Bernard T. Steele

Bernard Thomas Steele of Eaton Rapids, passed away November 7, 2021, at the age of 75. Bernard was born in Eaton Rapids, May 26, 1946, the son of Basel and Marvelmae (Parsons). He worked for Union Steel, and most recently, for Atmosphere Annealing as a production driver. Bernard was a member of the coffee club at McDonald’s. He enjoyed listening to country music and Elvis Presley, drag racing, bowling, hunting, fishing, playing euchre and solitaire. He was a true family man loving to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gale Steele; children, Nonda (Isaac) Eagle of Eaton Rapids, Bernard (Bethany) Steele II of Charlotte, Steven (Jamie) Steele of Leslie; grandchildren, Zachary and Ian Eagle, Benjamin and Rachel Steele, Emilee Steele, Kristian and Nikkolas Wilson; brother, Daryl (Loretta) Steele of Eaton Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Alexander Steele; sister, Agatha (William) Turner.
Funeral services will be 11 am Friday November 12, 2021, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids, with interment following in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 6-8 pm and Friday, one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity. To leave online condolences for the family please visit our website,