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Thomas Steiner, 85

Thomas Steiner of Annandale died May 26, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 85.

Thomas Steiner 2428Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater with Reverend Steven Hoffmann officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater and one hour prior to services at the church Monday. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by Clearwater American Legion Post 323 at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place in the St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery in Clearwater with full military honors.

Thomas Steiner was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Bismarck, N.D. to Valentine and Apollonia (Heck) Steiner. At age 19, Tom joined the National Guard and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army for 25 years, rising to the rank of First Sargeant. Eighteen of the 25 years of service were spent overseas in Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Alaska. Tom and his wife Eva retired to Clearwater where he served on the Township Board for eight years. After Eva died, Tom married Dorothy Toyne, his childhood sweetheart. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, and American Legion Post 323 in Clearwater. Tom will be remembered for his passion for dancing, love of playing cards, and the love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; first wife Eva; daughter Sandra Braun; three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Annandale; son Larry Steiner of Sauk Rapids; four grandsons, two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; five stepsons, two stepdaughters; 14 stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-granchildren; one sister Millie, three brothers Carl, Peter and Jerry; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.