WBØGNV - December 17, 2009

WBØGNV - Jimmie R. Steele Jimmie R. Steele
Dubuque, IA

James R. Steele, 72, of Dubuque, formerly of Malvern, Iowa, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab Center.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1937, in Malvern. He graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines in 1958. He received a Bachelor of Science from Black Hills Teachers College in 1960 and a Master of Special Education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo, in 1964.

His teaching career began in Le Grand, Iowa, for six years followed by teaching in Maquoketa, Iowa, for three years. Jimmie joined the Dubuque Community School District in 1967 and retired in 1989.

He was an avid Hawkeyes sports fan, amateur radio enthusiast and enjoyed spending summers at the family cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In later years, he enjoyed winters in Mesa, Ariz.