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John "Jack" Thomas Steiner

April 16, 1940 — May 1, 2022

John "Jack" Thomas Steiner, 82, of Hastings, NE passed away on May 1, 2022 at the University of

Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Evangelical Free Church in Hastings, NE

with pastors Scott DeWitt and Matt Sass officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, May 5th at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings. Burial will take place at 2:30 PM in the Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud, NE. Memorials are

suggested to the church, Youth For Christ or the Arbor Day Foundation. Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jack was born on April 16, 1940 in Douglas, WY to John M. and Anna (Curry) Steiner. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1958. He became a Christian at Summer Camp at the age of 18. A few years later he married Gloria Schenk on November 25, 1961. He worked for various companies throughout his life: Huyck Grain, Ayr Grain Co., Consumers Service Co., Fairfield Propane, Menard’s and the Institute for Environmental Health.

Jack and Gloria were charter members of the Hastings Evangelical Free Church, established in 1972. During the early years of the Church, Jack held several positions, including but not limited to Chairman, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Elder, Deacon and Usher.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR, Nebraska volleyball and football, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals, woodworking and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Hastings; children, John R. Steiner of Hastings, Jacque (Floyd)

Fanning of Lincoln, Jason Steiner of Hastings, Justin (Amanda Cates) Steiner of Hastings; grandchildren, Chelsea (Nick) Burr, of Omaha, Eric VonDerfecht, of Fort Collins, CO., Justine (Fiancé, Alex Panganiban) Steiner of Chattanooga, TN, Megan Steiner of Hastings, Mariah Steiner of Hastings, Jacob Steiner of Mooresville, NC, Jenna (Brock) Iliff of Hastings; step grandchildren, Brent (Katelyn) Fanning of Estero, FL, Brittany (Andrew) Rogge of Dubois, NE; step great grandchildren, Emma and Jaxon of Dubois, NE, Reese and Rory of Estero, FL; sisters, Susan Dickey of Salina, KS, Ann Irene (Randy) Baumann of Smith Center, KS, Kathy (Robert) Brogden of Olathe, KS; brothers, Richard (Delta) Steiner of Hutchinson, KS; aunt, Ruth Terrill and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 16-day old son, Jeffrey Thomas Steiner; brother, James


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Service Schedule

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Committal Services will be at 2:30 PM in the Red Cloud Cemetery.

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