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Wilmer H. “Steinie” Steinheimer

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,

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.heilschuessler com.

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.

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  1. Loren Kolditz says:

    Our families and particularly our boys have been friends since childhood. I talked with Steinie only a few weeks ago at the Home. We were co-workers at Eckert’s during summers when I was in high school. We will all miss him.
    My sincere sympathy to all the family.

  2. Paul and Pam Nuernberger says:

    Good friends to my parents, role models for us kids. Steinie and Tootie were a great team. It will be hard to think of New Athens without remembering Steinie and the good times we all had. May God grant comfort to Tootie and the kids. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. Dennis and Barb Schatte says:

    We can’t begin to write about what wonderful neighbors and friends Steinie and Tootie were. I babysat the girls when they were little and they turned around and babysat for my son when they were older. We were as close as a natural family. What wonderful memories will always remain in our hearts. God bless you all. Love, Barb and Dennis

  4. Amanda says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest in peace dear neighbor.

  5. Michael L. Buettner says:

    Have many great memories of Steine and Tootie. Scouts, baseball, camping. Nothing but great times. Our prayers of peace for Ralph, Mark, Rita and of course Tootie and their families. Words just don’t cover it. Mike and Dawn Buettner

  6. Lori Schneider says:

    Our condolences to the family.
    Lynne and Lori (Mavers) Schneider

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