Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, as a nod to Joe’s love for his cats, please send donations to Hope Safehouse (https://hopesafehouse.org).
Joseph D. Steiner, 76, whose life could be described as a series of bogies and birdies, took his final swing on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.
Joe graduated from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary. He was a kind hearted soul that found joy in the simple pleasures: bowling strikes, chasing golf balls, making some fantastic nachos, loving his cats, and — in his younger years — coaching his daughter’s t-ball team. He also loved working and helping people. After he retired from Massey-Ferguson, he found enjoyment working at local hardware stores.
He is survived by his daughters, Christine Steiner (Rick Jossart) and Jennifer Lowry (Matt Barlar), and his granddaughters, Eva Steiner, Isabelle Lowry, and Abigail Lowry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor (Mueller) Steiner-Lynch and Emerson Steiner, and his sister, Kathy Clement. Although Joe wrestled with addiction, within the chaos, there were moments of clarity and genuine connection that shone through like stars in a stormy night sky. Joe’s story may not fit the mold of a fairy tale, but it’s a story nonetheless — a narrative of triumphs, stumbles, and the unscripted beauty of an imperfect life. As we bid farewell, let’s raise a glass to the man who colored outside the lines and, in doing so, painted a portrait uniquely his own. Cheers to you, Joe Steiner, and the kaleidoscope of memories you leave behind.
There will be a private family service.