David Steiner
1941 - 2021
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Steiner, David 4/23/1941 - 2/18/2021 Belmont David Leo Steiner ,age 79, passed away in Belmont Michigan on Thursday February 18,2021. Dave loved spending time with his family and many friends , and playing, coaching and watching all sports especially the Red Wings. He especially loved watching his grandchildren's sports events. Dave graduated from Creston High School in 1959 and was proud to be a life long Polar Bear continuing to meet with former classmates for monthly breakfasts. He spent his entire working career with one company, Veneklasen Concrete, where he oversaw many large scale construction projects during his 41 year career.Dave was also an avid outdoorsmen, enjoying his free time fishing and hunting.After retirement, he kept busy providing "handy man" services for others in Leisure Village. He also loved local history and served as the Director of the Hyser Rivers MuseumThough somewhat small in stature, Dave had a big heart. He was always willing to help those in need. Friends called hm the "Blue Bird Whisperer" for the care and attention he provided the families of blue birds living in the nests he provided. He will be deeply missed by Shay, his wife of 59 years, his children Scott (Diane Capen)Steiner, Mary (Richard)Steiner-Wildeboer, and Michael Steiner; grandchildren Justin (Whitney)Wildeboer,Grace Wildeboer, Kristen (Travis) Boeskool, Dana Steiner, Luke Sly, and Samuel Sly; and great grand child Eleanor Boeskool. He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Eileen Steiner and his daughter Lisa Sly. There will be a Mass and celebration of Dave's life at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Alliance https://www.curemelanoma.org/

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
So very sorry to hear the news of Dave’s passing. Thinking of your family and you are in my prayers.
Kris (Waltz) Gogolin
Friend
February 24, 2021
I graduated with Dave from Creston High School in 1959. Dave and I have kept in touch, off and on, since that time. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a caring and compassionate individual and a friend to all who met him. My prayers are with you.
Douglas De Young
Friend
February 23, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers to Shay and family for the loss of this very good man.
I will remember his friendly smile and willingness to help make this world a better place to be. God Bless and Keep you in this very sad time.
Love and prayers,
Linda (Wheeler)Kilgore
Linda (Wheeler) Kilgore
Family
February 23, 2021
Mr. Steiner was always big in stature to me. Our neighborhood was very lucky to have him and his friendliness that he ALWAYS shared with everyone. He will be missed...
Gregory Gauck
Friend
February 23, 2021
Mary & family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a kind, hardworking man and will be greatly missed. I wish you peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.
Caroline (Bierlein) Simpson
Neighbor
February 23, 2021
When my dad, Jerry Lane passed away. Mr. Steiner told me wonderful stories about my dad and their friendship. He gave me beautiful memories of my dad. He would check in on me to make sure I was ok. He was so kind, gentle and loving. Truly one of a kind.
My dad would have been so proud of how he filled my heart with joy!
Now, even though my heart is deeply sadden and my heart goes out to his family. I can’t help, but think how excited my dad must have been to see one of his dearest friends.
A beautiful human that touched so many lives.
My condolences to his family and friends!
Amy Lane
Grand Parent
February 23, 2021
Just wanted to reach out to the family to let you know how much I enjoyed working with Dave years ago at Veneklasen. I worked for Jack V for only a few summers while in school but was always grateful if I was on Dave's crew. My brother Steve who was a superintendent along with Dave at Veneklasen thought he was top notch as well.
Scott Wheeler
Coworker
February 23, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the family on the passing of my Creston classmate. Dave was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor and compassion for his fellow man.That is how I shall remember him.. a humble and wise human being!
Vija (Stokmanis) Bowles
Classmate
February 23, 2021
We lost are Teacher, Life Coach and biggest Fan. When he gets in Heaven-I can just hear him asking God what needs fixing or repairing.
Michael David
Son
February 22, 2021
You will be missed by so many! Thank you for your fun loving attitude and love of the Red Wings! We would always catch up on our beloved Red Wings. Good or bad teams! RIP Dave!
Dan Williams
Friend
February 22, 2021
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Sending prayers and sincere sympathies to Shay and the whole family during this difficult time.❤
The Ted Czarnecki family
Ted and Mary Jo Czarnecki
Friend
February 22, 2021
Saw him on Facebook. Lots of historical knowledge on GR. Played football with my brother, Chuck. Dave was a tough running back!
