Burdette Erwin Steck

Male 1913 - 2001


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  • Born  7 Jun 1913  Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Oct 2001  Rancho Mirage, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2118  Virts
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 

    Father  Bertram Erwin Steck,   b. 28 Nov 1887,   d. 17 Aug 1976, Casper, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eva Esther Werts,   b. 6 Feb 1891, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1988, Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Sep 1908  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1084  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Bernice Jones,   b. 17 Jun 1912, Byron, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 2001, Lovell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Oct 1933  Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Donald Erwin Steck,   b. 29 Sep 1936, Ault, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nora Lee Steck,   b. 15 Aug 1939, Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Esther Sue Steck,   b. 3 Jul 1943, Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 2011, Big Horn, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1120  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marian Avila,   b. 27 Jan 1922, Dixon, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  5 Aug 1971  Las Vegas, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1121  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Powell Tribune

      A memorial service is scheduled today (Thursday) in Palm Desert, Calif., for long-time Powell area resident, Burdette E. (Bud) Steck, 88, who died Friday, Oct. 19 in a Rancho Mirage, Calif., nursing home.

      Powell memorial services for Mr. Steck are pending. Cremation has taken place.

      He was born June 7, 1913, in Powell, son of Bert and Eva Steck. He grew up in the community and graduated from Powell High School in 1932.

      He married Berniece Jones of Byron, and to this union, three children were born: Donald, Nora Lee and Sue.

      Mr. Steck was associated in an implement dealership in Powell with George Harrod before serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II.

      He then operated a general store business in Ralston for many years, serving Heart Mountain homesteaders with food, clothing, lumber and other supplies. He also had a propane gas distribution center. He was a member of the Powell school board for two terms.

      Later he joined his brother Dick in the operation of a supermarket in Cody.

      Mr. Steck moved from Wyoming to Palm Desert, Calif., in 1963. There he married Marian Adkins. He gave of himself to the community through the Palm Desert Country Club, the Lions Club and the Bermuda Dunes Volunteer Fire Deparment, of which he served as chief from 1963 to 1970. In 1970, he and Marian bought the A&W Drive-in in Palm Desert and operated it until 1977.

      In the summers, the Stecks were fond of vacationing a month each year in Kaslo, Canada.

      Survivors include his wife Marian of Palm Desert; son Don Steck in Australia; daughters Nora Lee Gotfredson in Pocatello, Idaho, and Sue Abraham in Byron; stepdaughter Sandy Adkins; brother Dick Steck in Cody; three sisters, Ellanora Jacobson in the Powell Nursing Home and Colette Gimmeson and Donna Irestone, both of Powell; 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1044] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008;) (Reliability: 3).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.