Rev. John T. Steinbrecher
Rev. John T. Steinbrecher, 72,
of Fond du Lac, went to rest with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 18,
2019 at Aurora Medical Center, in Oshkosh, WI.
John was born to August and
Loretta Reese Steinbrecher in Chicago, IL on December 21, 1946. John grew up in Oshkosh, graduating with the
Class of 1965 from Oshkosh High School.
He attended UW Oshkosh, graduating in December 1969. On July 25, 1970, he married Barbara Beck
Steinbrecher. In August of 1970, they
moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where John was a student at Wartburg Theological
Seminary, graduating in December 1973 with a Masters of Divinity Degree. He was ordained in January 1974, at First
English Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. He
served parishes in the cities of New Douglas, Joliet and Chicago all of
Illinois. John served as chaplain at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home and served
the Holden and West Holden parishes in Wautoma.
He was a member of Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Barbara, his children: Kristin (Jonathan) Sherman of Palatine, IL, Joel
Steinbrecher of Skokie, IL, Jennifer Steinbrecher of Fond du Lac, Megan (Ronald
Jr.) Kellar of North Fond du Lac, and Michael (friend Olivia Downing)
Steinbrecher of Fond du Lac; his
grandchildren: Eli and Ian Sherman and Nicholas, Grady and Lauren Kellar, his
sister Sara Mitchel of Columbus, OH, and his nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, his brothers August “Fred” Steinbrecher and Rev. James Steinbrecher,
his aunt and uncle Jessie and Frank Fell.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Immanuel-Trinity
Lutheran Church, 20 Wisconsin American Drive, Fond du Lac.
FUNERAL: Memorial services
will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Immanuel-Trinity
Lutheran Church, with Rev. Tom Meyer officiating. Inurnment will be at Lakeview Memorial Park,
Oshkosh, WI. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials in John’s name will
be shared with Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church and the Wartburg Seminary
Scholarship fund to assist students entering the ministry.
The family thanks the Aurora
Hospital staff on 2 West, ICU, and Dr. Soni for their exceptional care and
kindness to John and family.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420