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,
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