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Obituary: Dale William Steinhorst

Apr 01, 2016 07:20PM ● Published by Jim

Dale William Steinhorst

Dale William Steinhorst, age 61, passed away at his home in Fox Lake on Thursday, March 31, 2016 following a courageous 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

A visitation for Dale will be held on Monday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home with Denise Cole officiating. The burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton.

Dale William Steinhorst was born to Loren and Mildred Steinhorst on January 14, 1955. He was a 1973 graduate from Waupun High School. On January 19, 1980, Dale was united in marriage to Colleen Dinkel.

When he was younger, Dale farmed with his parents. He then worked at Vintage Parts for 29 years. Dale enjoyed riding motorcycle and scooters with his wife. He loved to watch sports; he enjoyed the Badgers, Packers, Brewers, Dallas Cowboys, and his favorite NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick. Dale also loved hunting, bowling and traveling with his children. In his spare time, Dale spent 17 years remodeling their home, and worked on restoring his 1968 Charger.

Dale is survived by his best friend and wife, Colleen; his daughter, Julie Steinhorst of Beaver Dam; his son, Jason (Cassie) Steinhorst of Waupun and granddaughter Daelynn Steinhorst; sister, Mary (John) Quade of Brooksville, FL; brothers, Donald Steinhorst and Alan Steinhorst both of Fox Lake; mother-in-law, Beverly Dinkel of Fox Lake; sisters-in-law, Carrie (Doug) Sackett of Beaver Dam, Christine (Mark) Schueffner of New Holstein, Chuck (Louise) Dinkel of Beaver Dam, and Chad (Trisha) Dinkel of Randolph; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law Werner Dinkel.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dale’s oncologist, Dr. Kim and the 5th floor nursing and hospice staff.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at

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