Gerhardt J. Steinke, age 84, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Meriter Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1933, in Albert Lea, Minn., son of the late Gustav and Emma (Olson) Steinke. After graduating from Newfolden Lakes High School in Newfolden, Minn., Gerhardt attended Moorehead State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in mathmatics. He was employed with Milwaukee Area Technical College for over 20 years until retiring. Gerhardt was a member of numerous organizations including the American Youth Hostel Assn., League of American Bicyclists; Sierra Club; and the Internatioinal Marching League. He had a variety of interests including bicycling, hiking, and traveling throughout Europe.
Survivors include his son, Karl (Neera) Steinke; grandchildren, Kai, Tristan and Emma Steinke; special friend, Lotte Waldmann; and ex-wife, Ruth Lambach.
Family services will be arranged for a later date in Europe.