Steven W. Steinhauer, 71
Blue Earth Steven Willard Steinhauer, age 71, of Blue Earth, formerly of Walters, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at his home. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at United Lutheran Church in Walters. Rev. Don Rose officiated. Interment was at the Walters Cemetery, with Military Honors accorded by the Kiester Legion Post #454.
Steven was born to Willard and Marvel Steinhauer on Jan. 12, 1945 in Albert Lea. He grew up in rural Bricelyn where he helped his father and grandfather on the family farm, and he attended Kiester High School. In 1962 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise. He was honorably discharged in 1965. His son Steven Jr. was also born in 1965. After his discharge from the Navy he lived in the Albert Lea/Mankato area and worked for Northstar Concrete. He then moved to Farmington, New Mexico, where he worked in the oil fields. His daughter Christina was born in 1967 and daughter Barbara Jo in 1971. He moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked in sheet metal HVAC; it was there that he met Linda Spielman. They were united in marriage in Englewood, Colorado on Aug. 25, 1979. Steve and Linda then made their home south of Bricelyn until moving to their Walters farm in 1983. Their son Cory was born in December of 1990. Steve took an early retirement from Thermo King in 1995 due to a previous work injury in 1967. They moved to Blue Earth in 2015 where they were still residing.
He is preceded in death by his parents Willard and Marvel Steinhauer; in-laws Dick and Jane Spielman; sister-in-law Kim Steinhauer; brother-in-law Gil Aaeng.
Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda; children, Steve Steinhauer, Jr., Christina Steinhauer, and Barbara Jo Steinhauer, all of Farmington, New Mexico, Cory (Tess) Steinhauer, of Kiester, Danny (Chezzy) Netland of Beltrami; grandchildren, Jeremy Johnson and Eric (Allie) Johnson, both of Farmington, New Mexico; Kylie Hanson, Bentley and Liam Steinhauer, all of Kiester; Shyla, Chloe, Julia and Brady Netland of Beltrami; great-grandson, Dylan Begay of Farmington, New Mexico; brother, David Steinhauer, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters, Patricia Aaeng of Denver, Colorado, Pamela (Steve) Rentz, of Garrison; in-laws, Rick (Cathy) Spielman, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Paul (Sue) Spielman, of Firestone, Colorado, Susan (Scott) Spielman-White of Basalt, Colorado; aunts, Marian Borglum of Mankato, Shirley Stenseth, of Albert Lea; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; as well as Steve’s furry friends Beasley and Maggie.
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells assisted the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.