Obit: Hainz, Steve C. (1973 - 2011)
Surnames: Hainz, Northup, Lewis, Garlach
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 05/03/2011
Hainz, Steve C. (13 JUL 1973 - 29 APR 2011)
NEILLSVILLE -- Steve Hainz, 37, of Neillsville, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at his home.
Steven Carl Hainz was born July 13, 1973, in Neillsville, the son of Ronald and Gloria (Northup) Hainz. He attended Neillsville Public Schools and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1991. After graduation, Steve started his own canned-milk hauling business for the Amish community. He later sold that business to Joe Struensee. Then, in 1997, Steve bought the bulk milk route from Jerry Anderegg that he currently was operating. Along with hauling milk, Steve also co-owned The Mug Tavern in Greenwood with his brother Dean from 1995 to 1997 and raised beef cattle on his home farm. He was united in marriage Aug. 20, 2005, to Kelly Lewis in Greenwood.
Steve excelled in track and field in high school, setting what was then the school record in the 400- and the 800-meter races. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed taking trips out west to hunt. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and shooting pool.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly; two stepsons, Cody L. Garlach and Dustin S. Garlach, both of Neillsville; parents, Ronald H. and Gloria Hainz of Neillsville; a sister, Sherri Hainz of Neillsville; and three brothers, Ronnie Lee (Sandra Stewart) Hainz, Howie (Carla) Hainz and Dean (Heather) Hainz, all of Neillsville. Steve also is survived by his paternal grandmother, Lulu Hainz of Neillsville, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and his paternal grandfather.
Funeral services for Steve will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Daniel Zimmerman will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow at Degan's Sports Zone in Neillsville.
Honorary casket bearers are Roland Opelt, Jay Gardner, Justin Hainz, Josh Hainz, Jason Hainz, Keith Hainz and Bryan Jensen.
Casket bearers are Andy Johnson, Bill Buettner, Kevin Schoen, Cory Schofield, Jeremy Springer and Matt Osegard.
Visit www.GescheFH.com to express your condolences.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Steve's family with funeral arrangements.
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