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Wilmer W. Steinheimer

Wilmer W. Steinheimer

Wilmer W. Steinheimer, 99, of Lenzburg, IL; born on September 25, 1920 in Fayetteville Township, IL; passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his home.

Wilmer was a farmer. He graduated from the Pleasant Ridge School. Wilmer was a member of Holy Ghost United Church of Christ in Darmstadt, IL where he served on numerous committees through the years. He was a member of the Progressive Grange and served on numerous boards in the farm community. He enjoyed the farm life.  At the age of 13 he started farming the family’s land and became the farmer he is known to be today.  He worked with great passion and influenced many people over the years.  He led by example.  Experienced so much history.  He started farming with horse drawn equipment and moved on to the modern tractor.  He retired from full time farming at the age of 80 but was still engaged in the farm operation.  Above all Wilmer was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years – Lillian E. Steinheimer whom he married on April 10, 1948 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL., and who passed away on August 21, 2017, Parents – Moritz and Lena, nee Petri.  An infant son – Dennis. Four sisters – Luetta, Norine, Birdell, and Marilyn.

He is survived by five sons – Wilmer Steinheimer, Jr. of Lenzburg, IL; Steven Steinheimer of Washington, D.C.; Randal (Deborah) Steinheimer of Aurora, IL; Jeffrey (Jennifer) Steinheimer of Godfrey, IL; Craig Steinheimer of Springfield, IL. His grandchildren – Nathan (Carolyn) Steinheimer of Vernon Hills, IL; Sasha Steinheimer of Godfrey, IL; Two great grandchildren – Stella and Jack Steinheimer of Buffalo Grove, IL.  Two sisters-in-law – Violet Schrader of Park Hills, MO and Sharon Schopfer of Sycamore, IL  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends.

In lieu  of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Ghost United Church of Christ, 2806 Weilmuenster Rd., Lenzburg, IL  62255 or to Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery.

Services: Due to restrictions that are in place during the coronavirus pandemic private services are scheduled. A celebration of Mr. Steinheimer’s life will be held at a later date.

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

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  1. Paul and Carolyn Pannier says:

    To the Steinheimer Family – Condolences on the passing of your father Wilmer – a warm and sincere person who was part of all our lives at Grange and Church. A wonder to have lived a century! Jeff, we spent so much time together on the bus and in the band at school. We wish you all comfort in the celebration of your parents’ lives.

  2. Doris (Eckert) Brooks says:

    To the Steinheimer family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Cherish all those memories and stories of the old days. What a blessed long life. Your cousin,

  3. Larry Eastep says:

    Craig, Condolences on the loss of your father. What a lucky guy to have lived so long and seen so much in his lifetime. You and your family are in my prayers

  4. Doris Sherwood says:

    So sorry for your loss. 99 years is a long life on earth but will continue to live eternally. May his memories bring you years of enjoyment.

    Doris Sherwood
    Tucson, AZ

  5. Dan & Marsha Rion says:

    Craig and family we are sorry for your loss of this great gentleman. May you each be comforted in his passing and rejoice in your reunion on that day the Lord has assured us will come.

  6. Betty Bollmeier says:

    Randy so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It is great he lived to be 99. Hope he enjoyed those many years. Betty Bollmeier

  7. Karen Creath says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family on the loss of your father. Celebrate his amazing life and remember all the good memories.

  8. Luanne Ragland says:

    Thinking of you with Deepest Sympathy. May God’s love and the memories your Dad remain in your heart and bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.

  9. Keli Keener says:

    He is Raised Up on Eagles Wings. Prayers for comfort and peace to Jeff, Sasha, Jen and all of their family.

    • Stephanie says:

      Jeff, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will miss your dad deeply. What an amazing person your dad was. I’m sorry I never knew him because he sounds exactly like the kind of person I would have been thrilled to know. Praying for you, rejoicing for your dad.

  10. Dave Hylla says:

    Our sympathy to all of the Steinheimer family. I know your father was an inspiration to all. Our thought and prayers are with you.

  11. Ralph & Vicki Wildy says:

    Our sincere sympathy to all the Steinheimer family ! Wilmer always was a leader in his church – a devoted husband & Father and had much love for his farm & family ! Wilmer lived a long and full life ! Wilmer was very active in his church & Progressive Grange !

    • Keli Keener says:

      He is Raised Up on Eagles Wings. Prayers for comfort and peace to Jeff, Sasha, Jen and all of their family.

      • Ralph Schrader says:

        Weeber, offering our sympathy on your fathers passing, wow 99 years, he as well as your family were blessed to have each other for so long of a good life. I hope you’re doing well.

  12. Susan Works says:

    We send our Sympathy on your loss. God Bless and Comfort your Families. Sincerely, Susan Skorcz Works

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