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Craig W. Steinheimer

Craig W. Steinheimer

Craig W. Steinheimer, 54, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Lenzburg, IL, was born October 21, 1969, in Belleville, IL, and passed away Thursday February 29, 2024, in Mahomet, IL.  Craig graduated from New Athens High School in 1987 and SIU-E in 1991.  After college he started his career as a Professional Engineer that began as an Illinois EPA engineer which led to a thirty-year career at the Illinois Dept. of Health from which he retired in 2022.  Mr. Steinheimer was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

Craig’s work kept him in Springfield or often trans-versing across the state inspecting and issuing permits for public pools, water parks, and fountains throughout the week, but many weekends he returned to his roots at his family’s farm near Darmstadt, IL, where he grew up.  Craig was ultimately a lifelong farmer at heart, and he maintained his love for the land by helping his dad on the weekend. He was an avid sportsman, hunter, golfer, a licensed private airplane pilot, and a Corvette enthusiast. Craig was a lifelong member of Holy Ghost United Church of Christ in Darmstadt, IL, serving for a time on the Church Board.  Craig was a member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of the Progressive Grange and the St. Clair County Farm Bureau.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents – Wilmer W. and Lillian E. (Schopfer) Steinheimer, Sr, and one brother – Wilmer W. Steinheimer, Jr.

Surviving him are three brothers – Steven R. Steinheimer of Lenzburg, IL, Randy (Debbie) Steinheimer of Aurora, IL, and their son – Nathan (Carolyn) Steinheimer of Vernon Hills, IL, and their children – Stella and Jack, and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Steinheimer of Godfrey, IL and their daughter Sasha, one aunt – Violet (Schopfer) Schrader and by several cousins and other relatives.  Craig is also survived by his “Springfield family”—the many wonderful friends that he made throughout his years in Springfield, especially his dear friends Casey Ryan and Tracy Crowley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery fund.

Visitation:  5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday March 7, 2024, at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL and again from 9 – 10 a.m. on Friday March 8, 2024, at Holy Ghost United Church of Christ in Darmstadt, IL.

Funeral: 10 a.m. on Friday March 8, 2024, at Holy Ghost United Church of Christ in Darmstadt, IL with Rev. Tarrah Vaupel officiating.   Burial will follow at Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Michael Flanagan says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Eric Portz says:

    I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Craig. He worked for me at IEPA in the mid-90’s. Then I moved to IDPH in 2004 and was a co-worker of his until he retired. He was an asset to the State and Professional Engineering, and I considered him a friend. Family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Tara Norris says:

    To the Family and Friends of Craig, I am so sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. Offering my deepest sympathy and condolences during this difficult time. I worked with Craig at the Illinois EPA. I saw him for the first time in around 15 years at his retirement celebration and he had the same big smile and sense of humor that I remembered from many years ago. He was always such a kind person! I’m sure he will be greatly missed by many.

  4. Joe O'Connor says:

    So very sorry to hear about your(and our) loss. As a now-retired Division employee I worked closely with Craig in the West Chicago region for over 25 years.

  5. Gina House says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Craig for several years at IDPH. He was always very kind.

  6. Gerrin Cheek Butler says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Sending positivity and light.

  7. Kathy says:

    Sorry for your loss🙏🏻

  8. Cindy Knop DeKruiff says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

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  1. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

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  2. Sorry for your loss🙏🏻

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  3. I am sorry for your loss. Sending positivity and light.

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  4. So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Craig for several years at IDPH. He was always very kind.

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  5. So very sorry to hear about your(and our) loss. As a now-retired Division employee I worked closely with Craig in the West Chicago region for over 25 years.

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  6. To the Family and Friends of Craig, I am so sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. Offering my deepest sympathy and condolences during this difficult time. I worked with Craig at the Illinois EPA. I saw him for the first time in around 15 years at his retirement celebration and he had the same big smile and sense of humor that I remembered from many years ago. He was always such a kind person! I’m sure he will be greatly missed by many.

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  7. I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Craig. He worked for me at IEPA in the mid-90’s. Then I moved to IDPH in 2004 and was a co-worker of his until he retired. He was an asset to the State and Professional Engineering, and I considered him a friend. Family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. So sorry for your loss.

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