Wilmer H. “Steinie” Steinheimer, 91, of New Athens, IL, born April 12, 1927 in New Athens, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Mr. Steinheimer honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Army towards the end of World War 2. He was a store manager at Eckert’s in Belleville, IL for 30 years then at IGA store in New Athens, IL for about 10 years. He was also a school bus driver for about 10 years for New Athens School District #60 before retiring completely. Wilmer was a member of VFW Post 7710 in New Athens, IL and had been a member of the Meatcutter’s Union in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Steinheimer was preceded in death by his parents; Gustave and Clara (Waeltz) Steinheimer, his father and mother-in-law; Marion and Minnie (Hicks) Sweitzer, 1 daughter; Mary Sue Fauth, granddaughter; Jennifer Lynn Fauth and daughter-in-law Cathie Steinheimer.
“Steinie,” as he was known, is survived by his loving wife of 63 years; Marian J. (Sweitzer) Steinheimer who he married on May 14, 1955 in Cobden, IL, children; Ralph (Roxie) Steinheimer of Sarasota, FL, Rita (Randy) Lawless of New Athens, IL and Mark Steinheimer of New Athens, IL, 1 son-in-law; John (Janet) Fauth of New Athens, IL 3 grandchildren; Cassie (John) Eachus, Andrew (Autumn Rensing) Fauth and Erin (Greg Cahoon) Fauth,, and 5 great grandchildren; Angela Minnie Eauchus, Skylar Jade Fauth, Aubrie Michelle Fauth, John Arthur Euchus, Jr. and Chet Gregory Cahoon.
Memorials; American Alzheimer’s Association,
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Visitation; Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL
Funeral; Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.