Anthony Michael Steinke, age 21, of New Ulm, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home in New Ulm.
Anthony Michael Steinke, age 21, of New Ulm, died on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home in New Ulm. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and will continue on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The Officiant will be John Sackett. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye at a later date. Reception to follow at the Sleepy Eye Community Center. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Anthony was born on June 15, 1992 in New Ulm. He lived in Sleepy Eye, Lakeville, Fall City, Wash., Minneapolis and most recently New Ulm. Anthony graduated from New Ulm High School and went to college in the Twin Cities for a short time before returning to New Ulm.
Anthony was a creative spirit. He was a writer, composer, musician and game developer. Anthony's first thought was always of the other person. His "Life Essence" and "Paregoria" ventures enabled him to reach out and help others around the globe.
Anthony is survived by his mother, Sharon Sackett of New Ulm; father, Scott Steinke of Fall City, Wash.; step-mother, Mona Dill of Fall City, Wash.; sister, Cael "Tara" Roettger and sister-in-law, Raquel Heiderscheidt of New Ulm; brothers, Matthew Steinke of New Ulm and Nathanael Steinke of Fall City, Wash.; six step-brothers and a step-sister; special friend, Catharina Nilsen of Norway; maternal grandparents, Barb and Eugene Bertrand of Sleepy Eye and Jerry and Kathy Sackett of Worthington; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Anthony was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jane Marks and Melvin "Moon" Steinke both of Sleepy Eye; paternal uncle, Boyce Steinke; great-grandparents, Don and Anna McMullen; and great-grandpa, Virgil "Todd" Sackett.