Wendell Warren Steiner, was born April 6, 1927 to Dr. Allen Nobel Steiner and Eunice Mae (Halphide) Steiner at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He went home to be with our Lord and Savior at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012.
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The family moved to Bangor, WI in 1930 where Wendell grew up. Wendell attended grade school and high school in Bangor. He graduated in 1945, joining the Navy in May of that year and was called to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, (missing his high school graduation ceremony because of the call). He served in the Pacific Theater.
After returning home from service he worked in La Crosse with John Zok Roofing.
He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville with a Major in Biological Science and Agriculture for teaching and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1952.
Wendell married his classmate Carolyn Clay that year and began his teaching career in Borup, MN. He and Carolyn moved back to Wisconsin where he applied for a job as a teacher in the then, Withee High School and was hired by Mr. Myron J. Fritsch. He taught for 36 years in the O-W school system.
He was a member of the Community Alliance Church in Withee where he served as a Sunday school teacher, elder and board member. Wendell was active in community affairs, he was a Boy Scout leader for many years, and a member of the American Legion Van Huizen-Fritz Post 123 in Owen.
Wendell is survived by his wife Carolyn Mae Steiner, his 4 sons; Daniel Steiner of Withee, Richard (Carol) Steiner of Wrightstown, WI, Christopher (Becky) Steiner of Withee, Gary (Sandy) Steiner of Madison, WI and 3 daughters: Patricia Steiner of New York, NY, Anne (Dan) Weibel of La Crosse, WI and Lorraine Gabbert of Minneapolis, MN, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Allen and Eunice Steiner, sister; La Vonne Meier and brother-in-law; Robert Meier.
A memorial service will be held at the Community Alliance Church in Withee, WI on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dylan Valliere officiating.
His family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, Ma 01202 or the website at www.lls.org.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on May 10, 2012