Remembering SAR member Charles Donald Steck

  Charles Donald Steck, age 90 of Oswego, Illinois, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018. He was born March 20, 1928 in a Ford Model T, on the Springbrook Farm in Naperville, Illinois. A story he cherished and loved to share. He was the first-born son of Doyle and Esther (Hollingsworth) Steck. He grew up on a farm in Naperville, where he went to school and became a key player for the Redskins at Naperville High School, which earned him a scholarship to attend and play football at University of California in Ventura for the Pirates. While in Ventura he joined the Ventura Fire Department as a Firefighter. He later served four years in the Army National Guard. Charles later met his loving wife, Patricia (Plum) Steck and married on September 23, 1950, at the Community Baptist Church in Warrenville, Illinois. They settled in Warrenville for over 20 years before moving to Oswego, Illinois, where they lived over 40 years. Charles retired as a bricklayer. He loved spending time traveling with his family, including trips to Arizona, Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii and several family reunions in Florida, where his grandson and family reside. One of his favorite trips was the [...]

Remembering William Harry Lees

William Harry Lees of Boone, Iowa has passed away. Bill Lees served as¬†Iowa SAR President in 1981.¬† He was active in leadership positions and¬†membership recruitment and¬†was presented¬†with the Minuteman Medal from the National Society,¬† S.A. R.¬† That award is the highest award presented to a Compatrtiot for active and distinguished service rendered to the National¬†Society.¬† Annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting,¬†the Minuteman¬† Committee selects and announces¬†no more than six recipients in the nation¬†for the current year.¬† The President General presents the award during the Minuteman Ceremony¬†at the National Congress.¬† It is not presented in¬†abstentia.¬† A¬†Compatriot can receive the¬†Minuteman Award only once in his lifetime. William Harry Lees¬† Feb 9, 1921 –¬† June 19, 2018 He will be dearly [...]
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