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Michael J. Steinke

Michael J. Steinke

May 2, 2019

Michael John Steinke

Michael John Steinke. Age 56 earned his wings on May 2, 2019 in Hospice care at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire.

Mike was Born August 13, 1962 in Eau Claire, WI, the son of Dennis E. & Diane M. Steinke.  He graduated from North High School.  Mike loved Hunting & Fishing. He was a passionate NASCAR fan. His Bucket List included a trip to the Talladega Race, which sadly he left us too soon to accomplish; although, He did get to Charlotte & Michigan Races and Visited the Earnhart tribute at the Daytona Race Track. Mike also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers with Family & Friends, Playing Cards and a bit of Gambling. Mike enjoyed spending Many Years assisting with the wrecker service for Menominee Raceway and being a “Carney” at many festivals & Car Shows for “Got Nutz”. He was the “Camp Guardian” for many years at Country & Rock Fest.  In his spare time, Mike liked to get creative with this crafty skills and create his one of a kind Nik-Nak Décor items. And If you were lucky enough, Mike would have shared one of his talents of Poem writing. Mike was a prankster, Jokester and loved to B.S. He enjoyed family & friend get togethers /parties.  He Loved to Grill and enjoy a few beers with those he loved.  In His younger years, He was a member of the “A-hole” club. He was so good at it; he was Named #2 A-hole….out of 20+ members. “Dinsmore!”

One of Mikes favorite places was The Steinke Cabin in Rock Dam, WI and this is where he will “Light Up the Sky” one last time. Family will fill this wish @ a later date. Mike will truly be missed by so many. He was a Unique Dude, that’s for sure, and had a heart of gold.

Survivors include his loving sisters, Suzanne (Jim) Steinberg & Denise (Randy) Kuhnert, both of Eau Claire; his adored niece, Kodi Kuhnert of Eau Claire & Becky Bunai of Maryland; his Special Friend, Evonne Hutchens; step-mother, Judy Steinke; beloved aunts, uncles & cousins and many many close friends.

Preceded in death by his mother & father; Diane & Dennis Steinke; grandparents, Dorothy & Ray Young, Dorothy & Ira Steinke; uncles, Jim Madson, Jerry Steinke; aunts, Darlene Rada & Katie Steinke.

Please join the Family, in honor of Mike, at the Red Zone Sports Bar in Lake Hallie on Friday, May 17, 2019 4 – 7p.m. Dinner will be served. Come enjoy food, drink and reminisce with Family and Friends.

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


Friday, May 17, 2019, 4-7 p.m. at the Red Zone Sports Bar in Lake Hallie, WI.

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  • Sandy Lang It sounds like you had a great journey in life. I’m sorry that you had to leave so soon. I will always remember you, Ron, and I getting into trouble as kids. Rest in peace.

    May 11 at 11:56am

  • Gina Bradley Mike will be so missed I will treasure all his homemade gifts I have recieved over the years! Our racing and football discussions. His stories of family specially all the kids Bella Lily Kodi. Camping fishing. Even a "few" included his sisters!!Lol. Sympathy and Prayers for all the family

    May 9 at 6:00pm

  • Steve and Soozie Jenneman Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this sad time. Mike will be missed by all who knew him. Fly High Mike, R.I.P. and until we meet again.

    May 8 at 4:13pm

  • Michelle O'Connell I am so sadden to learn of Mike's passing. While I haven't seen him for a couple of years, my recollection of speaking with him in the past brought me smiles. Mike rented from me years ago. He was filled with projects-in-process, so we often sat on the porch and shared a chuckle or two. He was always willing to share his talent and had many stories that he looked forward to telling. Mike was a good man, and he brought me many smiles. I pray that the memories you created with him will help ease your loss. Prayers to all of his family and friends.

    May 6 at 10:02PM

  • Alayne Reineke To his sister's i send my sympathy.

    May 6 at 4:42PM

  • Betty Brantner Sorry for your loss. I loved him so much as well. He was like a father to me growing up.

    May 5 at 11:22PM

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