Roger D. “Jake” Steinhorst, age 89, of Reedsburg, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Casa de Oakes in Reedsburg. He was born on November 17, 1930 in Loganville, the son of August and Ella (Williams) Steinhorst. Jake was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. On May 28, 1955 he was married to the former Sue A. Parkhurst. He had owned and operated Reedsburg Salvage since 1966. Jake will be remembered by his family as a loving and devoted husband, father and Papa. He served as a city alderman from 1969 to 1972. Jake was active on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Board of Review for many years. He was also a supervisor for the Town of Reedsburg. In his younger days, he was a member of the Loganville Fire Department. Jake was also a past president of the Reedsburg Little League. He was proud to have been appointed a special deputy for the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department. Jake was also a member of the Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916 and a member of St. John Lutheran Church where he served on the cemetery board. He truly enjoyed baseball, singing, dancing and going out to dinner with his wife, Sue.
Survivors include his four children: Brente (Pam) Steinhorst, of Reedsburg; Traye (Dayna) Steinhorst, of Rock Springs; Korrie (Paula) Steinhorst, of Baraboo and Suzie (Tracy) Horkan, of Reedsburg; eight grandchildren: Hannah and Max Steinhorst; Jacob Steinhorst, Jessica (Jacob) Alt, Allison Steinhorst; JoEtte, Kyran and Tarek Horkan; two step-grandchildren: Alicia (Joe) Rau and Elizabeth (Jeremy) Coleman; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Marie Steinhorst, of Reedsburg and Jane (Robert) Bortz, of Beaver Dam; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue, on January 26, 2013; his brother: Gerald “Bud” Steinhorst; his sister: Rosalyn (Ed) Vig; a step-grandson: Arnold; and a brother-in-law: Jon Parkhurst.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Paula Harris officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Reedsburg V.F. W. would be appreciated.
A special thanks to the staff of Casa de Oakes and Agrace Hospice for the excellent care given to Jake and his family.
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