Ellis A. Steinhauser, 91, of Altair, passed away Nov. 21 in Altair.
He was born Nov. 21, 1930 to Edwin Steinhauser and Mary (Schneider) Steinhauser in Columbus. He married Dessie Bolten Mar. 10, 1951.
Ellis worked as a Boilermaker for many years.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring and also attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus. He was a SPJST member for 50 years and also belonged to the Boiler Maker Union for 60 years.
Ellis loved his family and was always wanting to know who was having the next grandbaby or great grandbaby because he felt life was empty without little ones. He loved being around young people because he felt they keep you young. Ellis never met a stranger and he loved to travel. He loved funny cards and party themes and dressing up in costumes; Halloween, German, 70’s just to mention a few. Ellis loved his birthday time and always loved presents and giving his family all kinds of ideas for what to get. He especially liked being in competition with Bobbie raising the biggest pumpkin, tomatoes, potatoes and onions to name a few.
Ellis is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dessie Steinhauser; daughters and sons-in-law Crystal and Brad Hajdik, Tamy and Billy Ordner, Lore Baker and Bill Trahan, Renee and Terry Walsh, Deborah and Rick Yancey; grandchildren and spouses/significant others Dawnielle and BJ Shrader, Jacob Walsh and Amanda, Brittney and Eli Merz, Adam Walsh, Carlyle and Jacki Ordner, Shawn and Kaley Jackson, Eric and Cristy Ordner, Colin Ordner and Claira, Alex Woolery Price and Mike, Ethan and Chrissy Ordner, Remington and Becca Hajdik, Sidney Hajdik; great grandchildren Annabelle, Heidi and Lila Shrader, Elie and Dane Merz, Avery, Addison, Ashlyn and Ardyn Ordner, Layla, Scarlett, Skylar and Kennedy Ordner, and Makayla Woolery Price.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Mary Steinhauser; sisters Clara Klimple, Myrtle Knipple, Leona Drymalla and Hazel Steinhauser; brothers Henry Steinhauser, Frank Steinhauser, Harry Stein hauser and George Steinhauser; nieces Theresa and Martha; nephews Nathan, Richard, John and Dewayne.
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Graveside service will be Monday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Millheim Cemetery in Millheim. Pastor Alan Kethan will be officiating.
Burial will take place in Millheim Cemetery in Millheim.
Pallbearers are Jacob Walsh, Shawn Jackson, Carlyle Ordner, Colin Ordner, Adam Walsh, Remington Hajdik, Eric Ordner and Ethan Ordner.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Lucie’s Project, 5286 W 4th St., Sheridan, TX 77475.
Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.