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Edmund Steiner

March 17, 1916 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 102)

Edmund Steiner, 102 of Hillsboro, passed July 5, 2018 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.  Edmund was born on a farm north of Pilsen on March 17, 1916. He was the last living member of the five children born to Joseph and Lucy Safarik Steiner. He grew up on the same farm and attended Pilsen grade school along with Father Emil Kapaun.  He rode a horse to high school in Lincolnville. He was an honor student and excelled in sports as well.  His high school basketball team was the 1934 Division Championship. He remained on the farm after high school.

On October 23, 1939, he married Mildred Vinduska at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.  They were married for 56 years. She died in 1996 and to that marriage 4 children were born; Marlene, Dennis, Terry and Shirley.

He dearly loved to hunt and trap. He won the Kansas State Class D trapshooting in 1951 and the Great Western Trap shoot in 1952.  His other accomplishments and interests included being secretary of the telephone lines for 15 years, coaching 4 grades of sports, coaching CYO basketball and being named the best coach award, serving 25 years on the ASCS board, serving on the committee to establish St. Luke hospital in Marion, member of the board of trustees at St. John Nepomucene church, member of the cemetery board, served on the Pilsen Community Center board, member and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, serving as a Eucharistic Minister in church,  and playing saxophone in the Blue Aces Band, Harmony Kings and Ernie Palacek in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.

He would like to be remembered by the golden rule: He always treated other people just like he would like them to treat him.

Edmund is survived by his sons Dennis (Mary) of Hillsboro and Terry (Deanna) of Lincolnville; son in-law James Gutsch of New Mexico; 6 grandchildren; Mike, David, Rodney and Jacqueline Gutsch; Lucas, Terry Alan Steiner and Jaime Steiner-Prideaux; 3 step-grandchildren Brenda Gladfelter, Shirley Mullin, and Loren Keating; several great grandchildren and his very close friend Victoria Smolik of Marion. 

Preceding Edmund in death are his parents; wife Mildred and daughters Marlene Gutsch and Shirley Steiner.

Donations may be made to:

Father Kapaun Legacy Fund
c/o Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Marion KS 66861
Tel: 1-620-382-2112

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