Robert ‘Bob’ E. Steinbrecker, 24

Robert "Bob" Edward Steinbrecker, 24, was born into eternal life on Dec. 27, 2012, in Cedarburg.

He was born on August 30, 1988 to Jack and Lindy Steinbrecker in Green Bay. He attended St. Bernard’s Catholic Grade School, Green Bay, and graduated in 2007 from Cedarburg High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and lived in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Portland, Ore.

Robert was an optimistic, open-minded young man who made life fun for his friends, family and all who met him. Everyone around him was

always smiling and laughing because his happiness was contagious.

Bob showed genuine kindness to strangers and always answered the needs of friends.

He loved life, music, spinning plates on his fingers and the Green Bay Packers.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Elinor Steinbrecker of Manitowoc; and his maternal grandparents, William and Ruth Englehart of New York.

Survivors include his parents, Jack and Lindy Steinbrecker of Cedarburg; brother and sister-in-law, BJ and Baiba Steinbrecker of Iowa City, Iowa; and sister and brother-in-law, Christina and Sam Jack of Washington, D.C., along with many other relatives and friends who will remember him fondly.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Francis Borgia (North) Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the St. Francis Borgia Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made in Bob’s name to the House of Peace-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 05656, Milwaukee, WI 53205.

The family also wants to thank the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department and the police and fire and rescue personnel of the surrounding communities of Cedarburg, Grafton, Mequon, Saukville, Thiensville, Milwaukee and the many others who provided volunteers to help find Bob.

Thank you also to the media who provided continual coverage for Robert Steinbrecker and all of the young people who went missing over the past couple of weeks. We are grateful to family, friends, neighbors and the entire Cedarburg community for their love and support.

The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family.