Kenneth Steinacher

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Kenneth C. Steinacher, 56, went to be with his Lord and Family on June 6, 2014. He was one of the eleven children of Eugene and Alfreda Settles Steinacher.

He was born in Carrollton on Nov. 22, 1957. He attended North Greene (Special Ed) High School and graduated in 1976. He lived most of his life in Jacksonville as a resident of the Jacksonville Developmental Center until it closed in Nov. of 2012. He was fortunate to be accepted as a resident at June Court in Jerseyville. Kenny enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved his music and being with his family. He touched many lives. If he met you he would not forget your name, as well as give you a nickname.

He is survived by special sister, LuAnn Roth and partner Anne McCoy, and other sisters, Kathy Walker and Truly Kaiser, of Carrollton, Linda Iams of Carrollton, Connie and Tom Barnard of Carrollton, Genia Price of Carrollton, Rosie and Smokey Smock of Carrollton; brothers, Greg and Pam Steinacher of Fieldon, Paul and Sherry Steinacher of Pleasant Plains, Ron Steinacher and his spouse, Russ Lipari of Shorewood, Ill.; brother-in-law, Ron Ransom and Ethel Huff of Carrollton; 24 nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Alfreda Steinacher; sister, Carolyn Ransom; and grandparents, Carl and Minnie Steinacher and Lucy and Bill Ruyle.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, with burial to follow in Hardin Cemetery east of Carrollton.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Gilead Shelter Care, Dow Baptist Church or the Special Olympics.

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Airsman-Hires Funeral Home - Carrollton
108 North 5th Street
Carrollton, IL 62016
(217) 942-6818
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Published in The Telegraph from June 7 to June 8, 2014
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