Steve Wannow

Steve Wannow, 41, of Hartford found eternal peace in the arms of the Lord on Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Steve was born on Aug. 5, 1968, in Waconia, Minn., to Gerald and Carol (nee Zimmerman) Wannow. He was united in marriage to Gloria Blohowiak on Aug. 11, 1990, at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford.

Steve loved to help others. He took pride as a teenager training and running in marathons with blind adults with the organization Blind Outdoor Leisure Development sponsored by the Lions Club.

Steve began his career as an EMT in Milwaukee and continued as a volunteer in the city of Hartford. Steve was a dedicated police officer in Hartford for 18 years and dearly loved being of service to his community.

He enjoyed working out and fishing. His number one enjoyment in life was spending time with his family enjoying game night, swimming, basketball and baseball. He took pride in watching the boys grow and excel in all they participated in academically, on the stage, on the football field or in the swimming pool. He will always have a "front row seat."

Steve will be watching over his loving sons, and will be deeply missed by Gloria, mom and dad and all who loved him.

Steve is survived by his wife, Gloria; his sons, Maxwell, Bradley and Samuel Wannow; his parents, Gerald and Carol Wannow of Hartford; his siblings, Thomas (Julie) Wannow of Pewaukee and Karrie (Frank) Grubich of Downers Grove, Ill.; his mother-in-law, Donna Blohowiak of Jackson; his brother- and sister-in-law, Donald (Susan) Blohowiak of Virginia and Connie Demler of Jackson. Steve is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman (Theresa) Wannow and George (Mathilda) Zimmerman; his father-in-law, Donald Blohowiak; and his brother-in-law, Robert Blohowiak.

Mass of Christian burial for Steve will be held Friday, June 4, 2010, at 6 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 264 W. State St., Hartford, with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at St. Kilian Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorials to First National Bank, where a college fund has been established for his sons, are appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. m.