Gayhart Steineke, 68 formally of Ripon died unexpectedly in his home in Appleton, WI on June 4, 2018.

Gayhart was born February 12, 1950, the son of the late Donald and Frances Steineke. Gayhart graduated from Ripon High School in 1968 and joined the U.S. Air Force. After coming home he graduated from Moraine Park Technical College with an electromechanical degree, then moved to Appleton where he worked at Pierce Manufacturing as an electrician until his retirement. Gayhart was full of life and had a passion for riding his Harley Davidson.

Gayhart is survived by two sisters Dawn Brown and Diane Rasmussen, both of Ripon, and an uncle Harry (Shirley) Stratton of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald Steineke and Frances and an uncle Donald Stratton of Tennessee. He was cremated and will be buried with his mother Frances.
Memoral donations may be made in Gayhart’s name to Valley Funeral Home and Crematory, 2211 N. Richmond St., Appleton, WI 54911.

Special thank you to Ken and Jill Winters and Jerry Loos, great friends to Gayhart.

Gayhart, may you be free to ride with the wind.