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James Steinhoff

James Russell Steinhoff

Monday, March 21st, 1938 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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James Russell Steinhoff, 81, passed into eternal life on March 30, 2019, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Born in Kenosha, on March 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Henry and Charlotte (Nordbye) Steinhoff.

He was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School and a member of the class of 1956. Jim served in the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Division from 1961-1963.

He was united in marriage to Alberta Bruch at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

In 1999, after 34 years, he retired from the MacWhyte Company. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, traveling, and umpiring softball. His greatest joy, though, was to be surrounded by his treasured family. Jim was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He sang in their church choir for 35 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Alberta, and their children James J. (Valerie) Steinhoff of Union Grove, Samuel (Dawn) Steinhoff of Muskego, and Allison (David) Farchione of Jackson. Also surviving him are his beloved grandchildren Brady, Vincent, Luke, Anthony, Sarah, Sophia, and Emma. He will be dearly missed by all of them. He is further survived by a sister, Sandra (Donald) Kirschbaum and a daughter, Kim (Lance) Buisse.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law, Joseph and Yolanda Bruch, and his sisters Joan (John) Lang and Barbara Kertz.

Funeral services honoring Jim’s life will begin with a visitation on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 1919-54th Street, Kenosha, at 9:30a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. Interment will follow at St. George Cemetery.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
    1919 54th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
    1919 54th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 12:30pm
    St. George Cemetery
    2909 Sheridan Road
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sheila M. Robinson

Posted at 02:28pm
It is with great sorrow that I am sending my condolences on your recent loss. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, I and would like to share a scripture that has benefited me and many people in time of grief. God reassures us of something wonderful in the Bible at Acts 24:15. It says, "There is going to be a resurrection." Along with God's promise to us at Revelation 21:3, 4 of sorrow, death, and pain being done away with permanently.

It is my hope that this bit of information is of comfort to you. Please be sure to find further information regarding the resurrection at: JW.ORG

May God be with you.

Gail French

Posted at 11:59am
Just wanted to say how sorry we are to JJ and family. God Bless your family JJ. Love Gail French and Steve Schultz

Kim & Lance Buisse

Posted at 04:45pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Mike Serpe

Posted at 10:02am
Dear Alberta,
I have so many wonderful memories of the eighteen years I shared with Jim at Macwhyte, especially those spent golfing and bowling, because to know him was to love him.
I am terribly sorry for your loss.
Mike Serpe

Jeff mergen

Posted at 04:07pm
It was a pleasure spending time with mr. Steinhoff at the night at the track events. I know your memories of your dad will be beautiful and plentiful. God bless you all. Jeff mergen

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