Martin Dominic Steichen, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. He was 90.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, at Trout Funeral Home, 505 W. Grand Avenue, in Ponca City. A Rosary service will be held at Trout Funeral Home, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Carson Krittenbrink officiating.
Martin was born March 8, 1927, in Perry, the son of Aloysius and Rose Steichen. He married Mildred Patak on Oct. 7, 1950, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Perry. After their marriage, they moved to Dallas, Texas, where they lived for one year before moving to Ponca City, where he engaged in farming and raising a family. He was employed by Kay County on the road crew for a time before beginning a 17 year career with Sober Brothers Sand and Gravel. He opened Steichen Auto Repair and Salvage in 1972, where he worked until his death.
He is survived by sons, Charles and wife Rosemary, of Branson West, Mo., David and wife Ann, Billy and wife Brenda and Rick and wife Rhonda, all of Ponca City; daughters, Caroline White, Doris and husband Larry Love, Mary and husband Nick Meyers, all of Ponca City and Charlene and husband Steve Sullivan, of De Queen, Ark.; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan and Richard Welborn, of Ponca City and Barbara and Leon Spielbusch, of Gilbert, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; one brother, Don; one sister, Lorene Artman and one great-grandchild, Gabriel Sullivan.
Casket bearers will be grandsons, Marty Steichen, Clint White, Kevin Sullivan, Scott Sullivan, Nicholas Steichen, Scott Steichen, Ben Steichen, Tate Wichert and Derek Love.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, 415 South Seventh St., Ponca City, OK 74601.