Kirby Steinke

Kirby Steinke, 63, Tuttle, died June 6, 2022, at the family farm east of Tuttle.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13 at First Lutheran Church, 800 N 7th St, Bismarck, with the Rev. Allen Wagner officiating.

Kirby was born March 15, 1959, in Moorhead, Minnesota, to Manfred and Martha (Boschee) Leno. After Martha’s passing in 1963, Kirby was adopted by his great-uncle and aunt, William and Eudora (Mathis) Steinke.

He grew up in the Tuttle area and attended school there. He married Barbara Morlock on April 21, 1984, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck. He made farming his occupation and took over the family farm after Bill died in 1986. 

Kirby enjoyed old tractors, his dogs, and his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara; three children, Joni (Jordan) Perks, Casey (Tricia) Steinke, and Jessica (Josh) Diekman; sisters, Renata (Dale) Hansen, Lanvia Ward, and Joan (Darrell) Himmelspach; brothers, Neal (Susan) Leno, and Rodney Kuss; his two granddaughters, Penelope and Olivia; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Ray Wetzel; sister-in-law, Mary Kuss; and father-in-law, Armin Morlock.


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