John Steinmentz, HowardJohn Michael Steinmetz, 39, Howard, formerly of Vermillion, died Nov. 29, 2012, as the result of a car accident.
John Michael Steinmetz, 39, Howard, formerly of Vermillion, died Nov. 29, 2012, as the result of a car accident.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1973.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 4, 2012, at Kober Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Trisha Boese officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
John was born in Vermillion to Harold and Betty (Marken) Steinmetz.
John grew up in Vermillion and attended Vermillion High School, where he met the love of his life, Kristen Ann Brown.
He graduated in 1992 and moved to Phoenix, where he attended UTI Phoenix for auto mechanics.
After graduation, he and Kristen moved back to South Dakota, where they got married on Aug. 1, 1998.
Together, they had two children: Stephen and John.
John was dedicated to his family. He loved spending time with his boys.
John enjoyed anything outdoors; fishing, hunting, listening to his loud music and just working on cars. He was a free spirit who enjoyed living life wild and free and with a kind heart. If you ever needed a hand, he was always there.
John is survived by his wife, Kristen Steinmetz, Howard; his two sons: Stephen Brown-Steinmetz and John Henry Steinmetz, both of Howard; his mother, Betty Steinmetz, Toronto; his father, Harold Steinmetz, Letcher; his sisters, Tami (Randy) Young, Mitchell; and Kim (Dave) Nerud, Clear Lake; his brothers, Gerald Steinmetz, Mitchell; and Jim (Jenn) Steinmetz, Letcher; parents-in-law, Richard and Deb Brown, Vermillion; his sister in-law, Melissa Brown (her sons, Kobe and Kollin), Vermillion; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his faithful dog, Ozzy.