Daniel Steik
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2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Monday, July 1, 2019
St. Francis Xavier Church
2500 Arbeiter Road
Joliet, Illinois, United States
Prayers at the funeral home chapel will be held at 9:00 a.m. before procession to the church.


12:30 pm
Monday, July 1, 2019
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

Memorials in his memory may be made to Suicide Prevention or Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation.

Obituary of Daniel Paul Steik

Daniel Paul “Danny” Steik

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Danny passed away suddenly at his late residence at the age of 25. He was born in Aurora, IL and was a longtime Plainfield resident. A graduate of Plainfield South High School, Class of 2011, Danny was employed at Federal Express as a package handler, where he was named employee of the month four separate times. He was a devoted “fur father” to his dog, Ace, and his cat, Sammy. His “fur father” status pales in comparison to the love he had for his nieces, nephews, Godchild, and family. Daniel was the bravest and most gentle soul we knew. He would never answer a question without deep contemplation and was a deeply caring and loving person to all who came to know him.

Daniel is survived by his loving parents, Philip and Eileen (nee Schade) Steik; 2 brothers, P.J. Steik and Sean (Kimberly) Steik; 4 sisters, Jaime (Michael Pascale) Brown, Bridget (Jeff) Biddinger, Erin Steik, all of Plainfield, and Kelly Steik of Chicago; maternal grandparents, George and Jaynee Schade; 5 nephews, Logan, Colin, Gavin, Jake, and Noah; 3 nieces, Charlotte, Savannah, and Kylie; loving Godparents, Maureen Marquart and Peter Steik; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

Preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Eileen Anderson and George (Ann) Schade; paternal grandparents, Peter and Margaret Steik; paternal aunt, Mary “Polly” Malone; and maternal uncle, Paul Schade.

Funeral Services for Danny Steik will be Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds, Joliet, IL 60431, to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Memorials in his memory may be made to Suicide Prevention or Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com

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