Dennis Steinmetz Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dennis Lee Steinmetz Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Dennis was born on September 18, 1946, in Cedar Rapids to Howard and Doris Steinmetz, and his life was marked by a deep commitment to his family, community, and country.
Dennis’s educational journey began at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School, where he cultivated a thirst for knowledge that led him to further his studies at Kirkwood Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. In 1966, he answered the call of duty and proudly served his country in the United States Army until 1969.
On August 22, 1971, Dennis embarked on a lifelong partnership with his beloved wife, Diana Ross. As a self-employed carpenter, Dennis honed his skills and craftsmanship, leaving behind a legacy of remarkable workmanship.
For 40 years, he called Traer his home, finding solace and strength within the embrace of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and the Traer American Legion, where he actively participated in church activities and fostered connections within his community.
Dennis found joy in the simple pleasures of life, whether it was unraveling the complexities of puzzles, engaging in creative crafting endeavors, or cherishing precious moments spent with his family.
He leaves behind a legacy of love, as he is survived by his four children: Christina (Jason) Toulouse, Dennis Steinmetz II, Andrea (Damir) Insanic, and Eric (Kricket Roberts) Steinmetz.
His grandchildren, Sonja and Triston Toulouse, Selma Insanic, and Gabrielle, Allysa, and Sophia Roberts, brought him immeasurable pride and joy, and he was blessed with the presence of his great-granddaughter, Amelia Roberts.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Diana, and his brother David. As we bid farewell to Dennis, we remember his unwavering dedication, his warm smile, and his steadfast love for his family.
May his memory live on in our hearts and minds as a reminder of a life well-lived and a legacy of love that will endure for generations to come.