Captain Ray E. Steiner, 86, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away August 7, 2018 in St. Louis at home with his family by his bedside. Ray was born November 1, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents Bernard Steiner and Henrietta (Schorne) Steiner, his brothers Robert Steiner and Bernard Steiner.
Ray was a beloved Husband to Connie (Miller) Steiner, Father to Timothy Steiner, Nikki (Steiner) Shea, Angela (Steiner) Kraus, Kregg Kraus, and to granddaughter Olivia Kraus. He dearly loved his granddaughter Olivia and could not wait to celebrate birthdays together with Olivia and daughter Angie.
Ray joined the Police Department in 1950. He was then drafted and served in the United States Navy for the Korean War. After his discharge, he went back to the Des Moines Police Department in 1954. Most of Ray’s working career was with the Police Department earning his position to Captain. His neat and tidy appearance to the department was visibly noticed where his shoes, gun, badge and holster were daily “spit-n-shined” to perfection along with a uniform without wrinkles. Ray’s work ethic was above and beyond reproach. He was well loved, respected, friend to many and will be missed.
His God Gifted talents were neverending with bluing guns for the police department, woodworking along with hand carved mirrors, jewelry boxes and grandfather clocks. Ray was excellent at upholstering anything. If there was a hobby or challenge he had never tackled before, he would conquer it. His favorite recreation was to spend time at Clear Lake with his family and friends, boating, fishing and mushroom hunting. But Ray’s overall favorite passion through and through was being a Policeman in the city of Des Moines, IA.
*Memorial to be determined at a later date in the DSM area
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to:
Poor Clare Monastery, 200 Marycrest Drive, St. Louis, MO 63129