Stephen James Kreinbrink, 70, passed away on August 23, 2019, in Ebeid Hospice. He was born in Lima, OH on August 3, 1949 to Wilma (Siefker) and Edward Kreinbrink, being raised on a farm in Leipsic, OH. He married his wife Pamela in 1971 and they resided in Lambertville, MI.
Steve provided for his family working at UPS for 43 years, driving over four million turnpike miles. When off the clock, he loved “sharing” his safe driving expertise while in the passenger seat. His children fondly remember him taking the time to attend their many ball games and spending time working with them to improve. Steve “Papa” loved spending time with his five grandchildren. From showing his oldest granddaughter his basketball moves to fishing with his grandson. He enjoyed watching ‘THE’ Buckeyes on the gridiron and Tigers baseball with his son.
Steve cherished his Catholic faith and it was important to him to share his love of Christ with his family and as a Religious Education teacher at local Catholic parishes. He led family prayers which will be greatly missed at meals, especially his extra hand squeeze at the end of the Our Father. “He shall wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain, for the former world has passed away.” Revelation 21:4
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, (or as Steve would say, “84 years”) Pamela Kreinbrink; son, Brian Kreinbrink, daughters, Kara (Michael) Nocella, Krista (Christopher) Morris; grandchildren, Raylynn, Joseph, Dylan, Lexie, and Emily; brothers and sister, Robert (Petrula) Kreinbrink, Alan (Martha) Kreinbrink, Jane (James) Bennett; sister in law, Jackie (William) Loescher; aunts, Bea, Pat, Margaret; cousins; nieces and nephews.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; in laws, Evelyn and Karl Warner; infant brother Anthony; and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church 8330 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where he will lie in state in the narthex after 10:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.
Stephen’s family wishes to extend special thanks to Ohioans and Hospice nurses for the care that he received. Memorial contributions may be made the charity of donor’s choice.