Clarence Herman "Stoney" Steinert

Of Fillmore, Wisconsin entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at Synergy Health St. Joseph's Hospital, after 89 years of life.

Clarence was born on Oct. 31, 1917 the son of Karl and Ida (nee Schultz) Steinert in the town of Farmington. On June 21, 1947, Clarence devoted his love and life to Edna Mae Lechner at 5th Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend. After marriage, the couple began a loving family of their own. Clarence was a farmer for seventeen years, and then was a dedicated employee for the West Bend Company for thirty-four years in their maintenance department. He was able to become a member of the West Bend Company's 25-Year Club. Clarence was also a lifetime member in the Farmington Turners, a 52-year member of the Glacier Hills Credit, a 50-year member of the Moose Lodge of West Bend #1398, an honorary member of the Fillmore Fire Department, and #865 Local Union.

Clarence will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Edna Mae (nee Lechner) Steinert; his cherished children, Carl (Nancy) Steinert of West Bend, Carol Herman of Glenbeulah, Connie (Wayne) Wetzel of Belgium, Susan (Craig) Mansmith of West Bend, Calvin (Judy) Steinert of Fillmore, Stanley (Tracey) Steinert of Fillmore, and Janet (Butch) Hafemann of Campbellsport; fifteen treasured grandchildren, eighteen dear great-grandchildren, his brother, Edwin (Margaret) Steinert; his sister, Norma Meyer; and his brother-in-law, Neal (Margaret) Lechner. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other very special relatives, and many dear friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law, Tom Herman; his brothers and sister-in-law, Elmer and Wilbert (Dorothy) Steinert; his sister and brother-in-law, Elveyn (Adam) Shecher; and brother-in-law, Walter Meyer.

A Funeral Service in honor of Clarence will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095), with Rev. Hackbarth officiating. Visitation with family and friends will also be held on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 from 4 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:30 p.m. Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend, followed by an interment of ashes at Fillmore Union Cemetery on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 1 p.m.

The Steinert Family would like to extend their appreciation in advance for memorials that are offered in lieu of flowers to either the Alzheimer's Research Center (640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101) or to the American Cancer Society (N19 W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188).

They would also like to offer their very sincere gratitude and thanks to the wonderful staff of nursing professionals at Samaritan Healthcare Center and Dr. Pahl for the tender and loving care Clarence received.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

(262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.