Bernard M. “Bernie” Steiner, 95, of Geneseo, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Genesis Medical Center-East, in Davenport, Iowa, after a brief illness. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Bernie’s name to either St. Malachy School or Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

Bernard M. “Bernie” Steiner, 95, of Geneseo, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Genesis Medical Center-East, in Davenport, Iowa, after a brief illness. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Bernie’s name to either St. Malachy School or Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

Bernie was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Granville, the son of Antone and Mary (Lesar) Steiner. He graduated from United Township High School, in East Moline, and St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

In 1943, He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. Bernie served our country at the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. He served until 1946 and then was enlisted in the reserves and served our country again during the Korean War.

Bernie was united in marriage to Patricia Dralle on May 15, 1954, in East Moline. He had been an independent insurance broker in Geneseo as well as a real estate agent for 40 years, retiring in 2010. It was a career he truly loved and was very accomplished at. He was a 60-year member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, where he was an usher for 30 years, and was a trustee on the Church Council. He was a faithful Catholic and never missed mass, except once while serving in the military.

He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Moose Lodge. He was one of the original St. Malachy School board members when the school was founded. Bernie was a very avid golfer and a 50-year member of Short Hills Country Club, in East Moline. He attended every John Deere Classic Tournament since its beginning 48 years ago, and was fortunate enough to have golfed across the country at some of the finest golf courses.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughters, Melissa Steiner, of Denver, Colo.; and Polly (Kelly) Sherbeyn, of Geneseo; grandchildren: Kurt Jensen, Bernard Sherbeyn, and Paxton Sherbeyn; and sisters Beverly Hart Hemphill, of RioVerde, Ariz.; and Patricia (James) Weir, of Moline. Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Tony, Joseph and Victor; and sisters, Marie Bowling and Margaret Ossian.