Donald D. Steinacher Dec 28, 1920 – May 1, 2015 Don Steinacher was born to Henry and Agnes Steinacher of Milligan, Nebraska on December 28, 1920 and died May 1, 2015 at the age of 94. He was raised on a farm and graduated from Milligan High School. He was raised in a family that loved music and he played the trombone. His folks and two brothers, along with additional musicians, formed a nine member orchestra and played for dances, weddings and parties in the surrounding towns for many years prior to the beginning of World War II. Don enlisted in the Army in September of 1942, and served in Europe with the 20th Armored Division, and later in General George S. Patton’s 3rd Army Headquarters in Versailles, France. (Dad always said that Patton was the perfect man, for the perfect situation. And yes, Dad confirmed the stories about Patton. For more information check www.pattonthirdarmy.com). After 43 months of service, Don was discharged, and enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He played trombone for four years in the Nebraska Band. While attending the University he met his future wife Shirley. They were married on May 11, 1950, and upon graduation, moved to Omaha where Don worked for Mutual of Omaha for 36 years. Don enjoyed reading, traveling, yard work, listening to music, church activities at First Covenant Church, playing bridge, cribbage, and golf. He also enjoyed participating in his children’s activities as they were growing up. Later in life he enjoyed participation in the activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also an avid sports fan, developing Keystone Little League as one of the original founding Directors, attending the NCAA College World Series since the 1950s, and Nebraska Big Red Football for over fifty years. Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife Shirley; brothers, Dr. Ray and Norman; and sister-in-law, Ethel. He is survived by son, David; daughter, Susan; grandchildren: Jennie and husband Daniel Dzikiti, Craig, Lisa, and Brett; great-grandchildren: Lenae, Dalvin and Ayla, and Janelle; sisters-in-law, Jean Steinacher and Thelma Bates. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 5th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Wednesday, May 6th at 11am at First Covenant Church, 201 N. 90th Street. Private Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park with military honors. Memorials are suggested to First Covenant Church.
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