Funeral services were held Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth, with Pastor Nathan Meador and Pastor Thomas Burton co-officiating. Burial was in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.
A memorial fund is being established in his name.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. Condolences may be offered online at www.suchonfh.com.
Mr. Steltenpohl was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Rockford, Ill., a son of Christie Meitner Steltenpohl and the late Alvin Steltenpohl. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point and placed first in the Trombone Competition at the state level in 1964.
He attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He was married to Linda Karch on June 5, 1971, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.
The couple resided in Stevens Point for a short time and then in Greenbush for four years before moving to Plymouth in 1976.
He worked at Gilson Brothers for several years and then at Borden’s Foods, (now Dairy Farmers of America) for 28 years.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth.
Survivors include his wife, Plymouth; three sons, Kevin (Joy), Grafton, Eric (Natalie), Plymouth, and Michael (Jennifer), Two Rivers; his mother, Christie Steltenpohl, Stevens Point; three brothers, John (Josie), Chippewa Falls, David (LeAnn), Plover, and Darrell (companion, Mary), Sandusky, Ohio; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Theresa.