ROBERT GEORGE STEINHOFF Robert George Steinhoff of Santa Fe for the past 42 years, moved from this world to the next world on 4/4/14. He was born in Sargent, Nebraska 9/05/1928, graduated from the University of Nebraska and married his high school sweetheart, Iris Wells in 1951. He served in the US Army Artillery during the Korean War. Returning to the US, using the GI bill, he attended and graduated from Yale School of Forestry. Bob and Iris started their life together moving to the northwest where Bob worked for the US Forest Service in several National Forests, eventually moving to New Mexico in 1969. Bob retired and started his second career preparing income taxes for H&R block for 30 years, continuing to do this into his 80's. Bob was a lifelong Methodist, participating in the life of St John's United Methodist Church for the past 42 years. He loved singing all kinds of music and sang in church choirs most of his life, and sang for many years with the Santa Fe Harmonizers barber shop chorus. Bob loved any sport and watched all Cornhusker football games, and Lobo basketball games. He was very proud of his Santa Fe family who were with him all of their lives. His wife Iris Steinhoff of 63 yrs, daughter Cynthia Rector, (Ed), grandchildren Crela, Hayden, Stuart, son Craig, grandchildren Lydia, and Walker, and many members of his church family were with him in his final days. Other survivors include his daughter Carol Bennet, (Darrell), grandson Garrison, and daughter Cheryl Jones, (Daniel), grandchildren Kathryn and Silas. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn McComb, a dear nephew Larry Bishop and his family. His extended family in Nebraska includes a wonderful sister in law Evelyn Gideon and many nieces, nephews. A memorial celebration of Bob Steinhoff's life will be held at St ohn's United Methodist Church on April 25th, at 2pm. Memorial gifts can be made to the STJUMC foundation.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Apr. 8 to Apr. 25, 2014