Frederick J. (Fritz) Steinke

Born: Sat., Nov. 13, 1915
Died: Tue., Jul. 27, 2010

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Frederick J. (Fritz) Steinke, 94, Sterling House, Troy, Ohio and formerly of Sidney, Ohio died at the Sterling House on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM. He was born November 13, 1915 in Fryburg, Ohio the son of Ollie and Annie (Gerstner) Steinke and they are deceased. He was married to Helen Doak and she died in 1975 and later he married Clara Clark and she survives at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. Also surviving is one son, Frederick Joe; two grandchildren, Patrick Steinke and Elaine Coleman and one great grandson, Taylor Coleman. Four sisters and one brother are deceased. Mr. Steinke had been on the Fairlawn School Board at one time. He was a member of the Saddle Club, a horseback riding club. He was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. He had owned Sidney-Shelby County Realty at one time and farmed for many years. He loved to travel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Friday, July 30, 2010 from 9:00 AM until 10:15 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Acclaim Hospice in memory of Frederick J. (Fritz) Steinke, 7887 Washington Village Dr., Suite 350, Dayton, Ohio 45459. Condolences may be expressed to the Steinke family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

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Mark Hartman, Attorney

I dearly express my sorrow upon the loss of your grandfather. He was a very unique man and reminded me quite alot of my now deceased grandfather.I admired him alot and always appreciated his candor. The don't make them like that anymore-my memories of him and my first meeting with him years ago bring back smiles and memories of good times. The strawberry pie at his favorite diner and the tour of the his office, or as I called it, the museum, brings back some real fond memories--I am sorry to hear of passing

Becky Bowers

My sincere sympathies. My mother, Juanita Bowers, and uncle, Wayne Carpenter enjoyed many fun times with Fritz and Clara.

Dan, Nita, and Angela Watercutter

We are terribly sorry to hear of Fritz's passing. We would very much like to be there for the funeral and visitation, but unfortunately we are in San Francisco visiting Angela. We have wonderful memories of Fritz and will carry them with us always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dan, Nita, and Angela

Doris Wilt Smedley Rotterman

Will always remember your Dad and Grandpa as we spent many hours visiting when I worked at First Federal Savings and Loan in Sidney. He and my brother Kenneth would go deer hunting together and he shared his deer with me. He always gave good advice in our talks.