Steele, Daniel Neil

Daniel Neil Steele, 70, of Galesburg, died at 11:50 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Dan was born July 16, 1949 in Galesburg, the son of Chester Glenn and Lela Myrtle (Taggart) Steele. Dan is survived by his longtime companion, Cheryl Galloway of Galesburg and her daughter, Daleanne (Clayton) Locke of Knoxville. Dan is also survived by two daughters, Robyn Smith of Missouri and Rachel Steele of Florida; a special niece, Brandi Puckett of Bradenton, FL; and one brother, Jay Steele of Yreka, CA. He is also survived by several grandchildren. Along with his parents, Dan was preceded in death by one sister, Dee Stone.
Dan served in the United States Army stationed in Germany from July 28, 1969 to July 20, 1971. He worked at Gates Rubber Co. for 19 years. Dan grew up in Wataga where he enjoyed playing baseball, a passion he carried into adulthood. He coached baseball in Wataga for several years. Dan was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan, as well as being a Chicago Bears fan.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Watson Thomas Funeral Home, 1849 N. Seminary St., Galesburg. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at