Elmer Leroy Steinle, 97, Russell, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Main Street Manor in Russell.


He was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Russell to David Samuel and Amelia Molly (Ehrlich) Steinle. He attended Russell High School.


He married Dorothy Ruth Bussin in October 1942. He later married Sophie Mathilda Scheck in April 1946. She preceded him in death. He was a carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran in 1943.


Survivors include a son, Roy Steinle, Russell; a brother, Gorden Dave Steinle, Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren;and two great-grandchildren.


A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John Lutheran Cemetery , Russell with military rites by the Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240 Honor Guard.


No visitation is being held.


Condolences can be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell who is in charge of these arrangements.