Forrest J. “Dike” Steck

August 29, 1955 ‒ May 11, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Forrest J. “Dike” Steck, age 54 of Delaware, died Tuesday morning, May 11, 2010 at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family, following a year long courageous battle against cancer.

He was born in Delaware on August 29, 1955 to the late Carl H. Steck and Mary (Puttick) Steck of Delaware. A lifelong area resident, he worked over 24 years as a surveyor for Ohio Department of Transportation locally with District Six. He loved his work and his co-workers

A lifelong member of Delaware Eagles, he was an avid golfer. He collected sports memorabilia and played softball in his younger years.

An instigator of fun, he was known to be full of it, as he loved to stir the pot. Caring in nature, he knew no strangers, once a friend; he was a friend for life.

He was always game for anything, a movie, sports, gambling, or golf. Dike treasured spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered for his warm heart, his laugh, and love of life.

Survived by his loving wife of 32 years: Deena (Dean), mother Mary Steck, brothers and sisters: C. Edward (Karen) Steck, Scott (Debbie) Steck, Sue Steck, Sandy VanGundy, Tim (Rochelle) Steck, brother-in-laws: Harry Swope, Bill Mills, mother-in-law: Allison Dean all of Delaware, brother-in-laws, Steve (Sharon) Dean of Reynoldsburg, Alan (Monica) Dean of Virginia Beach, VA, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of wonderful friends.

Preceded by his father: Carl H. Steck on November 14, 2006; Sisters: Judy Swope on March 30, 2009 and Linda Mills on June 26, 2009, grandparents: Forrest W. and Emma (Kline) Steck and James and Mary (Wilson) Puttick Sr.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where a service celebrating his life will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark Puttick officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial contributions can be made to: HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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