Prayers at 7:00 PM
Entered eternal life on August 25, 2020. Age 91. He was born to Earl and Theresa (nee Mertzweiler) Steinhart on November 18, 1928. Loving husband of the late Norma (nee Thoma), married November 12, 1955, enjoying 46 years together.
He was a devoted father to Lynn (Mark) Curran and Gary; and dearest PopPops to grandchildren Megan (Joe) Roszak, Matthew, and Mallory (fiancé Alex); and great-grandchildren Riley, Macie, Holden, and Callen Curran, and JJ, Nolan, and Connor Roszak. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth.
Bob, known as “Steiny” to friends, neighbors, and coworkers, was born in Milwaukee. After graduating Washington High School, he enlisted in the Army, serving as Staff Sergeant stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to Hales Corners in 1956 to live in the house he built. He began his 41-year career at Wisconsin Electric Power Company Overhead Construction Division as a lineman, quickly being promoted to line crew foreman and retiring as construction training manual author.
Bob was a devout Catholic and a long-time member of St. Mary’s in Hales Corners, where he held a number of positions in the parish, including Pack Master of the Boy Scout troop.
Upon his retirement, Bob enjoyed camping as a family with the LogBurners, traveling extensively with Norma, telling amazing stories, golfing, playing a wicked game of sheepshead, coin collecting, maintaining a beautiful home and yard, and always a good Manhattan. Bob was a talented woodworker, craftsman, and refinisher who was always available to share his skills with anyone in need, although his greatest love was spending time with family. Bob was truly a fine gentleman who led a remarkable life.
Visitation at the Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM. Prayer service and eulogy at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 West Forest Home Avenue, at 11:00 AM. Entombment at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated and can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.