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Dennis E. Steinke

Dennis E. Steinke

March 8, 2019

Dennis E. Steinke, 77, of Lake Hallie, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born on November 3, 1941, in Eau Claire, to Ira and Dorothy (Smith) Steinke. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1959. He worked at Ruhe Beverage Distributor and in 1967 he went to work for Uniroyal until the plant closed in 1992. Dennis married Judy (Bonnin) Shemick on February 6, 1982 in Lake Hallie and they raised 6 children.

Dennis and Judy loved to travel, go camping and fishing. Dennis was also an avid hunter, he loved to do anything outdoors.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Michael (Evonne) Steinke, Susan (Jim) Steinberg, Denise (Randy) Kuhnert, Jay (Tina) Shemick, John (Peggy) Shemick; son-in-law, Trent Mueller; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brothers, Don (Jean) Steinke, Richard Steinke, Paul (Diane) Steinke, Charlie (Mary) Steinke and Jim (Bev) Steinke; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Dorothy Steinke; brother, Jerry Steinke; beloved step daughter, Jodie Mueller.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Moose Club, 3606 Curvue Road in Eau Claire. Visitation will be held one-hour prior at the Moose Club.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.


one-hour prior to celebration at the Moose Club


1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Moose Club. 3606 Curvue Road in Eau Claire

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  • Tom Stelter I discovered recently that Dennis had passed away and want to extend my belated condolences. We were cousins and born within a few months of each other. While Dennis and I were not extremely close, I do have fond memories of many visits to the Steinke home and the good times my brother and I had playing with all the Steinke boys!

    April 29 at 11:01am

  • Mike Reineke Judy and Family,
    The Reineke family is so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always have fond memories of Denny and all the great times we had at the cabin. Your visit to Charleston with my Mom and Dad years ago was one of the highlights of our time here. By the way, the picture you have of Denny here is perfect. That's exactly the way I remember him and how I want to remember him!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mike, Wisty, Zach, Sara, and Megan Reineke

    March 28 at 12:06pm

  • Wally and Judy Stuckert Judy and family
    Sorry to hear of Dennys passing.
    We have a lot of memories and years of being rubberheads.
    Our prayers and thought are with you

    March 22 at 5:19pm

  • Karen & Jim Kuhnert Dear Judy,
    So sorry to read about Denny's passing. Hugs to you and yours. Jim and I fondly remember all the good times we had in Hallie. We will be in your area this summer and hopefully we can connect with you.
    Blessings, Karen & Jim

    March 18 at 1:36PM

  • John Kinney Charlie, my condolences to you and Mary for the loss of your brother.

    John Kinney

    March 17 at 12:22PM

  • Al Lee I am sorry for your loss Judy. I remember Dennis from school.
    I was class of 1957. I now live in La Crosse. A prayer for you and your family. I know how it is in the loss of a loved one. It has been 18 years for me. Things will get better over time. Hang in there.
    Judy, I still have your old address 1221 Bellevue Ave. God bless you and your family.
    From an Old friend from High School
    Allen Lee

    March 17 at 11:11AM

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