Joseph “Joe” William Steflik, age 42, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. He was born February 20, 1975, in Columbia, MO to Gary and Cynthia Foreman Steflik. He was a 1993 graduate of Fort Madison High School. He married Marka Earline Hughes on December 12, 2005, in Jonesboro, AR. He worked as a fast food manager and also as an over the road truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and especially enjoyed playing with their four dogs, Maggie, Piper, Mortimer and Jodi. Joe enjoyed playing fantasy football and playing Destiny with his high school buddies. He was a prolific reader, music lover, and an avid Chicago Bears fan.
He is survived by: the love of his life-his wife, Marka Steflik of Jonesboro, AR; his parents: Gary and Cynthia Steflik of Fort Madison, IA; 1-sister: Elizabeth “Libby” (Mike) Burdette of Fort Madison, IA and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Jack and Leona (Saben) Foreman and Frank and Beth (Frary) Steflik.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison, IA. A celebration of Joe’s life gathering will follow from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Madison Eagles Club, 4821 Avenue O, Fort Madison, IA. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Fort Madison Bloodhound Booster Club. Online condolences to Joe’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.