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E. Stony Steinbach

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Born: October 06, 1923

Died: March 08, 2010

Services: A celebration of Stony’s life will be held on Friday, March, 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mayville Golf Club. Military rites will be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post # 69.

Visitation: A visitation will be held on Friday, March 12 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mayville Golf Club.

E. Stony Steinbach, 86 years old, of Mayville, WI passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He suffered from Parkinson’s for over 20 years.

A celebration of Stony’s life will be held on Friday, March, 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mayville Golf Club. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 12 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mayville Golf Club. Military rites will be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post # 69.

Stony was born on October 6, 1923 in Mayville to Adolph and Irene (nee Volkman) Steinbach. Stony was united in marriage to Dorothy Bilgrien on June 18, 1949 at John (Hans) Bilgrien’s farm in Iron Ridge. He was a former owner of Mayville Insurance Agency, which is now owned by Brad and Cindy Steinbach.

Stony entered the Army in 1943. He was a veteran serving in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. Stony was the past commander and member of the Mayville American Legion Post #69. Stony entered the insurance business in May 1947. Stony was a charter member of Wisconsin Independent Mutual Agents (WIMA) which is now known as the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIA). Under his direction the PIA grew from a start up organization of 30 agencies to 750 agencies and well over 2000 individual members when he retired in 1994.

Stony enjoyed baseball, attending two Brewer Fantasy Camps in Chandler Arizona. He enjoyed duck hunting at Rush Lake at his cottage deemed the ‘Sheraton Rush’. Stony also enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Canada with his son Brad and many other good friends.

Stony is survived by his wife Dorothy; Son, Brad (Cindy), of Mayville; Daughter, Brenda, of Madison, Grandchildren; Leslie, Craig, and Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son Bruce.

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Parkinson Research or the Mayville American Legion Post #69.

Location: Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville (Map)

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Posted at: 3/12/2010 2:44:18 PM By: Jessica Olejniczak

Email Address: parkinson_assn@ssmhc.com

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jessica Olejniczak
American Parkinson Disease Association

Posted at: 3/11/2010 7:54:42 PM By: Dianna Williams

Email Address: diannawilliams21@sbcglobal.net

Dorothy,Brad,Cindy,Brenda,Leslie,Craig and Chloe,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time, always know that Stony touched so many lives and will always be an icon in his work and social life. He will be truly missed.
My first intro to Stony he gave me a baseball card,He had me believing that he did play for the Brewers. I still have it. God Bless your families,so many good memories to hold in your hearts.

Posted at: 3/11/2010 5:29:28 PM By: Steve Keip

Email Address: cateringdirector@theedgewater.com

To Brenda,

My sincerest condolences at your father's passing. Tho I aven't seen either of you in a few years, you remain fondly in my memory.

Steve Keip
The Edgewater Hotel
Madison

Posted at: 3/11/2010 11:16:42 AM By: Mary Samp, CISR, AU, AIS

Email Address: msamp@societyinsurance.com

Dorothy, Brad, Cindy and Brenda, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

I had the pleasure to work with Stony in my early insurance career in the Mayville Insurance Agency and also the PIA of WI Association. I feel I was very fortunate to be able to work under his direction for several years.

Stony was one great professional in the Wisconsin Insurance industry; he was very knowledgeable, determined and particular but at the same time a soft spoken man. His smile said 1,000 words.

He was a wonderful inspiration and mentor to me, and will be greatly missed.

Mary K. Samp, AU, CISR, AIS
Commercial Underwriter
Society Insurance

Posted at: 3/11/2010 9:29:56 AM By: Mike Novitske

Email Address: pbrsailor@centurytel.net

I would like to express my deep sympathy to the family of Stony Steinbach. I met Stony while installing telephone service at his cottage in Rush Lake a number of years ago. While only meeting and knowing Stony a very short time, he impressed me as being a very knowledgeable, kind, caring, gentle, fun loving, and loving life kind of individual. Stony impressed me as the kind of man that one automatically respects after just shaking his hand, a man of integrity, a man one could trust. After meeting thousands of customers throughout the years, Stony is one of the handful that truly standout in my memory.

My Deepest condolences on the loss of you loved one.

Mike Novitske

Posted at: 3/10/2010 6:23:46 PM By: Diane Ronge

Email Address: rongediane@yahoo.com

Even thou I only got to know Stoney for a short time I feel blessed to have that time. I got to talk to him and as a fellow Brewers fan see how much he got out of his time down at Fantasy camp. He would lite up when talking about those times. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 4:17:14 PM By: Verdaine Anunson

Email Address: verdaine.anunson@tislimited.com

Thanks for working with the PIA and for serving our country U.S.A.

Your memory will live on in many hearts.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 3:29:32 PM By: Polly Ediger & Seth Pfaehler

Email Address: polly@synergyink.com

Dearest Brenda and family, for some moments in life there are no words. May you all hold up your hearts with the love of each other and friends.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 2:11:41 PM By: Mark Besting

Email Address: mbesting@colonialinsurance.net

My sincere condolences to the Steinbach family. I am glad that I had a chance to meet and work with Stony, he not only was a great advocate for us agents but an exceptional person as well. He will be missed.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 2:02:17 PM By: Al Breitenfeldt

Email Address: al@community-insurance.com

My deepest sympathy to the Steinbach family. The insurance industy has lost one of its finest members. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 1:24:36 PM By: Julie Liebelt

Email Address: julie.liebelt@rrins.com

Brenda, my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your dad. I know he was liked and respected very much by his peers and had many accomplishments. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 1:17:20 PM By: Jim and Debi Stein

Email Address: debistein@wi.rr.com

Our deepest sympathy to Stony's entire family. He was a truly kind gentleman.

Posted at: 3/10/2010 1:13:02 PM By: Jayne Wanka CIC

Email Address: fiamedjayne@charterinternet.com

Brenda and family, sorry to her another of our forefathers in insurance has passed on. We can all be very proud of your Dad's accomplishments! I know there are many many great memories you will hold close. My prayers go out to you and your family. Jayne Wanka, CIC

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