January 26, 1932 - November 2, 2014


Wayne George Steinbrecher, 82, of Princeton, MN went home to be with the Lord at The Neighbors of Dunn County Nursing Home in Menomonie, WI on Sunday November 2, 2014. He was born on January 26, 1932 and was the 1st born of 2 children born to George and Luella Steinbrecher. Wayne grew up in Long Siding, MN where he was raised on a dairy farm. He attended a one room country school through grade school, and then graduated from Princeton High School. After graduation he attended Lutheran Bible Institute for one year, where he met his future bride, Lois Guldseth. They were married in Minneapolis, MN on April 9, 1952. Wayne continued with his education and was ordained at Augsburg Seminary in 1958. They served 4 parishes in ND and 3 in WI. They joined Daystar Ministries and later served a parish in Arizona. He retired in 1997 and moved back to his hometown in 2002 where they have resided since in Princeton Apartments. He conducted many Bible Studies in the Princeton nursing homes.

Sharing his faith in Jesus was his passion. His other interest included carpentry, fishing, gardening, baking, cooking and playing games with family and friends. Family reunions were a thing he treasured. Playing with his grandchildren and teaching them how to fish was especially enjoyable. His great-grandchildren made him feel young again.

Wayne is survived and greatly missed by his wife Lois, daughter Karen (Jeff) Miller of Rugby, ND, sons, Dan (Ann) of Menomonie, WI and Darrell of Walton, NY; as well as 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Lee (Cheryl) Steinbrecher of Princeton. In addition, there are brother and sister-in-laws, and several nieces and nephews who will miss him as well. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and 3 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-7:30 PM on Friday, Nov 7th at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, Nov 8th at 2 PM at the Princeton Evangelical Free Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service.