May 2, 1965 - June 3, 2021
On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Andreas Steinmann, our precious loving father and husband, passed away due to a long battle with liver failure. Andreas was born on May 2, 1965, in Recklinghausen, Germany. During the first six years of his life, he was raised by his Oma Steinmann. She devoted her life to raising him during that time. As a result, he developed a deep and rich connection with her that always held a special place in his heart. At the age of 6, he moved to SLC, UT where he attended the first grade at Dilworth Elementary. He was raised in SLC, UT. It was there that he was blessed to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a youth, Andreas found much pleasure in spending time with his Oma Evans who lovingly taught him many things about life and the English language. He has highly regarded his relationship with his step-mother Kathleen and his Oma and Opa Evans and felt a great love for all of them and cherished the relationships with their family. Andreas had a strong spirit and drive for competition which allowed him to excel greatly in competitive swimming from his youth through his high school years. He broke many state swimming records and received hundreds of awards for his swimming achievements. He developed very close friendships during those years that have lasted throughout his life which he always cherished. Andreas was awarded a scholarship to Cornell University in New York but ended up turning that down so that he could serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served his mission in Zurich, Switzerland. His mission was a highlight in his life. He had a great love for the people there and for his missionary companions. He was blessed to serve in many different capacities during that time. The experiences he had during those two cherished years have remained with him throughout his life. He served in various leadership and teaching positions in the church. He found much joy in doing so and had many invaluable experiences that served to strengthen his spirituality, faith and testimony. One of his favorite callings was teaching primary together with his wife, Haeli. His knowledge of the gospel was extensive as he was constantly searching and seeking for gospel knowledge. His desire to serve and help others was always strong, but his capacity to do so was thwarted by his physical limitations. He, however, was always thinking of how to make someone's day a happier, more joyful one. Andreas attended the University of Utah for a few years. However, instead of pursuing his formal education, he started working in the auto/RV business where he worked for over thirty years as a salesperson and eventually progressed to the company finance and general manager. He associated with a wide variety of people in the industry and was well-known and very highly regarded among those individuals. The skills and knowledge that he developed there have served him throughout his life not only in his profession, but also in many other aspects of his life. His children, Julieanna and Timothy, were the light of his life. He had an over abiding love for both that surpassed anything else of importance. He yearned for their happiness and success in life. He wanted them to be better individuals than he was and to have all the opportunities in life that would help them achieve that. He worked constantly to help them with challenging things that took place. He wanted to teach them everything that he could so they would be knowledgeable about the gospel, life, politics, and general how-to things. Time spent with his children was precious to him, but even more particularly in the last few months of his life he yearned for those opportunities. Andreas loved being together with his wife, Haeli, who he married and was sealed to on Feb. 5, 2005 in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. They spent most of their free time together working on their home, reading wholesome books, camping, entertaining family members, taking drives into the mountains, enjoying their dog(s) and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling to many countries as well as going camping with his wife and children and mother-in-law over the years. It was fun for him to provide those opportunities and it gave him great happiness to do so. He had a passion for enjoying different cultures and foods. He also enjoyed cooking at home. It was a delight for him to create something delicious for his family. However, he didn't like to take credit for his success. He would prefer that others not know of his talent up front but would eventually admit that he was the creator. It was a delight for him to research all sorts of subjects including world and American history, biographies, life events, politics, etc. He was constantly seeking knowledge any place he could find it. He had a wonderful sense of humor that was sometimes not completely understood by others. He was a man of adventure and not afraid to do anything---except for getting stuck by needles!! He was given a nickname by his wife's family of "Hondo". That stuck with him ever-after. He was extremely generous to all who would come to visit---making sure that not one soul was left hungry or thirsty or without some type of treat. He loved making others happy. His friends are many. He has maintained relationships with numerous friends from his childhood, youth, and high school that have remained strong and that have given him great pleasure and happiness and connection over his lifetime. He has many friends and close relationships with neighbors and members of the Wallsburg 1st Ward that he has cherished. Over his lifetime, he has expressed how these friendships have impacted his life for good and been an eternal blessing for him. He cherished all of them! He will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends, ward members and loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Haeli (Hanseen) Steinmann, daughter Julie (Steinmann) Giles, Josh Giles, Timothy Steinmann, Chelsea (Weir) Steinmann and grandson, Arlo Giles. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Wallsburg 1st Ward Chapel, 494 W. Main Canyon Road, Wallsburg, UT. Friends may visit with the family from 9-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment at Wallsburg City Cemetery, 100 East 200 North, Wallsburg, UT. Those who are unable to attend the services are invited to view a live stream via Zoom at, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86214971517?pwd=YUxXdCsxcmRxb2c5SDF5M3JFTG11Zz09. Meeting ID: 862 1497 1517 Passcode: 562078 A luncheon will be served afterwards at the Wallsburg church for family and friends. Flowers may be sent to the Wallsburg 1st Ward church house the morning of the service by 8:30 a.m.
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