Norman Milett
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
great guy who was very supportive in my familys time of need thoughts & prayers to shay & the whole steiner family -scott wheeler
scott wheeler
Family
February 22, 2021
Wow Dave we will miss you! So sorry for the Steiner family. Dave was a true friend.
Mark and Susie Schumaker Family
Friend
February 22, 2021
Our deepest sympathy Shay, Mary and sons. Dave always had a friendly smile and a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by many. Hugs
Bob and Merrie Endres
Friend
February 22, 2021
My lifelong BEST friend since elementary days. Never to be forgotten. Rest in peace ol buddy.
Richard Mazurek
Friend
February 22, 2021
Shay, I am so sorry to hear about Dave. You and Yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Regina Felix VanderKlok
February 22, 2021
Friends for fifty years, Bob and Dave were hunting buddies and until the last few years never missed opening day of bass season. Wonderful memories. God Bless you all. Love and big hugs, Bob and MaryAnn
MaryAnn Schumaker
Friend
February 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss, Aunt Shay, Scott, Mary and Mike. Rest in heaven Uncle Dave. You were such a caring and loving person. I always loved our long talks about family history. I will miss you.
Kathy Steiner
Family
February 22, 2021
Shay, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a terrific guy and a true friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jerry Reid
Friend
February 22, 2021
Dave was a "walking history book" and was especially knowledgeable on the history of northeast GR, the Village of Plainfield and the Comstock Park areas. I would sometimes have the pleasure of chatting with him at church. And of course, he was a regular contributor to local history groups on facebook. His humor was fantastic, and we often traded puns and funny sayings. I will miss Dave Steiner. A good man. My prayers are with his family and friends, asking God to help them through this difficult time. May God bless all of you.
Michael J. Page
Friend
February 22, 2021
Shay,I’m so sorry for your loss.He was truly a great man.Hugs and prayers for you and your family .
Kit Domers
Friend
February 22, 2021
So sorry for you loss you dad was the sweetest guy ever!
I saw this picture on one of his posts
Tammy Bond
Friend
February 22, 2021
Dear Shay and family! We are so sad about the passing of Dave. He was a great man & glad we had a chance to know him. Chuck & Gayle Compton
Chuck & Gayle Compton
Friend
February 22, 2021
Did not know that well, but he was a Polar Bear. We would see him driving by our home from time to time over the years as our home is on Chauncey Dr. Kathy used to talking with him over the years when she walked thru the area. Our thoughts and prayers at this time of great loss.
James and Kathryn Stover
Belmont MI
James A. Stover
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
Prayers, hugs, kisses and love to Shay, Mary and the whole family. Such a good man. Ed and Alicia
Alicia Robinette
Friend
February 22, 2021
Shay, Scott, Mary, and Mike,

I remember Dave as a kind man with a big heart and a consummate sports fan. I’m very sorry for your loss ❤.
Becky Steiner
Friend
February 22, 2021
In loving memory of a true friend and coach. Praying for Shay, Mary, Scott, and my lifelong friend Mike. Love you all!!
Steve Schwartz
Friend
February 22, 2021
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your father and spouse. Sending you thoughts and prayers to comfort you during this difficult time. Mr. Steiner was a true gentleman and kind hearted person who always seemed to have a smile on his face.
Dan and Gretchen (Gauck) Dubes
Neighbor
February 22, 2021
Dave will be truly missed by all of his many friends. Everyone he met was his friend. As a member of the Plainfield Township Historical Committee he had a great memory, he was very proud to being a member, and we enjoyed all of his stories.
Louann Briggs Larsen
Friend
February 22, 2021
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February 22, 2021
Scott:
My accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. We only had a few opportunities to interact with him over the years. He was always very friendly and talkative. I recall discussing with him in depth, the plight of the Red Wings back in the late 1980’s. He was a very knowledgeable hockey fan.
Lonnie/Liz Whitaker
Lonnie/Liz Whitaker
Friend
February 22, 2021
Uncle Dave will be missed. He was a great influence and someone I looked upon with much respect. I will always remember the wonderful family get togethers we had. The discussions we had and the love he showed. God has gained an outstanding Angel.
Robert Steiner
Family
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