Rich Stecklein 1936-2012
Tue, Sep. 4, 2012 - [Loras]

The Duhawk community lost a true friend on September 1st. Rich Stecklein served as Equipment Manager and Weight Room Supervisor for the Department of Athletics from 1983 to 2002. Two years ago, the Department of Athletics dedicated the new equipment room in the Athletics and Wellness Center in Richie's name. 


He was an avid supporter of everything Loras College and Duhawk Athletics – along with Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians. He was a fan of the teams and our student-athletes, a friend to the staff, and a man who was loved dearly by his family and the entire Duhawks community throughout his 20 years of service. Since his retirement he continued to attend Duhawk games and events, and volunteered at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.


Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. A private family service will be held on September 6.


Rich's full obituary is available via the Telegraph Herald HERE.