Howard Joseph Steiner, 86, passed away peacefully July 25, 2018 at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, Colorado. He was born April 25, 1932 in Pierce County, WI to Barney and Marie (Fountain) Steiner.
He enlisted in the Army at a young age and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He married Ethel Madeline Dorsey in 1952 in Canon City where they made their home and raised three children; son, Michael, daughter, Lori and son Mark.
Howard was a lifetime member of the Florence Elks Club and had a long career as an employee and later the owner of Persolite Products in Florence, Colorado.
He welcomed a hard day’s work because he knew no other way, he would not have had it any other way, and it made him happy.
When not working, Howard took pleasure in the simple things of life such as fishing, picnics, horseshoes, cards, gardening, roses, cold beer, Green Bay Packer football games and spending time with his family and close friends. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great- Grandfather and friend to many.
Howard is survived by his sister, Florence Lind of Minnesota; daughter, Lori (Rich) Soden of Canon City; son, Mark (Sue) Steiner of Marana, Arizona; grandsons, Michael “Joe” (Kara) Steiner of Canon City, and Bryson (Mary Beth) Soden of Middletown, Iowa; great-grandsons, Jake Steiner of Golden, Colorado and Josh Steiner of Canon City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Barney; stepfather, Mike; mother, Marie; sister, Edna; brother, Walt; half-brother, Jim; half-sister, Beverly; wife, Ethel and son, Michael.
Those who knew Howard will remember a loving and caring man of strong values and character and one who was always there for those who needed him. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
A private family gathering will take place in Rosita, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Florence Elks Lodge #611.
Services have been entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Home.
Online condolences, www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com