Gilbert Calvin Steindorff, Jr.

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gilbert Calvin Steindorff, Jr. “Calvin”, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the age of 86.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Calvin Steindorff and Florrie Kern Steindorff.  He served his country in the U.S. Army in WWII in the European Theatre of Operations.  After returning home from the war, he was appointed as Tax Assessor of Butler County at the age of 21 and served at this post for the next 28 years.  In 1975 he was appointed Probate Judge of Butler County and served for 20 years until his retirement in 1995.  He was a public servant for 48 years and member of many civic organizations and named Greenville Man of the Year.  He was a lifelong member and Elder of The First Christian Church where he also served as Secretary.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years; Maxine Darby Steindorff and his son, Gilbert (Gil) C. Steindorff III (Debbie) and grandson, Gilbert (Bert) C. Steindorff IV (Amy).  He has two great-granddaughters, Margaret Darby and Elizabeth Ann Steindorff of Birmingham.  He spent his life serving the people of Butler County with devotion, commitment and selflessness.

A visitation will be held for family and friends at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with graveside services to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville, AL with Pastor Tommy Bowman and Rev. Jerry Wilkerson officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.

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The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 904 Fort Dale Road, Greenville, AL 36037 or to one’s favorite charity.

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