William H. Steinhilber, 89

William H. Steinhilber of West Bend died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Kathy Hospice at the age of 89 years.

He was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Hartford City, Ind., to the late John M. and Grace A. (Moon) Steinhilber.

At an early age, his family moved to Wisconsin, settling in the Ladysmith area. In 1952, William moved to West Bend and became employed at the West Bend Co., retiring in 1986.

On Nov. 25, 1954, he was united in marriage to Rita M. Halbur at the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eden. Rita predeceased on Feb. 11, 2006.

As an employee of the West Bend Co., he was a member of the AIW (Allied Industrial Workers) union and was active in various union affairs. He was also involved with the Ice Age Trail in its early days.
Survivors include nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Joe; and four sisters, Mabel Boesel, Dorothy Steinhilber, Mary Prentice and Esther Garcia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, with Daniel Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery (new). Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Memorials to the charity of the donor's choice are appreciated. www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.