Edward was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Sioux City, the son of Wes and Margaret (Petersen) Steeg. He had lived all of his life in Sioux City and North Sioux City.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving the Normandy Campaign, Northern France Campaign, Rhineland Campaign, Central European Campaign and the Ardennes Campaign, earing five Bronze Stars. He was also awarded a Silver Star, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal and a Certificate of Merit.
He married Marcella A. Olmstead on May 18, 1943, in Sioux City. She preceded him in death on Feb. 8, 1998, in Sioux City.
He began working for Rocklin Manufacturing and was there more than 20 years. He then worked for Concrete Pipe Co., retiring in 1982 as a superintendent for the company.
He was a member of the North Sioux City Senior Center and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7690. He enjoyed spending time with loved ones, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include three daughters, Valerie and her husband, Rich Harshfield of Langley, Okla., Velta Hickey and her fiance, Dean Larson of Sioux City, and Jacqueline and her husband, Jack Phillips of Tabor, S.D.; two sons, Edward Jr. and his wife, Barb Steeg of Le Mars, and Gary and his wife, Barb Steeg, of Elk Point, S.D.; a dear, loving companion, Delores Townsend of Sioux City; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lloyd Steeg of Webster, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcella; three brothers, Milt, Rex and Lowell Steeg and a sister, Lillian Christian.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Christy-Smith Berkemier Chapel in Riverside (Sioux City).