend to his boys. He will be missed beyond words.
He is survived by his sons, Capt. Benjamin Steichen, stationed in Taegu, Korea; Jamie Steichen (his protégé), Oklahoma City, OK; wife of two years, Tatyana; mother, Lorraine Reynolds, Carson City, NV; sister, Rita and husband Walt, of Carson City, NV; brothers, Joseph and wife Sherry, of Topeka, KS; Michael of Rapid City, SD; David and wife Rio of Rapid City, SD; beloved dog Odie; step-son Anton of Cheyenne. He is also preceded in death by his father in 1990.