Mille Lacs County Times

Obituary Posted: 2/7/08

Warren Steiner II

Funeral services for Warren Christian Steiner II, 60, were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at the Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo with the Rev. Bill Pearson officiating. Burial was in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

Warren died at his home on Friday, Jan. 26, 2008.

He was born Feb. 23, 1947 in Minneapolis to Walter and Grace (Lamont) Steiner Sr. of Golden Valley along with his twin brother Walter James Jr. Warren was named after his father's twin brother who was killed in Italy during WWII. In 1956 the family purchased a farm near the Sand Dunes State Forest by Orrock, Minn., and for Christmas that year each child received a horse, saddle and tack. Warren and his siblings loved to go to the farm on weekends and school vacations to horseback ride and do other farming activities. Warren was a bright and happy child who loved animals, often bringing them home and nursing them back to health. Warren became an accomplished horse back rider, attending horse shows in Elk River and winning many ribbons. At horse shows he excelled at the rescue race with an ability to jump on the back of a horse from stance.

Warren graduated from Elk River Senior High School in 1965 and attended St. Cloud State University. He worked for Honeywell until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. He served as a Specialist 4th Class crew chief for two tours in Vietnam. Upon his discharge Warren struggled adjusting to life as many Vietnam veterans did as they dealt with combat related issues.

After his return from Vietnam he attended Mankato State University graduating with honors and completing his Bachelor of Science degree.Warren worked for Honeywell for 13 years as a computer programmer and as a result he built many computers for his brother, sisters and nephews. Warren loved the outdoors where he studied and planted many flowers and trees at his home and his folk's home in Dalbo. Warren resided many years with his folks in Dalbo until they died. Warren enjoyed the fellowship of the local AA and he would volunteer to pick others up so they could attend also. He later resided with his brother Walter near Milaca.

Warren is survived by his brother, Walter of Milaca; sister, Danielle Hudec of Princeton; brother-in-law, Otto Kraemer of Ogilvie; aunt, Eva Steiner of Minneaplis; uncle, Paul and wife, Sheila Steiner of Waconia; four nephews; one niece; five great nephews; one great niece and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dana Kraemer and nephew, Christian Kraemer.

Warren will be greatly missed and we all wish him a Great Ride in the Sky with the Lord until we meet again.

Arrangements were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca.

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