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Walter R. Steinke

January 21, 1925 October 5, 2019
Walter R. Steinke
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.Walter R. Steinke, 94, died October 5, 2019 in Midland. Born in Bay County, he was the son of the late Gustav and Martha (Fenske) Steinke.

After graduating from Midland High School in 1943, he served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart. He returned to Midland and was employed at the Dow Chemical Company, first as a secretary in the chemical engineering department, then as a production and distribution coordinator until his retirement. He married Vernadine H. Brown on August 14, 1948. Vernadine predeceased him in 2005.

Walter is survived by three children: David (Connie) Steinke, Mt Gretna, PA; Deborah (Joseph) Jubinski, Monroe, MI; and Rev. Mark (Laurie) Steinke, Homosassa, Fl. He has seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He had one sister, the late Clara Richards of Midland.

Walter was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he held many offices including church board secretary, financial secretary, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and church elder. After retirement, he volunteered as a courtesy driver for the Area Agency on Aging.

Funeral Services for Walter will take place at 11:00 A.M. Friday October 11, 2019 from St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Daniel Kempin officiating. Burial will be in Midland City Cemetery. Walter’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home 1200 W. Wheeler St. on Thursday from 4-7 P.M. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. Full military honors will be presented by the Midland Area Veterans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St John’s Lutheran Memorial Fund.


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Visitation

Thursday

10

Oct

4:00 PM 10/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Friday

11

Oct

10:00 AM 10/11/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

505 E Carpenter St,
Midland, MI 48640

St. John's Lutheran Church
505 E Carpenter St, Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Friday

11

Oct

11:00 AM 10/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

505 E Carpenter St,
Midland, MI 48640

St. John's Lutheran Church
505 E Carpenter St, Midland 48640 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Midland Cemetery Final Resting Place

3220 Orchard Drive
Midland, MI 48640

3220 Orchard Drive Midland 48640 MI
United States
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