Richard Leroy Steinblock, age 74 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin. Richard was born in Lake City, Iowa, to Almond and Helen (Barr) Steinblock on August 3, 1945. He went to grade school in Lake City, Iowa, then moved to Austin, Minnesota, where he attended Austin High School. On May 7, 1988, Richard married Deb Peleaux at The Salvation Army. He spent all of his adult life in Austin and worked at Steve’s Pizza as a cleaner. Richard’s hobbies over the years consisted of hanging out with his daughter, playing dice, playing on the computer, listening to old country music, riding up and down the streets in his wheelchair, and car rides. He also loved watching wrestling and live P.D. on TV, going out to the county fair and watching the demo derby, and most of all spending time with his family. Richard was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Deb Steinblock of Austin, MN; daughter, Kimberly (Trent Laqua) Steinblock of Austin, MN; siblings, Ron (Anita) Steinblock of Cameron, WI, Carole (Kevin) Ziebell of Lewiston, MN, Duane (Alma) Steinblock of the Philippines; sister-in-law, Judy Steinblock of St. Cloud, MN; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Almond and Helen Steinblock; siblings, Mary (Roger) Davis, Edward Steinblock; and niece, Debbie Davis.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
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