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Obituary: James O. Steinbruegge

Obituary: James O. Steinbruegge

August 11th, 2019 in Obituaries

James O. Steinbruegge, 77, of Jefferson City, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born on January 28, 1942, in Baden, Missouri, the son of the late Oliver and Beatrice (Nelms) Steinbruegge. Jim was united in marriage on March 11, 1967, to Gail Davy, in Niagara Falls, New York. Jim was a graduate of Lutheran Central High School in St. Louis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Jim served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He served as a supply officer and obtained the rank of Captain. Following his service in the Air Force, Jim was employed with Southwestern Bell for over 20 years until his retirement in 1990. He also worked as an IT Consultant for the Missouri Department of Transportation and retired from there also. Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2693, American Legion and the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Jim enjoyed fishing, golfing and watching all sports. He played catcher for the Southwestern Bell baseball team in Houston, Texas, where they took first place in their league. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gail, son: Robert Christopher Steinbruegge of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and good friends: Jay and Jill Ritterskamp of St. Louis and Tommy and Pat Stewart of Jefferson City. Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Inurnment will be private for family at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.